Born in Liverpool, Kathryn completed her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Susan Roper on the International Artist Diploma scheme in 2011. During her studies Kathryn’s operatic roles included a critically acclaimed Carmen, Erika in Barber’s Vanessa, Annio (La Clemenza di Tito), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Sorceress (Dido & Aeneas) and Olga (Eugene Onegin), the latter for Haddo House and the RNCM. She also covered the role of Helénè (La Belle Helénè) and sang excerpts from Handel’s Ariodante.
She is a BBC New Generation artist (a commitment which will run until December 2017) and between 2010 and 2013 was a YCAT artist (Young Classical Artists Trust). Featured as The Times Rising Star of Classical Music 2012, Kathryn made her debut to critical acclaim with English National Opera as Cherubino (The Marriage of Figaro) in a production directed by Fiona Shaw, and at Opera North as Sesto (Giulio Cesare). Her concert work has included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Brighton, City of London Festivals, and Cheltenham Festival (Broadcast by BBC Radio 3), and a performance of Carmen as part of Charles Hazlewood’s 2012 Orchestra In a Field music festival at Glastonbury Abbey.She repeated the role of Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Glyndebourne Touring Opera and in 2013 returned to Opera North in the roles of Annio (La Clemenza di Tito) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
On the concert platform Kathryn has appeared as soloist on several occasions with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra working with conductors Vasily Petrenko, Carl Davis and John Wilson. She has sung Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel at the Royal Festival Hall, Mahler’s Das Knaben Wunderhorn at Bridgewater Hall, Mendelssohn’s St Paul with the Huddersfield Choral Society, Karl Jenkins The Armed Man with Manchester Camerata and Berio and Hesketh Songs with the RLPO Ensemble 10/10.
In summer 2014 Kathryn appeared with the RLPO in the premiere of Michael Nyman’s Hillsborough Memorial Symphony and she has recently recorded a CD of English song with pianist James Baillieu which was released by Champs Hill Rcords in autumn 2014 under the title ‘Love’s Old Sweet Song’.
Recent and future engagements include Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) for Garsington Opera, Rosina (The Barber of Seville) for English National Opera, Nancy (Albert Herring) for the Buxton Festival, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Opera North as well as concerts with the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Bach Choir and recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, Glynde Place and at Pembroke College. Recordings include Leoncavallo’s Zaza and Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini for Opera Rara as well as many recordings for the BBC. Future plans include recordings of Elgar, Coates and Hamilton Harty for Somm Recordings. In August 2016 she made her Proms debut in a performance of Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle.