Mezzo soprano | Teacher of singing and music theory
Katie was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated from the University of York in 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Music. Her operatic career has so far included the roles of Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Despina (Cosí fan Tutte), Marthe (cover) (Faust), Goffredo and Mago (Rinaldo – Handel), Mama (The Parlour – Grace Williams), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Contralto (Paul Bunyan – Britten), Dido and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Prince Orlofsky (cover) (Die Fledermaus), and Madame de Croissy (Dialogues of the Carmelites – Poulenc).
As a recitalist Katie has given performances at various venues in York, Newcastle, Hull and Germany. She particularly enjoys performing song cycles; some favourites are Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben and Liederkreis, Berlioz Les Nuits d'Éte, Brahms Acht Zigeunerlieder and Britten Cabaret songs as well as several mixed programmes. Solo oratorio work has included Bach Mass in B minor and Magnificat, Duruflé Requiem, Britten A Ceremony of Carols and Handel Dixit Dominus.
Katie has participated in several masterclasses, including those of Malcolm Martineau OBE, Gilles Denizot and Ann Murray DBE. She very much enjoys teaching singing and music theory, and has been teaching singing to students of all ages and abilities since 2007.