Catherine Hamilton

Catherine Hamilton


Catherine was the first singer to be awarded a Junior Exhibitioner’s scholarship in the history of the Royal Academy Music. During her time here she was chosen as the soloist for an official recording for HRH Prince and Princess of Wales. After gaining a BA Hons in Music and English from Southampton University she returned to the RAM on the post-graduate opera course and was awarded the Diploma of Advanced Studies and LRAM with Distinction.

Catherine is in frequent demand as an oratorio soloist. She has sung extensively for choirs and choral societies in the UK and across Europe.

Performances have included Britten’s War Requiem in Exeter Cathedral; Handel’s Messiah in Arundel Cathedral; Brahms’ Requiem at Shaldon Festival with Sir David Willcocks; Verdi’s Requiem at Plymouth Guildhall and Mozart’s Requiem at the Festival Saint- Eloi in France.

Her operatic performances have taken her throughout Europe. Her roles have included Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, and Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen. Closer to home she has sung Valencienne in Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Oscar in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera for Opera Holland Park.Catherine is a versatile performer whose international career has encompassed opera, oratorio, recitals and musical theatre. She made her West End debut in the acclaimed production of Masterclass and toured Germany as Christine in “Das Phantom der Oper”. Her many operatic roles have taken her throughout Europe and closer to home for Devon Opera and Opera Holland Park’s summer season.

Catherine is in great demand as an oratorio soloist and has sung extensively for choirs and choral societies at major venues across the UK and overseas.  Recent highlights include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Exultate Jubilate in Dunkirk, Brahms’ Requiem for the Shaldon Festival with Sir David Willcocks, Handel’s Messiah in Arundel Cathedral, Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony in Exeter Cathedral and Fauré’s Requiem in St. Peter’s Rome.As an accomplished recitalist Catherine has performed at numerous venues including Leighton House, Kensington, The Overseas League and Chichester Festival Theatre. She also recently gave a recital for the ambassador at the Spanish Institute in London. 

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