Biography

Scottish Soprano Katy Thomson began singing as a chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, at the age of eight. She is a graduate of The Royal College of Music (RCM) Opera Studio, where she was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal. She originally studied Music at Durham University.

Katy recently featured as a Young Artist for the Bitesize Proms, and was due to be a 2020 Leeds Lieder Young Artist (festival cancelled due to Covid-19). She was awarded a place in L’Accademia del Bel Canto “Rudolf Celletti” in association with the Festival della Valle d’Itria (also cancelled due to Covid-19).

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 Chisell 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.

Katy is Co-Chair of the St. Endellion Easter Festival.  She has also recently been appointed as a trustee of the Sir George Dyson Trust.

For more details of forthcoming performances, click here.

Please contact Katy directly if you require a biography for a specific event.

1 Comment

  1. Wonderful to hear you singing this evening at St Giles Church in Wrexham.
    I’ve paid for expensive concerts and heard very top class professional singers, but you were far better than any I’ve heard in a long time. Well done and happy new year.
    Ian

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