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Katy Thomson


Scottish Soprano Katy Thomson grew up singing as a chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. She is a graduate of Durham University and the Royal College of Music (RCM). She was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal upon graduating from the 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 (Summer 2020) and as an emerging artist at the 2020 Oxford Lieder Festival.

Katy is currently a Britten Pears Young Artist (2021-2022), where she is honoured to be the inaugural Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Award holder, supported by the Elizabeth Harwood Memorial Trust. She is co-chair of the St. Endellion Easter Festival and a trustee of the Sir George Dyson Trust. Forthcoming performances include Maguelonne in Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon with Opera Cameratina (April 2022), featuring as a soloist at the St. Endellion Easter Festival (April 2022), returning to Garsington Opera as a Young Artist for the 2022 season and performing with Trio Mazzolini at the 2022 Aldeburgh Festival (June 2022).

Last updated: Mar 2022