Katya joined the NOS as Artistic Planning Manager in September 2015. Graduating with a degree in English from the University of Cambridge, where she was also a Choral Scholar, she undertook internships at Philharmonia Orchestra and Askonas Holt before becoming Music Co-ordinator and PA to the Music Director at English National Opera. She was the copy-writer on the e-edition of Amanda Holden’s The Opera Guide, and has also worked as concert coordinator for comedian Rainer Hersch, concerts administrator for The Paradisal Players and front-of-house at Wigmore Hall. From 2014-2018, Katya was Director of Young People in the Arts, a social networking organisation which puts on monthly discussions and networking opportunities for young cultural professionals, providing a platform for development through dialogue between senior industry professionals and younger members, and inspiring the next generation of arts leaders. She now sits on their Advisory Board. Her hobbies include choral singing, independent films and good coffee.