Mezzo-soprano Katherine Growdon’s performances have been praised as “incisively authoritative” (New York Times) and demonstrating “heartrending emotion, and excellent control” (San Francisco Classical Voice).  Her voice is described as ranging from “sweet and creamy-toned” (Boston Classical Review) to “rich, rippling” and “full of dusky colors and pathos” (Boston Globe).  Katherine has made solo appearances with, among others, the Handel + Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, American Bach Soloists, Mark Morris Dance Group, Bach Collegium San Diego, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Albany Symphony.  Notable recent operatic performances include Myrtle Wilson in the Boston premiere of Harbison’s The Great Gatsby and Dido/Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas with the Mark Morris Dance Group.  Katherine’s fellowships and awards include the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Carmel Bach Festival as a Virginia Best Adams fellow, first place in the Western regional NATSAA competition, and third place in the American Bach Soloists vocal competition.  On disc Katherine appears as a trio soloist in Kati Agócs Vessel on the critically acclaimed BMOP recording The Debrecen Passion. Katherine’s current season includes a performance of Ezra Sims’ If I Told Him at Beyond Microtonal Pittsburgh, Knüpfer and Bach cantatas with Ensemble Origo, and a 3 week Ireland tour of Gare St Lazare Ireland’s Here All Night.