About Katy

Scottish Soprano Katy Thomson is a graduate of Durham University and the Royal College of Music. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist for 2021-2022 where she is honoured to be the inaugural Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award holder, supported by the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Trust.

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 2021.

Katy 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. She recently featured as a Young Artist for the Bitesize Proms and at the Oxford Lieder Festival (2020 & 2021). 

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 and 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.

2 responses to “About Katy”

  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.


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