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BRUNCH BITE: September 7

Born in Canberra, Katrina Waters graduated from the ANU and Canberra School of Music with a Bachelor of Laws (hons), a Bachelor of Music and a Post-Graduate Diploma (voice) graduating with the concerto prize and performing Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with orchestra under the baton of Nicolette Fraillon. Prizes from the Australian Singing Competition enabled Katrina to study for her Masters of Performance in London at the Royal College of Music where her position in the Opera School was funded by the ABRSM. Performances with the English National Opera’s OperaWorks programme for developing artists, the Brittten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh, mentorship by singer’s pianist Malcolm Martineau’s during his inaugural residency at CREAR in Scotland and a Finzi Trust Award enabling the study of Zwischenfach repertoire in Berlin have all had a major impact on Katrina’s development as a communicator and singer.

After a decade of performing in the United Kingdom, France and Berlin, Katrina returned to Australia in 2012. Based in Melbourne Katrina has forged significant artistic partnerships with local artists and companies. Katrina is a regular collaborator and company member of Julie Edwardson’s opera fusion company Emotionworks Cut Opera. Katrina’s opera outreach work in the UK has informed her abilities as a facilitator of large groups of singers in the community space, currently Katrina is bringing her dynamic and encouraging leadership style to her role as Music Director of Mosaic Community Choir in Cheltenham and co-Director of The Mornington Peninsula Chorale and being engaged by Kingston City Council and Bayside City Council to conduct and facilitate large scale community choral works.