Catherine Webster
soprano (Montreal)

Catherine Webster soprano, is engaged regularly with many leading early music and chamber ensembles in North America. Deemed one of the finest rising young singers of baroque repertoire, she has appeared as a soloist with Tafelmusik, Tragicomedia, Theatre of Voices, American Baroque Orchestra, Magnificat, Musica Angelica, Camerata Pacifica, El Mundo, Four Nations Ensemble, Ensemble Masques, Les Voix Baroques (Montreal), Early Music Vancouver, and in the Berkeley and Boston Early Music Festivals. Active also in contemporary music, Webster has appeared with The Kronos Quartet in Terry Riley's Sun Rings and with Theatre of Voices and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in John Adam's Grand Pianola Music. Webster is a frequent collaborator with baroque opera directors Stephen Stubbs and Paul O'Dette, appearing under their direction in Festival Vancouver's production of Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea and the premiere of Mattheson's Boris Goudenov for the Boston Early Music Festival. She has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Musica Omnia, Analekta and Atma.  Catherine holds a Master's in Music from the Early Music Institute at Indiana University and has been a guest faculty member and artist for The San Francisco Early Music Society's summer workshops and the Madison Early Music Festival. She now resides in Montreal.