‘The star was Hewitson’s portrayal of Amore, with refined singing, secure and direct, yet subtle and totally entrancing.’
Andrew H King
Edinburgh-born Soprano Catriona Hewitson won the 2018 Ferrier Loveday Song Prize and is a Samling Artist and Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist 2018-2020. She is currently a member of the Royal College of Music Opera Studio studying with Janis Kelly having previously studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, ENO Opera Works and the City of Edinburgh Music School. Recently she was a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards ands Royal Over-Seas League Vocal Category. She has won several other prizes whilst studying including the Clare Croiza Prize for French Song and the Chris Petty English Song Competition.
Catriona performed with The Grange Festival in their inaugural season as Cis and recently performed Donna in Rinaldo for Glyndebourne Touring Opera as well as covering in this and their Festival season. She has also covered lead roles for Garsington Festival Opera as an Alvarez Young Artist and English Touring Opera including Sophie (Werther). Other roles performed at the RCM include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro directed by Sir Thomas Allen, Tytania and Edwige in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe.
Highlights on the concert platform include performing in St Martin-in-the-Fields and touring with the Ulster Orchestra. Catriona has also performed in such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall and Cadogan Hall. She has also performed at the Queen’s Hall and the Edinburgh International and Lammermuir Festivals.
Recent and future performances include Donna in Rinaldo with Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Saul in at the Théâtre du Châtelet. She will then be making her debut at St John’s Smith Square and performing Mahler 2 in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Catriona is extremely grateful for all of the financial assistance she has been lucky enough to receive throughout her tuition.
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