In her own words:

I begged my parents at the age of six to let me learn the piano, and that’s how it all started. Violin lessons swiftly followed. I’ve always sung, less formally, but at school I accompanied the choir! When I started at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, by somewhat of a fluke I became a soprano choral scholar (having sung alto for years) and I even played Dorothy in our college production of The Wizard of Oz. Nowadays the violin is my main instrument again - I lead the second violins in the New Tyneside Orchestra and have played in a range of other North East orchestras.

At NYCGB I specialise in projects. I moved to NYCGB from Outdoor Arts events management, with some time also in higher education administration. Given that I am responsible for the NYCGB Fellowship Programme, this feels particularly fitting. I feel that what distinguishes NYCGB is the range of opportunities for young people. The high level of training now even continues into early career support with the Fellowship Programme, so we can really be said to connect with singers from the age of 10 up to those starting as young professionals.


Katie manages a wide range of projects, with particular responsibility for the NYCGB Fellowship Programme.