Internationally renowned harpist Catrin Finch is one of the most accomplished harpists of her generation, and has been delighting audiences with her performances across the UK and worldwide since the age of five. We are thrilled to welcome her back to Aberystwyth for an exciting tour of repertoire from across the world.
John Parry: Sonata No. 1 in D Major
Jesus Guridi: Viejo Zortzico
Alphonse Hasselmans: La Source
Elias Parish-Alvars: Introduction, Cadenza and Rondo
Debussy (arr.Victor Couer): Claire de lune
Paul Patterson: BUGS! Mosquito Massacre
Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu
Selection of Trad. Welsh
Astor Piazzola (arr. Catrin Finch): Street Tango & Libertango
About Catrin Finch
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 H.R.H. 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 reign. 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.