Internationally renowned harpist and composer Catrin Finch is one of the most accomplished harpists of her generation. A childhood prodigy, Catrin studied under Elinor Bennett achieving the highest mark in the UK for her Grade 8 ABRSM exam at the age of nine. She studied at The Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music with Skaila Kanga, graduating with the Queens Commendation for Excellence in 2002. Catrin is the former Royal Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales. Holding the appointment from 2000-2004, she had the honour of reviving this ancient tradition last held in 1873 during Queen Victoria’s rein.
Catrin has performed extensively throughout the USA, South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe, both as a soloist and appearing with many of the world’s top orchestras, and has recorded for many of the major international recording companies, including Universal Records, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI and Sony Classical, both solo and with notable artists such as Bryn Terfel, Sir James Galway and Julian Lloyd-Webber.
A versatile, fearless and ground-breaking artist, Catrin continues to explore and push the boundaries of her art with award-winning international collaborations with artists such as kora maestros Seckou Keita (Senegal) and Toumani Diabaté (Mali) and Columbian joropo cowboy virtuosos Cimarron.
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Sat 29 June, 8pm, Anstruther Town Hall | £12 / £5 | Approx. 80 mins
Sun 30 June, 11.30am, St Ayle Church | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 60 mins
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