Kirsty gained an MA with distinction & DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, in 2015. She completed her bachelor degree with first-class honours at the London College of Music in 2013 where she also won first prize in the John Ireland Competition and Michael James Prizes.
Her operatic roles include Nedda (Pagliacci) for Hampstead Garden Opera, Nella (Gianni Schicchi) & Gianetta (L’elisir d’amore) for Westminster Opera Co, Mimi (La Bohème) & Gilda (Rigoletto) for the Stanley Opera Company, Suor Osmina (Suor Angelica) for Royal Academy Opera, and Elvira (L’Italiana in Algeri), 1st Lady (Die Zauberflöte) 1st Niece (Peter Grimes), Donna Anna/Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Alice (Falstaff) and Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda) in opera scenes at the Royal Academy of Music.
As an oratorio soloist, Kirsty has performed in Schubert’s Mass in Ab major, Vaughn Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, Howell’s Requiem & Bach’s Mass in B minor.
At the age of 18, Kirsty won national singing competition Open Mic UK. This led to performances at The 02 Arena, Greenwich; Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the Buxton Opera House. She has also performed for 24,000 football fans at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.