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Hailing from Ngāhinapōuri, mezzo-soprano Katie Trigg loves exploring the way music relates to communities and society as a whole. Katie hopes to help make classical music more accessible, and aims to create an environment for people to feel deeply and connect in a genuine way with her performances.

Katie completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Waikato, and is now studying under Julia Faulkner at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. For her recent master’s project, Katie created an audition preparation course for high school vocalists, providing them with individual workshops and mentorship from current Curtis students and coaches.

In 2021, Katie was a Dame Malvina Major Foundation Studio Artist with New Zealand Opera. Internationally, Katie has featured as a soloist for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O23, and Wolf Trap Opera. This year in March she made her role debut as Anna I in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with Curtis Opera Theatre. Katie’s awards include the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship, Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship, Sue and Guy Haddleton Emerging Artist Award, Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award, and the Kiwi Music Scholarship to assist with her studies overseas.