Catrin Finch

Peace Mala Endorsement

Internationally renowned harpist, composer and musician

Catrin Finch
Photo: Jennie Caldwell

Now more than ever, in a world that seems ever more troubled, we should all strive for a global citizenship that encourages peace, friendship and respect between all communities and cultures. We all have a responsibility to lead, to unite, to drive out prejudice and to strive to create a more just global society. I fully support the work of Peace Mala as it encourages us to embrace those ideals and make them possible.

Catrin Finch, from Llanon on the west coast of Wales, is the most gifted classical harp virtuoso of her generation, grounded in prodigious early achievements and intense classical training, and serving as Royal Harpist to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in her early twenties.

Catrin has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras; she has also achieved chart success with her number 1 rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and has recorded for the world’s leading classical labels. Catrin’s boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit has led her into a parallel universe of musical success, most notably through her collaboration with kora virtuoso Seckou Keita with whom she won Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019.

Catrin Finch
Photo: Jennie Caldwell

In her classical career, Catrin Finch has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the English Chamber Orchestra. She has graced the stages of A-list classical music festivals, including Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto and MDR Musiksommer in Leipzig and toured throughout Europe, north and south America and the Middle East.

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), Colombian joropo cowboy virtuosos Cimarron, and most recently Ireland's renowned classical violinist Aoife Ní Bhriain.

In 2022 Catrin was appointed as Head of Harp at the Royal Academy of Music.

Catrin will be performing in the Peace Mala Concert for World Peace at The Brangwyn Hall Swansea, celebrating 20 years of the Peace Mala project. She put this comment on her Facebook page:
What a wonderful night to be a part of - Celebrating 20 years of Peace Mala - The Concert for World Peace will take place at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea on the 11 June. Tickets are available through my website and this link here - http://www.brangwyn.co.uk/events/a-concert-for-world-peace/

For more information on Catrin, explore her website and social media pages:
https://www.catrinfinch.com
https://twitter.com/CatrinFinch
https://www.instagram.com/catrinfinch
https://www.facebook.com/CatrinFinchOfficial

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