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 International Opera School 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 and the 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 in Albert Herring with John Copley and recently covered in Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She has also worked with English Touring Opera covering the roles of Sophie (Werther), Yniold (Pelléas et Mélisande) and Iphise (Dardanus by Rameau). Roles performed at the RCMIOS include Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Cock/Frantic/Cricket (The Cunning Little Vixen), Ida (Die Fledermaus) and Emmie (Albert Herring). Catriona’s roles with other companies include Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Musetta (La bohème) and Monica (The Medium) for Magnetic Opera; Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice) at the RNCM; and she has also worked with British Youth Opera and Opera Holland Park.

Highlights on the concert platform include performing in St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of the Brandeburg Choral Festival and touring Northern Ireland with the Ulster Orchestra. Catriona has also performed in such venues as the Bridgewater Hall, Cadogan Hall and appeared at the Edinburgh International and Lammermuir festivals.

Recent and future performances include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro directed by Sir Thomas Allen at the RCMIOS. She will also be returning to St Martin-in-the-Fields to perform a solo recital early in 2019. Catriona is the Siow-Furniss Scholar supported by an Emma Rose Scholarship and has also been generously supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, the William Gibbs Trust, the Drake Calleja Trust, a Sybil Tutton Award, the Cross Trust and PS.