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. Katya is 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. Her hobbies include choral singing, photography and good coffee.