The soprano Catherine Bott studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. For two years she sang everything from Bach to Berio as a member of the Swingle Singers, before beginning her solo career. Recognised as a virtuoso of early music, she is also much in demand by contemporary composers and has premiered several new works. Her international career has recently included recitals in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and the Konzerthaus, Vienna. A busy recording artist, she has produced an extensive discography for Chandos, which includes works by Handel and Vivaldi with The Purcell Quartet, and Vaughan Williams’s Sinfonia Antartica and Nielsen’s Third Symphony under the late Bryden Thomson; she is also featured in the series of CDs containing all Walton’s film music, singing ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ from As You Like It. Catherine Bott presents a weekly programme about early music on BBC Radio 3.