Continuing our series of videos recorded at the 2019 Choral Connect convention in Wellington, we’re delighted to release highlights from Catrin Johnsson’s daily sessions on Vocal Pedagogy and Warm-ups in the Choral Context.
Mezzo soprano Catrin Johnsson was born in Sweden and trained at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She has worked as a principal artist for English National Opera and Opera Holland Park, and in 2016 Catrin made her debut for NZ Opera in their production of The Magic Flute as Second Lady. In concert, she has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and St John’s, Smith Square in London. She is a past winner of the prestigious Christina Nilsson Award.
Now resident in New Zealand, Catrin is a Performance Teacher in Voice and Stagecraft at the University of Auckland, is language and vocal coach for Voices NZ Chamber Choir and the Auckland Chamber Choir and is Principal of Faculty and Curriculum for the New Zealand Singing School. In 2017, Catrin was National Adjudicator for the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition and the following year she was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
A short clip from Catrin’s video is below. The full one-hour video is on the ACD Video Channel, accessible to current ACD members via login and password. Directors of a Big Sing or Kids Sing choir have automatic ACD membership for the year in which they take part in TBS or TKS.
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