Katherine Broderick – Soprano

Katherine Broderick was the winner of the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She finished her studies at the National Opera Studio in London in 2008, having previously studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won the Gold Medal, and took the undergraduate course at the Royal Northern College of Music, during which time she spent a year at the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig. She studies with Susan McCulloch.

Current and future plans include soloist in Mahler Symphony No 4 and Strauss Lieder with The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Okko Kamu; Beethoven Symphony No 9 with Ivor Bolton and the Mozarteum Orchestra; Brahms Requiem in Cambridge, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington; Bruckner Mass No 3 with the National Orchestra of Spain and Simone Young; Mahler Symphony No 2 with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop at the Royal Festival Hall in London; a performance at Kings Place London of Britten Poet’s Echo with Malcolm Martineau and recitals in London with Eugene Asti.

Recent appearances have included Mozart Requiem with the Madrid Radio Symphony Orchestra and Takuo Yuasa; First Lady Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour; Bruckner Mass in F Minor with the BBCSO and Belohlavek; Woglinde Götterdämmerung with the Halle Orchestra and Mark Elder, the role in which she made her Proms debut with the BBCSO and Donald Runnicles in 2007; the Young Lover Il Tabarro with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda at the 2008 Proms; Mahler Symphony No 2 and Bruckner Te Deum at the Chester Festival with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and David Hill; Britten Les Illuminations with the St George’s Orchestra at LSO St. Luke’s; Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with the Munich Bach Choir and also with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Rossini Stabat Mater with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven Mass in C Minor with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Katherine has sung the title role in Puccini Suor Angelica and Agathe in Weber Der Freischütz in Leipzig. In college productions at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama she sang Georgetta in Puccini Il Tabarro; Countess Le Nozze di Figaro and Countess in Strauss Capriccio. For British Youth Opera she has sung Lady Billows, Albert Herring and Tatyana Eugene Onegin, which prompted Hilary Finch in The Times to write “Katherine Broderick – still only in her twenties – now confirms and expands her thrillingly burgeoning vocal skills in her formidable stage presence as a Tatyana of outstanding character and power.”

Katherine regularly gives recitals, most recently at the Aix-en-Provence Festival; at the Aldeburgh Festival with Malcolm Martineau; at Kings Place London with Eugene Asti and in Perth with Simon Lepper.

Katherine was one of the first and youngest recipients of the Susan Chilcott Award in 2005 and the following year won the Maggie Teyte Prize. She has also been awarded successive Maidment Scholarships from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Claire Francis award from the Ogden Trust, the Sybill Tutton award, and is a Samling scholar.

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