Kimberly Brockman, soprano, lives in St.Gallen Switzerland. She is an active concert and recital singer and is a regular soloist at the cathedral in St. Gallen.
In addition to her concert engagements, she is Director of the Diözesane Kirchenmusikschule St.Gallen (dkms) where she has also been teaching voice since 2003. In 2011, Kimberly completed a degree in choral conducting and now regularly assists the cathedral's music program (St.Galler DomMusik).
Born in Pennsylvania (USA), Kimberly received her musical training at Ithaca College (New York). She then continued her training in New York City while working from 1988 to 1993 with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in the field of development.
She came to Europe in January 1994 as a member of the opera ensemble at the Cologne Opera House, Cologne Germany. From 1995 to 2002 she was a member of the opera ensemble at Theater St. Gallen. During her years at Theater St. Gallen she sang various roles including Sophie Scholl in Udo Zimmermann's Die Weisse Rose, Servillia in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Cécile in the Premiere of George Stile's Musical The Three Musketiers, Blonde in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Stella in the european premiere of André Previn's opera A Streetcar Named Desire. Further engagements include productions in 2004 with the Chamber Opera of Bavaria, Theater Aufstand in Wels, Austria (Erling Wold's Sub Pontio Pilato) and the Summer Festival at Bregenz, Austria (Kurt Weill's Der Kuhhandel). In 2006 Kimberly performed the role of the Maid in the St. Gallen OpenOpera Production of Thomas Adès' chamber opera Powder Her Face.
The Mass Missa Beati Notkeri Balbuli Sancti Galli Monachi composed by Erling Wold (San Francisco) was given its premiere in 2008 in the St. Gallen cathedral. The mass for Choir and soprano soloist was composed for Kimberly Brockman and the St.Galler DomMusik and is available as CD. She can also be heard on two recordings from the CD-series "Musik in der Kathedrale" as well as on a live recording of Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate (itunes). Other premieres include works from composers Francisco Obieta, Enjott Schneider, Winfried Offele and Roman Bislin-Wild.