“…Her cleanly produced tone, supple musical phrasing, and sensitive colouring of words combine with a vividly attractive stage personality to make something special“. Telegraph 2013
Liverpool mezzo-soprano Kathryn featured as The Times ‘Rising Star of Classical Music 2012’. She made her critically acclaimed professional opera debut with English National Opera as Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) in 2011 and since then she has performed with Opera North as Sesto (Giulio Cesare), Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). In 2012 Kathryn made her debut with Glyndebourne Touring opera revisiting the role of Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) and she also performed in the role of Carmen in a concert performance with Conductor Charles Hazlewood at Glastonbury Abbey. Kathryn is represented by Ingpen and Williams.
Kathryn has performed in recitals all around the country including Wigmore Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Leighton House and at the Brighton, City of London and Cheltenham Festivals (Broadcast by BBC Radio 3). Concert appearances include numerous performances with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall, a concert with Sir Willard White at Bridgewater Hall and a UK tour with American tenor Noah Stewart. Other engagements have included the ‘Armed Man’ with Conductor Karl Jenkins at Birmingham Symphony Hall, St David’s Hall Cardiff and Bridgewater Hall and Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra of Opera North at Leeds Town Hall.
Kathryn has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Joaninha Trust, BBC Fame Academy, Joyce & Michael Kennedy Strauss Award, Kathleen Ferrier Bursary, Susan Chilcott and Yamaha Music Awards. Kathryn is also a Samling Scholar. Roles performed during her studies include Bizet’s Carmen, Erika (Vanessa), Helena (La Belle Helene), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Olga (Eugene Onegin)..
In 2014 Kathryn performed in concert at the Windsor Festival in a Classic FM Broadcast and in recital at the Chester and Lake District International Festivals. She also performed in concerts, in Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall celebrating the 70th Birthday of Conductor Karl Jenkins. Other performances included Mozart’s Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall and Mendhollson’s St. Paul with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. In July 2014 Kathryn sang the names of the 96 Hillsborough victims at the world premier of Michael Nyman’s Symphony No. 11: Hillsborough Memorial with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Liverpool Cathedral. The symphony was also recorded for CD.
During 2015 Kathryn’s debut record ‘Love’s Old Sweet Song’ with pianist James Bailieu was released on the Champs Hill Label. Concerts have included several performances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Future engagements include the role of Dorabella in Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ for Garsington Opera and Rosina in ‘The Barber of Seville’ for ENO.