The English mezzo-soprano (and contralto), Catherine Wyn-Rogers, was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying with Meriel St Clair and gaining several prizes including the Dame Clara Butt award. She continued her studies with Ellis Keeler and now works with Diane Forlano.
Catherine works extensively in recital and oratorio, appearing with major orchestras and choral societies: The Bach Choir; The Royal Choral and Huddersfield Choral Societies; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; English Chamber Orchestra; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Philharmonia and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and at the Three Choirs and Aldeburgh Festivals. She is renowned for her performances with period instrument orchestras including The Sixteen under Harry Christophers; English Concert under Trevor Pinnock; Academy of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood and concerts with Sir Charles Mackerras, Richard Hickox and Mark Elder. Recent engagements have included appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Netherlands Radio Orchestra; European Youth Orchestra and her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. She was a memorable soloist at the Last Night of the 1995 BBC Promenade Concerts.
Catherine Wyn-Rogers appears regularly on the opera stage and has worked with Scottish Opera; Welsh National Opera; Opera North and the English National Opera (most recently as Mistress Quickly in Falstaff). In 1993 she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival in Die Zauberflöte. Her many appearances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, include in Peter Grimes; Götterdämmerung; Das Rheingold; Siegfried; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Giulio Cesare and The Midsummer Marriage. She made her debut at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, in The Midsummer Marriage.
Catherine’s recordings include Haydn's Harmoniemesse with Winchester Cathedral Choir under David Hill and John Gay's Beggar's Opera (both for Hyperion); Teixeira's Te Deum and Georg Friedrich Handel's Samson with The Sixteen under Harry Christophers for Collins Classics; Mozart's Vespers with Trevor Pinnock for DG; Edward Elgar's Serenade to Music with Roger Norrington for Decca and Edward Elgar's Dream of Gerontius for EMI. Most recently she has joined Graham Johnson's Complete Schubert Edition for Hyperion.
Upcoming concert engagements include the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Peter Oundjian and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Sir Andrew Davis.