Catrin Finch

Catrin Finch

Described as "The Queen of Harps", Catrin has delighted audiences worldwide.

She has appeared with many of the world’s top orchestras. Festival appearances include Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto, Smithsonian Folklife, MDR Musiksommer Festival in Leipzig, Le Domaine Forget and Lanaudiere Festivals in Canada and the Gödöllő Harp Festival in Hungary.

Catrin is the former Royal Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Her recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations was released by Deutsche Grammophon in January 2009 and entered the UK Classical charts at number 1. Her versatility in different musical genres is demonstrated in her many recordings, which range from solo classical recitals and concertos, through to an eclectic cross-over mix and her own 14 piece band "CF47". Her most recent project takes some of Wales’ most popular traditional melodies presented in an innovative and refreshing way using electric harps, state of the art technology and groundbreaking sound effects. Catrin has received nearly half a million hits on You Tube for her performance of Karl Jenkins’ Palladio.

2010 highlights include a UK tour with Cimarron from Colombia, the première of John Rutter’s Suite Lyrique, appearances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff, Italy and Amsterdam, performances with the London Mozart Players and Oxford Philomusica, the Second Wales International Harp Festival, and recitals at numerous festivals. In December 2010 Catrin will perform at the Montreal Bach Festival.

Catrin has appeared on all the major television and radio networks in the UK and many abroad, including a TV documentary about herself which she presented entitled ‘Charlie’s Angel’ which was awarded a BAFTA Cymru/Wales award.

Known for her work within the community and with the younger generation, Catrin is committed to promoting the harp and classical music in general to a new and wider audience.

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