Education & Awards
Born in Liverpool, Kathryn completed her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2010. She was a BBC New Generation artist from 2015-17, an ENO Young Artist and a YCAT Artist (Young Classical Artists Trust) between 2010-13. She has won numerous awards, including the MBF Sybil Tutton Award, the Bridgitte Fassbaender Award, the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Strauss Award, the RPS Susan Chilcott Scholarship and the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary, Merseyside Woman of the Year Arts Award and Kathryn was appointed as an RNCM Honorary Associate Artist in 2020.
Previously featured by The Times as A ‘Rising Star of Classical Music’ - Kathryn made her operatic debut to critical acclaim with English National Opera as Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) in a production directed by Fiona Shaw, and at Opera North as Sesto (Giulio Cesare) and has since performed roles including; Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte for Garsington Opera, Rosina/Barber of Seville for ENO, Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne, Annio /La Clemenza di Tito, Hermia /A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Zerlina / Don Giovanni for Opera North, Nancy / Albert Herring for the Buxton International Festival, Rosina Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ (ENO) - as well as a concert performance of Carmen for Charles Hazlewood’s Orchestra In a Field music festival at Glastonbury Abbey and the title role in Holst’s Sāvitri staged at The Barbican, London (Britten Sinfonia/Sir Mark Elder).
Sought after for her work in the Song repertoire and recitals, Kathryn has performed concerts at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Brighton, City of London Festivals, Edinburgh International Festival and Cheltenham Festival (Broadcast by BBC Radio 3), the Lake District Summer Music Festival, the Ryedale Festival, Chester Festival, Lammermuir Festival, Ludlow Festival of English Song, Oxford Lieder Festival, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Chamber Music series, Champs Hill, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Events at Trinity and was involved in a UK tour of Wolf’s Italian Songbook.
On the concert platform, Kathryn works regularly with all of the BBC orchestras and has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, working with conductors Carl Davis and John Wilson and has performed and recorded Elgar’s ‘Sea Pictures’ with Vasily Petrenko. Kathryn has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel at the Royal Festival Hall, Mahler’s ‘Das Knaben Wunderhorn’ at Bridgewater Hall and Berio and Hesketh Songs with the RLPO Ensemble 10/10, The world premiere of Michael Nyman’s Hillsborough Symphony in Liverpool Cathedral, Mendelssohn’s St Paul for the Huddersfield Choral Society, Mozart Requiem with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms, Duruflé Requiem at St Alban’s Cathedral, Missa Solemnis with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, A Child of our Time with the RLPO, Elgar's Sea Pictures with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the The Dresdner Philharmonie. Kathryn has performed the role of the ‘Angel’ in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with Hamburg Symphoniker at the Rheingau Music Festival and various concerts with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Choir and the Orchestra of Opera North.
Kathryn’s debut solo recital recording ‘Loves Old Sweet Song’ with pianist James Baillieu, was released in 2014 by Champs Hill and she has also recorded songs by Donald Swann (Hyperion), Eric Coates and Hamilton Harty Songs with pianist Christopher Glynn and Elgar Orchestral Songs with the BBC Concert Orchestra (Somm), Michael Nyman’s Hillsborough Symphony (MN Records) and Gary Carpenter songs with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Clark Rundell (Nimbus), Roussel Evocations with the BBC Philharmonic / Tortelier (Chandos) Leonvavallo’s Zaza with Maurizio Benini and Donzetti Il Paria with Sir Mark Elder (Opera Rara). Sir Karl Jenkins ‘One World’ (Decca) and ‘The Armed Man’ (Signum). Forthcoming; Schumann’s A Woman's Life and Love (Signum)
Education & Community
Kathryn is a vocal tutor at The University of Liverpool, The University of Manchester and Chetham’s School of Music. She is a passionate supporter of music education and activities in schools, hospitals and community settings - and a proud Patron of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.