Scottish Soprano Katy Thomson, currently a Britten Pears Young Artist, began singing as a chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, at the age of eight. She was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal upon graduating from the Royal College of Music (RCM) Opera Studio in September 2020, for her outstanding talent and contribution to life at the RCM.
Katy was a Garsington Opera Young Artist for the 2021 season, notably stepping-in for one performance, and making her debut, as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss) and winning the Garsington Opera Helen Clarke Award. She recently featured as a Young Artist for the Bitesize Proms and at the 2020 Oxford Lieder Festival.
Operatic roles at the RCM included Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue and Lady Dunmow in Lennox Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement. Other recent performance highlights include: Soprano soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall; Welsh National Opera Soprano soloist with NEW Sinfonia at the North Wales International Music Festival and Soprano soloist for the Slaithewaite Philharmonic Orchestra ‘New Year Tour’ to China (January 2020). Katy was awarded the Czech Song Prize at the 2019 Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards, 2nd prize in the 2017 Dame Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and was a finalist in the Brooks Van der Pump English Song and Joan Chissell Schumann competitions at the RCM.
Passionate about contemporary music, Katy recently featured as the Soprano soloist for the World Premiere of Oliver Tarney‘s St. Mark Passion at the 2019 St. Endellion Easter Festival and in 2018, she was the Welsh National Opera soloist for the World Premiere performance of Rebecca Dale‘s Materna Requiem. Katy was also the soprano soloist for the World Premiere of Sir George Dyson’s Choral Symphony with the New London Orchestra and the London Chorus in St John’s Smith Square, conducted by Ronald Corp.
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