Catherine Davis was educated at the Conservatorium High in Sydney and the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she won all the major piano and accompaniment prizes, culminating in the Recital Diploma.
Since returning to Australia, she took up a full-time Lectureship at the University of Newcastle and, since 1999, has freelanced in Sydney where she is regularly employed by the Sydney Conservatorium, Cantillation Choir, Opera Australia Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Sydney Lyric Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony, Trackdown Scoring Stage in the capacity of both orchestral pianist/celeste/synth player and audition pianist.
Catherine has performed concerti with the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras on a number of occasions. Recent highlights have been sharing the stage with violinists Julian Rachlin and Maxim Vengerov as well as the newly appointed Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic, David Cooper. 2019 will see her continuing involvement with the Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Ballet (pianist for the newly choreographed and orchestrated ballet The Happy Prince).
Catherine has enjoyed her involvement with the ACVC since 2018.