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Katherine Broderick

Katherine Broderick was the winner of the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied at the National Opera Studio, London, 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 and is currently an ENO Harwood Artist.

Plans this season and beyond include returning to Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy to sing Mrs Coyle in Britten Owen Wingrave; Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Mahler Symphony No 2 in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra; Zemlinsky Waldgespräch with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and John Storgårds and recitals including a programme of arias from Schubert Alfonso und Estrella and Fierrabras for the Oxford Lieder Festival and an appearance at Bath Mozartfest with the Myrthen Ensemble.

Past opera appearances include Ortlinde Die Walküre for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Berta Barber of Seville for ENO; First Lady Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helmwige and Woglinde in The Ring Cycle and Weinberg The Portrait for Opera North; Helmwige for Oper Leipzig and in concert with the Hallé and Philharmonia Orchestras. Katherine has also recently given a concert of Gluck arias with Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy. Of her performance as Miss Jessel in Britten The Turn of the Screw with the London Symphony Orchestra, Erica Jeal wrote in The Guardian: “Katherine Broderick’s gleaming Miss Jessel was excellent.”

Katherine made her BBC Proms debut in 2007 singing Woglinde with the BBC SO and Donald Runnicles, returning the following year to sing Young Lover in Puccini Il Tabarro with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Other concerts have included appearances with the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, London Symphony, Ulster and BBC Philharmonic, Symphony and Scottish Symphony Orchestras, in repertoire including Mahler Symphonies 2 & 4, Britten War Requiem, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony and Sinfonia Antartica, Honegger Joan of Arc, Verdi Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Te Deum and Requiem, Bruckner Mass No 3, Rossini Stabat Mater and Berlioz Les nuits d’été.

Outside of the UK she has appeared with the Polish National Radio SO; National Orchestra of Spain; sung Mahler Symphony No 4 and Poulenc Gloria with the Singapore SO; Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Queensland SO; Beethoven Symphony No 9 with the Philharmonia, RTÉ National Symphony and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestras and Britten Spring Symphony in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

In recital, Katherine has recently appeared at Opéra de Lille with Simon Lepper, Wigmore Hall with Martin Martineau and Eugene Asti and on BBC Radio 3 with James Bailleau.

Katherine was one of the first 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.