Katherine Broderick was the winner of the 2007 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied at the National Opera Studio, London, having previously trained with Susan McCulloch 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 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.
Plans this season and beyond include Brünnhilde Siegfried and Helmwige Die Walküre in concert in Opera North’s 2016 Wagner the Ring Cycle, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Mahler Symphony no. 8 for the Leeds International Concert Series, returning to English National Opera to sing Berta in The Barber of Seville and a recital for Leeds Lieder with Joseph Middleton including Strauss Vier letzte Lieder. She made her BBC Proms début in 2007 singing Woglinde with the BBC Symphony Orchestra 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 Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Spain, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony of Ireland and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra.