Catherine Kontz

(b. 1976) is a London-based composer from Luxembourg. As part of her PhD in Composition at Goldsmiths College, University of London, she single-handedly produced and directed her mime-opera, MiE, for a set of six sold-out performances at The Space, London in 2006.
She has since then worked extensively within the world of contemporary opera as well as writing works for performers such as Monica Germino, Véronique Nosbaum, Danny Standing, Kate Ryder, Rhodri Davies, Henri Växby, BJ Cole and Ensemble Lucilin. Catherine has been commissioned for new works by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Rational Rec/London, Chetham’s School of Music, Centre National de L’Audiovisuel/Luxembourg and Banque centrale du Luxembourg. In collaboration with director Roswitha Gerlitz and with long-term creative partners in DrawnForth Opera Ellan Parry and Alexia Anastasiadis, her work is regularly programmed for Tête-à-Tête opera festival at Riverside Studios. Her music has also been performed extensively throughout Europe. She currently works on a new opera commission for Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg to premier in 2013.