Katy Thomson

Katy Thomson

Key Facts

Biography

Scottish Soprano Katy Thomson began singing as a chorister at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, at the age of eight. She was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal upon graduating from the Royal College of Music (RCM) Opera Studio in September 2020. Katy recently featured as a Young Artist for the Bitesize Proms, and in the 2020 Oxford Lieder Festival. She joins Garsington Opera as a Young Artist for their 2021 season.

Operatic roles at the RCM included Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue and Lady Dunmow in Lennox Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement. Other recent performance highlights include: Soprano soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall; Welsh National Opera Soprano soloist with NEW Sinfonia at the North Wales International Music Festival and Soprano soloist for the Slaithewaite Philharmonic Orchestra ‘New Year Tour’ to China (January 2020). Katy was also awarded the Czech Song Prize at the 2019 Emmy Destinn Young Singers Awards. Passionate about contemporary music, Katy recently featured as the Soprano soloist for the World Premiere of Oliver Tarney’s St Mark Passion at the 2019 St Endellion Easter Festival and in 2018, she was the Welsh National Opera soloist for the World Premiere performance of Rebecca Dale’s Materna Requiem.

Katy is Co-Chair of the St Endellion Easter Festival and a trustee of the Sir George Dyson Trust.

Award: Silver Medal, Royal College of Music 2020

Page updated 18 December 2020