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Mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge was born in Liverpool in 1986 and was named as The Times ‘Rising Star of Classical Music and ‘One of Britain’s brightest young mezzos’ (What’s On Stage) Kathryn is a highly versatile artist performing in operas, concerts, song recitals with a growing discography of critically acclaimed recordings. Her voice is celebrated by audiences and critics alike and is described as having, “tremendous reserves of power, impeccable intonation, the capacity for a gloriously sustained legato and, most interesting of all, a distinctive vocal quality. The timbre has white-hot intensity...” (The Times)

“This charismatic singer, with her immaculate diction, knows how to stir the heart, and one hardly dares to predict what is to come.” (Opera Magazine)

Kathryn was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist (2015-17), an English National Opera Harewood Artist, YCAT artist and she is an Associate Artist of Royal Northern College of Music where she studied (2004-2011) voice with Susan Roper, graduating with BMus.1st class hons, PG Dip and International Artist Diploma. Kathryn has been the recpient of many awards and was Nominated  for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.

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Music Minds Matter

Music and Mind Mental Health Support for people working in the music industry Music Minds Matter is a mental health service launched in December 2017 by Help Musicians UK. Help Musicians UK is the the largest independent music charity and provider of health and...

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Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Primary School

Liverpool, Our Lady’s Bishop Eton School Thanks so much to Our Lady’s Bishop Eton School and music teacher Leighton Jones for inviting me into school this Summer!   I loved meeting everyone and hearing the children sing at their special assembly with the whole school...

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Easter at Kings

KINGS COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE On 30th March 2018 (Good Friday) I performed the role of the Angel in Elgar’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius‘ broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from the magnificent setting of the Kings Chapel at Kings College Cambridge. Performing the piece too were...

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BBC Proms Debut

    I was thrilled to make my BBC Proms debut in the stunning setting of the Old Royal Naval Chapel in Greenwich on Saturday 6th August 2016.  David Hill conducted this ‘Proms at…” premier of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the BBC singers which was...

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Somme and Beyond Concert

Concert to commemorate the "Battle of the Somme" in collaboration with the Royal British Legion and St George's Hall Liverpool. As part of my work with Mersey Wave Community Music project, a concert in collaboration with the Royal British Legion was presented at St...

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Love Sought

Roxanna Panufnik's "Love Sought" for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Piano World Premier will take place live on Radio 3 In Tune 22nd April 2016, Stratford upon Avon. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for its BBC Shakespeare Festival 2016 marking 400 years since the Bard's death....

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RLPO 175th Concert

On 12th and 14th March 2015 I performed in two very special concerts with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir as they celebrated their 175th Anniversary. The sell-out concerts marked the occasion of the first concert the Liverpool Philharmonic Society...

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YCAT at 30 Concert

Young Classical Artist Trust is celebrating 30 years! I sang in a lovely concert in January 2015 with soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist James Baillieu which took place at the beautiful house of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis. Set up in 1984 YCAT provides a unique stepping...

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RLPO Season Launch

16th May 2014 Thrilled to have performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko for their 14/15 Season Launch at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.  Next year the orchestra celebrate their 175th anniversary and I am excited to be performing...

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April Concerts 2014

Mersey Wave Music presented a concert St Marys Church Hale Village on 4th April 2014  and I had lots of fun singing with the Mersey Wave Choir again. The theme for the concert was Musical Theatre with lots of our favourite repertoire from musicals  'Les Mis' to 'My...

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Valentine’s

Friday 14th February 2014 Valentine’s Day Concert at St Ambrose Church Speke, Liverpool.  The concert was organised in collaboration with Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir along with their Musical Director Leigh Mason, Deputy Musical Director Owen Roberts and accompanist...

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Live at St Wilfrids

On 1st February 2014 I performed a recital with pianist Daniel Browell as part of the “Live at St. Wilfrid’s” recital series.  The  organisers are celebrating their 23rd season of concerts which are planned on a monthly basis  - As well as encouraging young musicians...

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December Concerts

  Mersey Wave Christmas Concert took place in St Ambrose Church, Liverpool on 6th December 2013 with local Mersey Wave community choir leading the way through carols and classic Christmas Songs under the direction of Jason Ellis.   Owen Roberts also provided musical...

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St Ambrose Parish at 60

  A concert took place at St Ambrose church, Speke, Liverpool  on 26th July 2013.  The event celebrated the 60th Anniversary of St Ambrose Parish and was organised by Mersey Wave Music with the support of St Ambrose and St Christopher’s Parish Priest Fr Ed Cain...

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Kathleen Ferrier Bridgewater Hall Centenary Recital

KATHLEEN FERRIER CENTENARY YEAR This year the Kathleen Ferrier Society are celebrating the centenary of the life and work of Kathleen who was born at Higher Walton, near Blackburn,  on 22nd April 1912.    Kathleen became a singer of international renown but never lost...

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Melling Tithebarn

On Friday 15th July I performed a recital with pianist Jason Ellis for The Melling Tithebarn Arts Association  which is a charitable organisation based in Melling, Merseyside. Their aim is "to foster understanding and appreciation of the arts among people residing in...

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Carleton House

It was a joy to congratulate the recipients of the evening’s prizes, all of the pupils, and everyone who had been a part of the school year.  I was so proud to see and hear that Carleton House is growing from strength to strength with the hard work of all the...

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Wigmore Hall Recital

Wigmore Hall  On Monday 11th July  2011 I performed a recital at Wigmore Hall, London with pianist James Baillieu.  Cellist  Tim Lowe also performed in the concert that was presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Company Concerts and Maise Lewis Young...

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Bridgewater Hall

It was a great pleasure to join Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier  and the Royal Northern  College of Music Symphony Orchestra for an evening of American Music at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall.   The concert programme included orchestral pieces Bela Bartok's 'Concerto...

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Latest Release

Sea Slumber Song

by Elgar | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

In Haven

by Elgar | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Where corals Lie

by Elgar | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

The Swimmer

by Elgar | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

“My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.”

Edward Elgar

1857-1934