Katie Coventry (mezzo soprano): The Musicians’ Company #MiddayMusic

Katie Coventry joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after winning our Silver Medal at the #RoyalCollegeofMusic in 2017. Here she performs Mendelssohn's Sechs Lieder op.63 with Soprano Hazel McBain and Pianist Eun Jung Lee. Katie says: "For today’s Midday Music we have chosen Mendelssohn’s Sechs Lieder op.63. Hazel and I were due to be singing Hansel and Gretel together this summer at Waterperry Opera but instead are both working in Salzburg and thought we’d use the time together to sing some duets. We especially love Volkslied as it is set to a poem by Rabbie Burns. Both being Scottish, we thought it would be a nice opportunity to sing this song in its original Scots." Scottish Mezzo soprano Katie Coventry graduated in 2017 from the Royal College of Music International Opera. As an ENO Harewood Artist, she has sung the roles of Cherubino, Shadow Marnie 2 and Marnie (Cover) Second Woman/Second Fury Birtwistle's The Mask of Orpheus and Edith, Pirates of Penzance. In the 2018/19 season Katie was a member of the Ensemble at Salzburger Landestheater and sang the roles of Rosette Manon, Doralice La Gazzetta, Frau Grubach/Washerwoman The Trial, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Dorabella Così fan tutte and Zerlina Don Giovanni. Other roles include Jennie Hildebrand Street Scene (Teatro Real, Madrid), Annio (Cover) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Dorabella (Nevill Holt Opera), Ariodante (London Handel Festival), Kate Julian Owen Wingrave and The Fox The Cunning Little Vixen (British Youth Opera), Mazet La Colombe (West Green House Opera) and Stephano Roméo et Juliette (Opera Bearwood). Katie was a member of the Salzburger Festspiele Young Singer's Project in 2018, a finalist for the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition, the winner of the 2017 Joaninha Award and an Independent Opera Voice Fellow. -------------------------------------------------- Musicians' Company Profile - http://www.wcom.org.uk/yeoman/katie-coventry About our Silver Medals - http://www.wcomarchive.org.uk/--ramrcmgsmd-silvers Katie's Website - http://www.katiecoventry.com Katie's Twitter - http://twitter.com/Katie_Coventry Katie's Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/katie_coventry Katie's YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsj0-tG1Pej8TPcOvp8ug4g -------------------------------------------------- Join our weekly #MiddayMusic e-news at http://eepurl.com/dv0ccr #MiddayMusic is supported by funds from the Musicians' Company’s Prince’s Prize which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a Liveryman of the Musicians’ Company for over 50 years. Donate to support The Musicians' Company Young Artists - http://www.justgiving.com/musicianscompanyfund