With her footprints on stages across the world, Scottish-born and Oxford University educated Kate Targett-Adams is an internationally acclaimed Singer/Songwriter and Celtic harpist. She has performed on numerous occasions for members of the British Royal Family and sang at the Opening of Scottish Parliament attended by Her Majesty the Queen. UK celebrities in her audiences include Harry Potter's JK Rowling, 007's Sir Sean Connery and football's Sir Alex Ferguson.
In Asia, where Kate has resided for the last 10 years her solo concerts range from small, exclusive gatherings to audiences of over 2000 people. With her Mandarin and multi-lingual singing skills she has serenaded the Vice Premier of China, the British Prime Minister, the Irish President and Scottish First Minister at high profile events such as the 2008 Olympics, Shanghai Expo and Phoenix Television's 30 year anniversary in The Great Hall of Beijing's Forbidden City.
Kate's musical performance is a blend of her angelic voice with the small Celtic harp, showcasing songs not only from her own Celtic homeland of Scotland but also from many other different cultures and musical genres.
A Princes’ Trust Ambassador, Kate performed in Scotland at the Opening of Scottish Parliament in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, for JK Rowling at the launch of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at Edinburgh Castle and aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia on many occasions. Kate won the UK Songwriting Contest in 2007 after being awarded Music and Culture Icon for Scotland 2004 by the Scottish tourist board, Visit Scotland. Kate has recorded 6 albums, more details of which can be found on the official website: www.kt-a.com
Resident in Asia for over 10 years, Kate’s performance highlights in Asia include the Shanghai Expo, the Irish President’s visit to Beijing, the First Minister of Scotland’s ministerial tour of China British Prime Minister and the British Gold Medallists Official Reception at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. In 2011 Kate gave a performance at The Great Hall in Beijing’s Forbidden City broadcast by Phoenix television and has given numerous concerts at The Forbidden City Concert Hall and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre.
In 2009 Kate wrote and recorded a charity song called Day by Day, 《新的未来》 in English and Mandarin to raise money and awareness for the Sichuan earthquake survivors one year on. Sponsored by Heng An Standard Life, Day by Day was launched at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Beijing and then later performed by Kate for schoolchildren at the epicentre of the earthquake in Sichuan, where Kate donated hundreds of musical instruments and books to the children with the monies raised. The song has gone on to raise money for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Japanese earthquake in 2011.
As a leading light in Scottish and International music, Katie has played for many well known figures including members of The British Royal Family, The Malaysian Royal Family, Sir Donald Tsang, Sir David Tang, Sir Sean Connery, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Michael Hill, Sir Alex Ferguson and Vera Wang.
Kate is also regularly invited to act as a distinguished Master of Ceremonies, having hosted many international events for Prince of Wales Princes’ Trust, The Marie Curie Cancer Foundation, Sierra PMC, J.P Morgan and British Embassies worldwide. Her MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from Oxford University enables her to not only present in English but also in Mandarin, Spanish, German and French.
Phoenix Television, Dell, Chaumet, Roger Dubuis, Hermes, Vera Wang, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum and Mason, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Masterati, Volkswagen, La Mer, The Waldorf Astoria, The Peninsula, YTL, De Vere, The Westin, The Four Seasons, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, J.P Morgan, Historic Scotland, VisitBritain, VisitScotland, The UK National Trust and Historic Scotland.