Soprano Katherine Broderick Wins Two London Competitions Within One Week

Classic Arts News   Soprano Katherine Broderick Wins Two London Competitions Within One Week
It was a good week for 24-year-old soprano Katherine Broderick, who scooped first prize in two London competitions, the Guildhall Gold Medal and the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, inside of seven days.

Broderick took top honors and Ô£10,000 at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held April 27 at the Wigmore Hall. Accompanied by Jonathan Beatty, she performed songs by Wolf, Bizet and Gurney and arias from Mozart's CosÐ fan tutte and Wagner's Tannh‹user.

On May 3, Broderick was awarded the Guildhall School's prestigious Gold Medal and Ô£1,000 for her performance at the Barbican Centre, where she sang four of Wolf's Goethe-Lieder followed by Bellini, Mozart and Wagner arias with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra under Stephen Barlow.

Her previous prizes include the 2005 Susan Chilcott Award, the 2006 Maggie Teyte Prize and a Sybill Tutton Award.

She is currently enrolled in the Opera Course at the Guildhall School, studying with Susan McCulloch. She previously studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the Mendelssohn Musikhochschule in Leipzig. She has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Opera House and St. John's Smith Square.

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