Catherine Vickers is also known for her work in the area of contemporary music. She was professor at the Folkwang University in Essen and is now professor at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. She has presented concerts in Asia, Europe and North America. Catherine Vickers has appeared as guest musician at international festivals for contemporary music (Darmstadt, Montréal, Munich, Salzburg, etc.), held master classes (Sommerakademie Salzburg, Varna Summer Festival, etc.) and served as juror at various piano and chamber music competitions.