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New CD Release: Songs by Eric Coates ****

New CD Release: Songs by Eric Coates ****

Kathryn's new CD recordings of Songs by Eric Coates with pianist Christopher Glynn has been released on the Somm Recording Label.    BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MAY 2019 -  ****Review "Once upon a time the songs of Eric Coates were sung and recorded by the world's most...

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Orchestra of Opera North – Distant Shores

Orchestra of Opera North – Distant Shores

Kathryn performs Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Orchestra of Opera North and Conductor Ben Gernon in Huddersfield Town Hall. The programme will include Mozart  Symphony No. 31 in D Major ‘Paris’ K.297/300a Elgar    Sea Pictures Op. 37 Dvorak   Symphony No. 8 in G Major...

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RELEASE OF DONALD SWANN SONGS –  HYPERION

RELEASE OF DONALD SWANN SONGS – HYPERION

Kathryn features in this collaborative recording of Donald Swann songs with distinguished singers Soprano Felicity Lott, Baritone Roderick Williams and Tenor John Mark Ainsley. The project was the brainchild of  pianist Christopher Glynn who liaised with baritone Leon...

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Love’s Old Sweet Song

Love’s Old Sweet Song

Kathryn’s debut recital disc Love's Old Sweet Song with pianist James Baillieu was released in 2015 on the Champs Hill label. View CD Booklet | Amazon | iTunes | Champs Hill Love's Old Sweet Song CD available to purchase here:  £10.99 (inc. P&P) Would you like...

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BBC Radio 3 Sounds of Shakespeare Weekend

BBC Radio 3 Sounds of Shakespeare Weekend

WORLD PREMIER OF ROXANNA PANUFNIK’S “LOVE SOUGHT” Sean Rafferty launched BBC Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare anniversary celebration weekend with a special In Tune live from the studio theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Other Place” in...

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Love’s Old Sweet Song – CD Review

Love’s Old Sweet Song – CD Review

2015 American Record Guide September/October: "Whether or not you have any interest in English song, if you like exceptionally thoughtful music-making, this album is for you. Rudge’s voice is golden, rich, and even; her diction crystal clear, and her phrasing superb....

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Debut CD Love’s Old Sweet Song

Debut CD Love’s Old Sweet Song

Kathryn’s debut album with pianist James Baillieu with Champs Hill Records “Loves Old Sweet Song” released on 2nd February 2015. “Kathryn and James present a recital disc of songs and ballads in English, written between 1823 and 1945 by British composers whose lives...

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Windsor Festival: In Flanders Fields

Windsor Festival: In Flanders Fields

Kathryn was thrilled to be invited to perform at the concluding concert of this year's Windsor Festival on Sunday 28th September 2014 at Holy Trinity Garrison Church in St Leonards Road. The concert entitled 'In Flanders Fields' paid tribute to those who fought in the...

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An Evening of Song with Sir Willard White

An Evening of Song with Sir Willard White

Kathryn will perform at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on Wednesday 12th June 2013. "An Enchanted Evening Of Song with Sir Willard White" is a concert sponsored by Classic FM to mark the Royal Northern College of Music 40th Anniversary Celebrations. More information:...

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Wigmore Hall Recital

Wigmore Hall Recital

Kathryn will perform a lunch-time recital at Wigmore Hall with pianist James Baillieu on Tuesday April 2nd 2013.

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Review: City of London Festival – 29th June 2012

City of London Festival Recital - 29th June 2012  - St Bartholomew the Great “A very special early evening song recital at St Bartholomew-the Great by Kathryn Rudge, who combined a natural rapport and a rich expressive mezzo, at home in French and German, with welcome...

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City of London Festival 2012

Kathryn will perform a recital with James Baillieu at the City of London Festival on Friday 29th June 2012.   Each summer the City of London Festival brings the City's unique buildings and outdoor spaces to life with an extensive artistic programme.   The Festival...

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Review: Brighton Festival – 24th May 2012

Brighton Festival Recital, Brighton Dome  “Everyone is raving about this delightful mezzo-soprano who’s taking the English opera houses by storm at the moment. The passion in her voice is incredible, she has pure clarity of diction and a real elegant tone to her...

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Wigmore Hall Concert: Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Wigmore Hall Concert: Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Kathryn Rudge and James Baillieu will perform at Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 3rd April at 1.00pm in the final concert of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Lunchtime Series. The programme will include songs by Britten, Howells, Fauré’s Cinq melodies de Venise and...

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Celebrating the Kathleen Ferrier Centenary

Celebrating the Kathleen Ferrier Centenary

"An Ordinary Diva!" Kathryn was honoured to have been invited by the Kathleen Ferrier Society to perform on Saturday 3rd March 2012 in a recital as part of the centenary events celebrating the life and music of Kathleen Ferrier.      Kathryn and pianist James Baillieu...

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Joaninah Trust Award

KATHRYN WINS THE JOANINAH TRUST AWARD MARCH 2011, LONDON Kathryn recently participated in an annual competition between young singers about to enter the profession from the UK conservatoires, Glyndebourne and the Monteverdi Choir. The auditions were held at the Royal...

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Wigmore Hall Recital

WIGMORE HALL RECITAL - JULY 2011 Following successful audition Kathryn has been offered a Musicians' Company Concert at the leading international recital venue  of Wigmore Hall in London for July 2011. The award winners recital will be supported by the Maisie Lewis...

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Wigmore Hall masterclass with Ann Murray DBE

WIGMORE HALL MASTERCLASS WITH ANN MURRAY DBE 1pm, 2nd NOVEMBER 2010 Kathryn performed in a Masterclass with Dame Ann Murray as part of the YCAT Wigmore Lunchtime Series. "This concert marks the launch of the Royal Philharmonic Society / YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring...

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BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night

BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night

FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT "Fifteen talented singers were selected to go through to the semi-finals of the BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize, a nationwide search with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to find an opera star of the future. This second semi-final programme, introduced by Penny...

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MBF – Sybil Tutton Award

THE MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND – SYBIL TUTTON AWARD Kathryn is delighted to receive a Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund (MBF) following auditions held in London by the MBF. The award honours exceptionally talented singers undertaking...

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Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss

JOYCE AND MICHAEL KENNEDY AWARD FOR THE SINGING OF STRAUSS MARCH 2009 Kathryn was delighted to win the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Award for the Singing of Strauss at a competition held at the Royal Northern College of Music on Wednesday 4th March 2009. Six finalists...

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THE BRUCE MILLAR/GULLIVER PRIZE 2008

FEBRUARY 2008 Kathryn was thrilled to win The Bruce Millar/Gulliver Prize for young opera singers at a national competition held at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow on 24th February, 2008. Since 1989 many young opera singers have benefited from...

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BBC PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION BURSARY

BBC FAME ACADEMY EDUCATION AWARD NOVEMBER 2007 Kathryn was awarded a prestigious Fame Academy Education Bursary worth £20,000 which will fund her opera and vocal studies at postgraduate level. There were over 950 applicants for this award and the competition was...

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Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship

YMFE VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FEBRUARY 2007 The 2007 Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe scholarships were dedicated to voice this year and produced a record number of entries. Kathryn was one of the ten finalists selected at the preliminary rounds and she performed a...

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