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Katy Thomson


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, having originally studied Music at Durham University. She currently lives in London and studies with Janis Kelly.

Katy was a 2020 Leeds Lieder Young Artist and was awarded the Czech Song Prize at the 2019 Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards. 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 and Welsh National Opera Soprano soloist with NEW Sinfonia at the North Wales International Music Festival.

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 September 2018, she was the Welsh National Opera Soprano soloist for the World Premiere performance of Rebecca Dale‘s Materna Requiem. Katy is Co-Chair of the St. Endellion Easter Festival, having participated in the festival since 2009, performance highlights include: 2nd Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and performing Sir James MacMillan’s Three Scots Songs with Christopher Glynn in a candle-lit chamber concert.

Last updated: Jul 2020