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 and is currently a member of the ENO Young Singers Programme.
Opera plans this season and beyond
include Ortlinde Die Walküre for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden;
Woglinde Götterdämmerung for Opera North; a return to ENO for further
performances of Donna Anna Don Giovanni as well as Berta The Barber
of Seville and in concert, Helmwige Die Walküre (Act 3) with the
Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis and Miss Jessel in Britten The
Turn of the Screw with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis.
In concert, Verdi Requiem with
The Orchestra of Opera North at The Rydale Festival; Dvorak Te Deum with
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony No 9 with
the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Gerhard
Markson. Katherine will also appear in recitals at the Wigmore
Hall with Malcolm Martineau and Eugene Asti, with Simon Lepper at the Opéra de
Lille, as well being heard on a BBC Radio 3 recital with James Baillieu.
Past opera appearances have
included Donna Anna in the new production of Don Giovanni for ENO; First
Lady Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helmwige Die Walküre
and Miezyslaw Weinberg The Portrait for Opera North; Helmwige for
Oper Leipzig and in concert with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder.
Katherine made her Proms debut
at the 2007 Proms singing Woglinde Götterdämmerung with the BBCSO and
Donald Runnicles, returning the following year to sing Young Lover in Puccini Il
Tabarro with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda.
Other recent concert highlights
include Mahler Symphony No 2 with the Hallé and Bournemouth Symphony,
with whom she has also sung Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony; Marguerite in
Honegger Joan of Arc with the London Symphony Orchestra; Brahms Requiem
in Cambridge with Sir Roger Norrington; Dvořák Stabat Mater and Requiem
with the BBC Philharmonic and Bruckner Mass No 3 with the BBC
Symphony Orchestras; Rossini Stabat Mater with the RLPO; Beethoven Mass
in C Minor with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Berlioz Les nuits
d’été with the Ulster Orchestra.
She has also appeared with the
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Paul McCreesh; National Orchestra
of Spain and Simone Young; sung Mahler Symphony No 4 and Poulenc Gloria
with The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony No 9 with
Ivor Bolton and the Mozarteum Orchestra.
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.