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 Walk're for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Woglinde G'tterd'mmerung 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 Walk're (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 Zauberfl'te for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helmwige Die Walk're 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 G'tterd'mmerung 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; Dvoř'k 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.