Welcome to the Website of mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge; recognised as a 'Rising Star of Classical Music' by The Times and as 'One of Britain's brightest young mezzos' by What's On Stage, and named as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, English National Opera (ENO) Harewood Artist and YCAT Artist. Kathryn is an Associate Member of the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied 2004-2011 and received a Postgraduate International Artist Diploma. Kathryn has received awards including; Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Award, BBC Education Bursary, Susan Chilcott Scholarship, Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary and the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award.
Kathryn made her operatic debut as Cherubino in Fiona Shaw's production of Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro' (English National Opera 2011) and she has since performed in principal operatic roles including; Dorabella Cosi Fan Tutte (Garsington), Zerlina Don Giovanni (Opera North) Rosina in 'The Barber of Seville' (ENO) and Cherubino (Glyndebourne). She also regularly collaborates, performs and records with renowned orchestras and conductors. Alongside regular appearances in song recitals and festivals; including appearances at the BBC Proms and the Houses of Parliament. Groves Artists
Kathryn is a dedicated music educator and a passionate supporter of music education and activities in schools, hospitals and community settings; regularly delivering vocal workshops and serving as a tutor at institutions including Chetham’s School of Music, The University of Liverpool and The University of Manchester.