Bio

Katie is a 16 year old rising star in the Classical music world. She has been having Classical singing lessons from the age of 6 years & showed enormous talent from an extremely young age.

It was Katie's love of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera” that first stirred in her the passion to sing Classical music.

Her unique & gorgeous Soprano voice has won her lots of fans from around the world & her presence, poise and charm mesmerises everyone who hears her.

Katie's rise from performing in her home town as a young girl, to appearing alongside stars such as Julian Ovenden in the Downton Abbey Christmas CD, at the O2 in the Next Brit Thing, as a Soloist on tour with BGT's Jonathan Antoine, performing with G4 on their Christmas Tour & joining André Rieu's Soprano, Mirusia Louwerse on tour in the Netherlands. All of this demonstrates her great talent & hard work.

Katie supports many charities both locally & around the country, singing at fundraising events. She is a Prince’s Trust, Children’s Air Ambulance, Born Free Foundation & Anna’s Hope Ambassador.

She sings in a Chamber Choir, plays the piano & performs in Musical theatre productions. She was cast as Belle in her schools 2014 musical theatre production of Beauty & the Beast. She is now cast in the lead role of Maria in the upcoming show of West Side Story in July 2016 at school.

 

She recorded "Dark Waltz" in London with the composer Matteo Saggese (Katherine Jenkins / Il Divo) and produced by Matteo Saggese and Chris Porter (Alfie Boe / Elaine Paige). Click here to listen.

She recently performed this song at Guide Dogs UK Christmas Charity Concert. Click here to watch.

She was asked to sing on the "Downton Abbey" Christmas CD 2014 & Duet with Julian Ovenden. Click here to buy.

Katie released her first EP in 2015 mastered at the iconic Abbey Rosd Studios. It included a duet with Paul Phoenix (King's Singers) John Brunning from Classic FM's Drivetime, sent Katie the score of his Pie Jesu for her to sing & attended the recording sessions in London.

Katie worked with the composer Andrew Jones, to compose an original song "Per Aspera" on her EP
Chris Broom sent over the score of his composition "Dolce Vento" for Katie to sing. Click here to buy.

She performed as a soloist & duetted with Jonathan Antoine on his first UK Solo tour in 2015

She recently joined André Rieu's Soprano Mirusia Louwerse on her Netherlands Tour in April 2016 performing as a soloist & duetting with Mirusia.

Click here to watch.

 

Katie's Awards

Farnham Festival 2011
The youngest ever singer (11 years) to be awarded the prestigious Sheila Armstrong Award for the Most Promising Young Singer at Farnham festival.

(Sheila Armstrong won the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier and Mozart Prizes and became a major international artist. In 2004 she generously donated the Sheila Armstrong Award for the Most Promising Young Singer at the Farnham Competitive Music Festival and has returned to present the award in person on many occasions. The winner of this trophy is selected by the singing section adjudicator at the close of the singing classes. There are no particular entry requirements. The winner will be invited to perform in the Festival concert at which the presentation will be made)

She was the youngest, age 11, of only two Classical singers in the UK to get to the final of the "Next Brit Thing" at the O2 in London 2012 (A government funded competition to find the best musical talent in the UK) and she was the only entry to be chosen to go through out of all genres from the Midlands/ Northants semi-finals & the youngest of only two Classical singers 19 years & under in the UK to go through to the final at the 02 arena in London. Click here.

2014
Great Bowden Recital trust music competition. The Most Promising Vocalist & overall winner out of all age groups & genres.

Bedford 2014
"Woodfine Lousada Challenge Cup" for the best junior singer in the festival.

Oundle 2015
Miller Trophy - Sacred Song

2015/16 Rotary Young Musicians
Best overall vocalist out of all age groups at the area finals.

Kettering 2015
Jane Cosford Memorial Award - by the Kettering Operatic Society for Outstanding performance in the 'Songs from the Shows' classes
Meikle Baird Award - The most promising competitor under 21yrs in all vocal classes
Montagu Girls' Choir Trophy & Award - Most promising vocal soloist 13-21yrs

Kettering 2016
Mary & David Green Challenge Cup
Margaret Judd Cup
KD&E Trophy for Junior Vocal
Naomi Keach Memorial Rose Bowl
Meikle Baird Award - The most promising competitor under 21yrs in all vocal classes


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