Kirsty Hobkirk began her choral training as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral. From there, she went on to Wells Cathedral School where, as a specialist musician, she was a part of Choralia, with whom she competed in the final of the Let the People’s Sing Competition. Kirsty was a member of the National youth Choir of Great Britain and since moving to Scotland in 2015, has been a member of the National Youth Choir of Scotland. With NYCoS she has sung at the BBC Proms alongside The Monteverdi singers under Sir John Elliot Gardiner. More recently, she sang with the group in the Usher Hall, making her solo debut. She was fortunate to be part of the NYCoS USA tour last month, singing in the Carnegie Hall, again, under Sir John Elliot Gardiner.
In 2015, Kirsty was one of the inaugural VOCES8 scholars which gave her the opportunity to sing with the group, most memorably in a concert of Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrielli Players. Kirsty is currently in her final year of a BMus at the RCS, studying with Wilma MacDougall. Throughout her degree she has been a member of RCS Voices, with whom she sang in the St Magnus International Festival in 2017. Over the last four years, Kirsty has been lucky enough to continue her love of liturgical music as a regular singer with the Glasgow Cathedral choir.
Kirsty is one of four young singers joining Dunedin Consort as part of the Bridging the Gap initiative during the 2018-19 season.