Kati Debretzeni Leader, Violin

Kati has been one of our Leaders since 2008.

Born in Transylvania, Kati studied the violin with Ora Shiran in Israel, and the Baroque violin with Catherine Mackintosh and Walter Reiter at the Royal College of Music in London.

Kati has taken a starring role in several OAE performances. She performed alongside the dancers in our fresh take on Vivaldi’s The Four SeasonsĀ when we collaborated with renowned choreographer Henri Oguike in 2013 and fused authentic performance with contemporary choreography. Also, Kati directed our concert with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly from the violin in 2017, which was an unusual, challenging and rewarding feat.