Mezzo-soprano, Kate Webber (nee Spence) was educated at The University of Auckland and the Queensland Conservatorium, Australia. She graduated with a Master of Music (Dist.) and Post Graduate Diplomas in Opera and Vocal Studies. She holds an FTCL in Voice from the Trinity College of Music, London.
Kate made her professional operatic debut for the Brisbane Festival and has since sung with companies such as Opera Queensland, OzOpera, English National Opera and NBR New Zealand Opera.
She has extensive experience with Oratorio Repertoire and regularly performs as a soloist with Choral Societies throughout New Zealand.
Kate has been a prizewinner in the NZ Mobil Song Quest and has gained a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study in Austria at the Orff Institut, Salzburg. A qualified primary school teacher, Kate has worked as a Music Specialist in Yrs 1-8, teaches voice at Northcross Intermediate and runs a vocal studio at her home. Kate is a vocal coach to many of New Zealand’s leading choirs and regularly adjudicates vocal competitions, examinations and scholarships. Kate Webber is available for lessons and classes at Albany School of Music.