Biography

Kari Moffatt

Kari Moffatt is a professional coloratura soprano based in Oxfordshire. As well as being much in demand as a soloist, she has built a strong reputation as a singing technique specialist, with over fifty private students at her home as well as undergraduates, postgraduates and other professional voice users at Oxford University. Kari continues to study with her own wonderful teacher Arwel Treharne Morgan in London, and has opera coaching with Lada Valesova.

Kari read music at New College, Oxford University, gaining full vocal scholarships and the Joan Conway Award for Performance, and achieved for her finals recital the highest mark ever awarded for performance at the University to date. She continued her studies with performance training on The Knack (ENO). Kari is a versatile artist having trained in jazz styles with Marion Montgomery and Jacqui Dankworth; in musical theatre she has performed the roles of Maria (West Side Story, Oxford Playhouse) and Cassie (A Chorus Line, Edinburgh Fringe), among others; Kari also has a great love of British folk music and would spend most of her time at folk festivals if she had more of it!

Kari is a very reliable sight reader with considerable experience of freelance choral and oratorio work. She sang, recorded and toured with Schola Cantorum for many years under the batons of Mark Shepherd and James Burton, which inspired her to direct her own choirs, an experience which she found immensely rewarding. She is very comfortable in the studio with commercial experience recording film soundracks at Air Studios and Abbey Road Studios, London, as well as singing soundtracks for various BBC show pitches.

Kari is unusual having trained both as a classical musician and also in business management. This has resulted in a thoroughly professional attitude to all her engagements and a successful teaching practice.

 

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