Mancunian soprano, Katy Allan is a first class graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with renowned mezzo-soprano Antonia Sotgiu. In September 2022, Katy began her new position as Assistant Director of the Hallé Children's Choir in Manchester, coming full circle from when she joined the choir herself at age ten. Katy enjoys working closely with the Hallé's education and outreach department, performing as the narrator/singer in their Hallé Storytime project and singing with the Hallé orchestra in their Relaxed Concert series. Katy is a freelance Singing and Dementia Specialist, delivering singing sessions in care homes and dementia cafes across Derbyshire, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester. Katy also organises her own series of dementia-friendly coffee concerts in her hometown of Buxton and surrounding areas. She is privileged to see the impact that live singing has upon those living with dementia.
During her time at the RNCM, Katy won the Amanda Ira Aldridge Honourary Mention in the inaugural Williams-Howard Memorial Prize alongside pianist Carl Leighton. Katy was joint winner of the T E Drane Award for Singing at Chetham's School of music, where the young soprano studied for her sixth form.
Singing and Dementia
Katy delivers dementia-friendly singing sessions in care homes, dementia cafes, and day centres across Derbyshire, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester. Music is proven to have a deep impact on those living with dementia, and Katy is privileged to see this happen and play a small part in the magical moments which music creates.