Katerina Mina completed her BMus (Hons) Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance (Opera) at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her opera studies were sponsored by the Corporation of London, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, and the GSMD. The London based Greek-Cypriot soprano was a prize winner at the ‘Julian Gayarre’ and ‘Musica Sacra’ International Singing Competitions, as well as the winner of the 2009 Madame Figaro Magazine Singer-of-the-Year Awards.
Katerina is currently studying the spinto soprano repertoire with Raymond Connell, and works regularly with vocal coaches Peter Robinson, Richard Hetherignton and Thomas Lausmann. Katerina has recently performed the roles of Kupava at UCOpera’s production of The Snowmaiden by Rimsky-Korsakov (Bloomsbury Theatre, London) and Giorgetta from Puccini’s Il Tabarro (Skull of Yorick Productions), Haydn’s Scena di Berenice (Cyprus Symphony Orchestra). Other operatic roles include Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Staatstheater Cottbus), Elle La Voix Humaine (Grimeborn Opera Festival & Kypria International Music Festival), Nedda I Pagliacci (Kolobov Novaya Opera of Moscow), Violetta La Traviata & Fiordiligi Cosi Fan Tutte (European Chamber Opera), Vivika Vaftistikos (CSO), Mimi La Bohème (British Youth Opera) & Karolka Jenufa (English Touring Opera).
Katerina’s concert performances include Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony no.9 (London Chorus, St. John’s Smith Square), Haydn’s Nelson & Little Organ Masses (Shrewsbury Abbey), Tippett’s Negro Spirituals & Fanshawe’s African Sanctus (Manama Singers Bahrain), Pitta’s symphonic piece 1973 at Athens Megaron (National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of ERT), Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stanley Hall Opera), Haydn’s Scena di Berenice (Georgisches Kammerorchester), A. Sakali’s oratorio Liturgy beneath the Acropolis (Oxford Philomusica), Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Theodoraki’s Oratorios and Duparc’s Orchestral Songs (Cyprus Symphony Orchestra). Her performance venues include the Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, Konzerthaus Berlin, Gasteig Munich, Hackney Empire, Buxton Opera House, St. John’s Smith Square, Riverside Studios, Sheldonian Theatre, Shrewsbury Abbey, De Montfort Hall, London Hellenic Centre, the ‘Juhlasali’ of the Helsinki City Hall, Les Invalides in Paris, Theocharakis Foundation of Fine Arts in Athens, and all major theatres in Cyprus. Katerina has performed at International Music Festivals ‘KYPRIA’, ‘Manolis Kalomiris’, ‘London Song Festival’, ‘Around the Piano’ and ‘Eure poetique et Musicale’. She participated in Masterclasses with José Cura, Nelly Miricioiu, John Fisher, Lubov Stuchevskaya and Dmitri Jurowski, appeared live at BBC London’s Radio show 94.9 FM, ‘A World In London’, and has recorded music for ERT, and CyBC Radio and Television.