Catrin Johnsson was born in Sweden and trained at the Skondal Institute (Organist Course) and Royal University College of Music in Stockholm (Solo Vocal Course), where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music. She completed her formal training at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she graduated with a PG.Dip in Opera as well as a Dip.RAM and LRAM. She has furthered her studies with Jacqueline Bremar and David Harper. Awards include the prestigious Christina Nilsson Award from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, Flora Nielsen Prize, Michael Head Prize, Katie Thomas Prize, and the Minnie Hauk Prize.
Catrin is a Performance Teacher at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a guest tutor at the New Zealand National Singing School. In London she ran a very successful private voice studio and was also a voice teacher at St Paul’s Boy’s School and at Latymer Upper School.