Katherine Broderick was the winner of the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She finished her studies at the National Opera Studio in London in 2008, having previously studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won the Gold Medal, and took the undergraduate course at the Royal Northern College of Music, during which time she spent a year at the Mendelssohn Hochschule in Leipzig. She studies with Susan McCulloch and is currently a member of the ENO Young Singers Programme.
Plans this season and beyond include Brünnhilde Siegfried and Helmwige Die Walküre in concert in Opera North’s 2016 Wagner Ring Cycle; Helmwige also in concert with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Mahler Symphony No 8 (soprano 1) for the Leeds International Concert Series; returning to English National Opera to sing Berta The Barber of Seville and a recital for Leeds Lieder with Joseph Middleton including Strauss Vier letzte Lieder.
Past opera appearances include Ortlinde Die Walküre for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Berta The Barber of Seville for ENO; First Lady Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helmwige and Woglinde The Ring Cycle for Opera North; Helmwige for Oper Leipzig and in concert with WNO and with the Hallé and Philharmonia Orchestras; Mrs Coyle in Britten Owen Wingrave and a concert of Gluck arias for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy. Of her performance as Miss Jessel in Britten The Turn of the Screw with the London Symphony Orchestra, Erica Jeal wrote in the Guardian: “Katherine Broderick’s gleaming Miss Jessel was excellent.”
Katherine made her Proms debut at the 2007 Proms singing Woglinde Götterdämmerung with the BBCSO and Donald Runnicles, returning the following year to sing Young Lover in Puccini Il Tabarro with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Other concerts have included appearances with the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, London Symphony, Ulster and BBC Philharmonic, Symphony and Scottish Symphony and Scottish Chamber Orchestras and at the Three Choirs Festival in repertoire including Mahler Symphonies 2 & 4, Britten War Requiem, Zemlinsky Waldgespräch, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony and Sinfonia Antartica, Honegger Joan of Arc, Verdi Requiem, Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Brahms Requiem, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Te Deum and Requiem, Bruckner Mass No 3, Rossini Stabat Mater and Berlioz Les nuits d’été.
Outside of the UK she has appeared with the Polish National Radio SO; National Orchestra of Spain; sung Mahler Symphony No 4 and Poulenc Gloria with the Singapore SO; Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Queensland SO; Beethoven Symphony No 9 with the RTÉ National Symphony and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestras and Britten Spring Symphony in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
In recital, Katherine has recently appeared at Opéra de Lille, Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, Bath Mozartfest and on BBC Radio 3 working with pianists Simon Lepper, Malcolm Martineau, Eugene Asti and James Bailleau.
Katherine was one of the first recipients of the Susan Chilcott Award in 2005 and the following year won the Maggie Teyte Prize. She has also been awarded successive Maidment Scholarships from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Claire Francis award from the Ogden Trust, the Sybill Tutton award, and is a Samling Artist.