Karaviotis scholar, Katie Bray, graduated from the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music, and was awarded the 2012 Principal’s Prize. Taught by Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, she won First Prize in the Academy's prestigious Richard Lewis Singing Competition in 2011. In 2012, Katie made her solo débuts with Glyndebourne Festival Opera and English Touring Opera, and in 2013, she joins Opera North as Nancy in a new production of Albert Herring.
During her time as a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, Katie was also awarded the 2009 Major van Someren-Godfrey Prize for English Song, the 2010 Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, the Alfred Alexander Scholarship and the Karaviotis and Sir Thomas Armstrong Awards. She was also the recipient of the Opera Prize and third prize overall in the 2011 Mozart International Singing Competition, the Audience Prize in the 2010 Handel Singing Competition and third prize in the 2010 Jackdaws Vocal Award.
Recent solo appearances include Drummer Girl in ETO’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict) at the RAM, conducted by Sir Colin Davis and directed by John Copley, Cherubino in British Youth Opera's Le nozze di Figaro at the Peacock Theatre, and song recitals in the Wigmore Hall with the Countess of Munster Young Artists and the Royal Academy's Song Circle. Katie is grateful for generous support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. She is represented by Rayfield Allied.