She studied at the National Opera Studio, London, 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 an ENO Harwood Artist.
Plans this season and beyond include Woglinde Götterdämmerung for Opera North; Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and also the Ulster Orchestra, in a concert including Mahler Symphony No 4; Britten Spring Symphony at Ekaterinburg, Russia and War Requiem with the Nottingham Bach Choir; Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antartica with the BBC Scottish SO and Sea Symphony with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder; Mahler Symphony No 2 at the Three Choirs Festival and a concert of Gluck arias for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy. Katherine will also return to Wigmore Hall for a recital with Malcolm Martineau.
Past opera appearances include: Ortlinde Die Walküre for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Donna Anna Don Giovanni and Berta The Barber of Seville for English National Opera; First Lady Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour; Helmwige Die Walküre and Weinberg The Portrait for Opera North; Helmwige for Oper Leipzig and in concert with the Hallé and Philharmonia Orchestras. Also in concert, after 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 BBC Proms debut in 2007 singing Woglinde with the BBC SO 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 and Symphony Orchestras, in repertoire including Mahler Symphony No 2, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony; Honegger Joan of Arc, Verdi Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Dvořák Stabat Mater, Te Deum and Requiem, Bruckner
Mass No 3, Rossini Stabat Mater and Berlioz Les nuits d’été.
She has also appeared with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; the National Orchestra of Spain; sung Mahler Symphony No 4 and Poulenc Gloria with The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony No 9 with the Philharmonia, RTÉ National Symphony and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestras. In recital, Katherine has appeared at Opéra de Lille with Simon Lepper, Wigmore Hall with Eugene Asti and on BBC Radio 3 with 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 scholar.