A teenage prodigy on the flute, Atarah played her first television concerto live at the Royal Albert Hall aged fourteen. She was appointed First Flute for The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 1963, where she played under conductors including Sargent, Boult, Beecham, Barbirolli, Colin and Andrew Davis, Simon Rattle, John Pritchard and the resident conductor at the time, Sir Charles Groves.
Atarah stayed with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for twelve years, until 1975, during which time her solo work included concertos with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and, of course, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
In addition to playing, she has guested on UK television and radio shows, including: Lunchtime Pebble Mill (BBC), The John Dunn Show, Start The Week, Kaleidoscope, Good Morning! amongst others.
Now living in South West France, amongst other projects, Atarah offers music for weddings. In The Secrets of a Wedding Planner, she gives her advice on including classical music in your big day…