Samling Artists

Katherine Aitken

Mezzo-soprano, Samling Artist Programme: 2020

Photo: Katherine Aitken at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, 7 March 2020. Photo credit: Mark Pinder

Scottish mezzo-soprano Katherine Aitken is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, London. During her time in the Royal Academy Opera, Katherine sung roles including Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro and La Ciesca Gianni Schicchi.

After completing her formal education, Katherine was a member of the Studio Opéra de Lyon where she performed the roles of L’Enfant L’Enfant et les sortilèges and Valetto L’incoronazione di Poppea.

Katherine’s recent highlights include Charles Grey in Mark Tatlow’s compilation Georgiana for Buxton Opera Festival, Witness 2/Singer 2/Woman 2 Lessons in Love and Violence, Tisbe La Cenerentola and Pippetto Viva la Mamma! for Opéra de Lyon, Pippetto Viva la Mamma! for Grand Théâtre de Genève, Tisbe La Cenerentola in the Edinburgh International Festival and Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro for English Touring Opera. Katherine also recently premiered the role of Wild Woman in Aurora by Noah Moseley with Bury Court Opera and the Grimeborn Festival.

Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

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Thank you so much for such an incredible, genuinely life-altering week. I learnt more than I could possibly have imagined and will take those skills with me for the rest of my career.

Katherine Aitken

Samling Institute for Young Artists is a leading global authority in the training of young voices.

Since 1996, the Samling Artist Programme has provided intensive residential masterclass weeks for early-career singers and pianists, followed by professional development and support through our activities and established networks.

Find out more
Samling Artist Programme | All Samling Artists