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Catherine Webster


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The American soprano, Catherine Webster, holds a Master's in Music from the Early Music Institute at Indiana University. 

Catherine Webster is engaged regularly with many leading early music and chamber ensembles in North America. She has appeared as a soloist with Tafelmusik, Tragicomedia, Theatre of Voices, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Apollo’s Fire, American Baroque Orchestra, Magnificat, Musica Angelica, El Mundo, Four Nations Ensemble, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal, Ensemble Masques, Les Voix Baroques, Early Music Vancouver, and in the Berkeley, Montreal and Boston Early Music Festivals. Active also in contemporary music, Webster has appeared with The Kronos Quartet in Terry Riley'sSun Rings and with Theatre of Voices and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra 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'sBoris Goudenov for the Boston Early Music Festival.

Catherine Webster has toured the USA and Holland with Theatre of Voices and recorded with the group; other recording releases include projects as varied as the music of 17th-century composer Chiara Margarita Cozzolani with Magnificat, and songs of Anton Webern with American Baroque Orchestra for radio broadcast.. She has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Musica Omnia, Analekta and Atma, with a Juno nomination for Dietrich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri (Atma).

Catherine Webster 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.

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