Catrin Meek

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Welsh harpist graduated from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music with Distinction. Available for events, weddings and more

Catrin graduated from the Royal College of Music, London in July 2016 with BMus Hons Degree and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London in July 2018 with Distinction with professors Karen Vaughan and Skaila Kanga. Originating from South Wales she is fluent in the Welsh language and won Outstanding Young Musician of the Valleys. In 2015 she went on to win the prestigious Nansi Richards Scholarship. Her previous teacher, Claire Jones is the Former Official Harpist to HRH Prince Charles. Catrin has been privileged to play for The Queen on her diamond jubilee tour and has played for HRH Prince Charles on several occasions. She has also played for the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle accompanied by tenor Ben Smith, previously from Only Men Aloud. Catrin has performed in many orchestras from a young age including the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and Wessex Youth Orchestra who won the Best Youth Orchestra in Britain leading to a performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Royal Albert Hall. She played extensively with the Royal College of Music Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, and also the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra with conductors such as John Wilson, Sir Roger Norrington, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Martin Andre and has recorded in Abbey Road Studios. She had the opportunity to perform at the Royal Festival Hall with The Women of the World Orchestra conducted by Sue Perkins and introduced by Sandi Tovisg, along with Sister Sledge and Bonnie Langford. Additionally she performed with acclaimed composer and conductor Sir Karl Jenkins at St Davids Hall Cardiff as well the Light of Music Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. Being the principal harpist of the Collaborative orchestra she has performed many times at St John Smith Square. She is also a member of the London Welsh Harp Quartet which was aired on S4C on Boxing Day 2015 on the Welsh programme "Noson Llawen”. In February 2017 Catrin performed live on Manoto TV on their show ‘Stage’ with contestant Arash, which was aired to millions around the world, broadcasted from Wimbledon Studios. Catrin has also performed at the National Gallery, the V&A museum, the Science Museum, the Houses of Parliament, St James’ Church Piccadilly, Gloucester Cathedral, St David’s Cathedral, and the Berlin Konzerthaus. She has performed the Handel Harp Concerto, and the Boieldieu Harp Concerto with the Rhondda Symphony Orchestra and also with the Cygnes Orchestra of London. Catrin has a passion for musical theatre and as a member of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra she has performed more than 10 west end musicals including the Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Chess, The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Candide, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde and Ragtime. She has recently performed in the LMTO’s first professional concert of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair at the Cadogan Hall alongside Wendi Peters (Coronation Street), Clive Carter (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked), Richard Fleeshman (Legally Blonde The Musical), Emma Hatton (Elphaba in Wicked, We Will Rock You), Oliver Saville (Fiyero in Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Enjolras in The Les Miserables Film), Celinde Schoenmaker (Fantine in Les Miserables Christine in The Phantom of the Opera), and Anthony Wise. The second professional concert of The Christmas Carol in December 2016 ran at the Lyceum Theatre (home of the Lion King) and featured Robert Lindsay (My Family tv Show), Fred Anderson, Madalena Alberto (Evita, Les Miserables), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Giovanna Fletcher (Wife of Tom Fletcher- Mc Fly, Author), and Hugh Maynard (Lion King, We Will Rock You, Miss Saigon, Sister Act). Both concerts received many 5* and 4* reviews. Catrin also performed in Musicals such as Sunset Boulevard at the Bridewell Theatre, Sweeney Todd at Imperial College, A Chorus Line at the Greenwood theatre, The Infinite Bridge at RCM’s Britten Theatre, Ragtime at Bishopsgate Institute and also performed Shakespeare's The Winters Tale with the company Moving Stories at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall. As well as a passion for Musical theatre, Catrin has a passion for teaching. Catrin teaches privately on a weekly basis all around London to all ages and has worked as an Apprenticeship at Morley College for the Centre for Young Musicians. She is currently a Harp and Violin teacher at the A to G Music School in Sutton, and harp teacher at Kew Green Preparatory School. Catrin is an Assistant Harp teacher at the Brecon Harp Course (2011 - current), and has performed along side Gwenan Gibbard, Harriet Earis, Katherine Thomas, and Hannah Stone. Her goal is to make the harp available to children at all schools in London, as it is a beautiful instrument which is not taught at many schools in England. Catrin loves to teach the violin and inspires pupils to play in orchestras, ensembles, and many concerts.

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Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Musical theatre, Opera, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Early music, Acoustic, Covers
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Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy
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Song list

Popular Classical
Softly Awakes My Heart (Mon Coeur S’ouvre a ta Voix) from “Samson and Delilah”, Act II - Saint-Saens arr. Chris Marshall
Poem - Z. Fibich arr. C. Marshall
La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) - Debussy
Arabesque no.1 - Debussy
Rusalka’s Song to the Moon - A. Dvorak
Moonlight Sonata - L.V Beethoven arr. D. Burton
Ave Maria - F. Schubert
Canon in D - J. Pachelbel
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
Carmen; Habanera - Bizet arr. John Thomas
Popular Music
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Stairway to Heaven - Jimmy Page/Robert Plant arr. D. Ice
Moon River - Henry Mancini arr. D.W Fulton
Over The Rainbow (From “The Wizard of Oz”) H. Arlen arr. P. Baker
From This Moment On - Shania Twain/ R. J. Lange
Tammy - Jay Livingtson/Ray Evans
The Wedding Song (There is Love) - N. P. Stookey
The Prayer - C. B. Sager/D. Foster
The Rose - A. McBroom
The Wind Beneath My Wings - L. Henley/J. Silbar
My Own True Love (Tara Theme) - M. Steiner
Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) - F. Sartori
Lady - Lionel Richie
Rainrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head - B. Bacharach
Let It Be Me - G. Becaud
A Summer Place - M. Steiner
Send In The Clowns - S. Sondheim
Sunrise, Sunset - J. Bock
Danny Boy - arr. M. Heulyn
Brian Boru’s March- arr. M. Heulyn
Greensleeves - arr. M. Heulyn
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose - arr. M. Heulyn
Scarborough Fair - arr. M. Heulyn
O’er the Sea to Skye - arr. M. Heulyn
Music from Pride and Prejudice - D. Marianelli
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - J. Lennon/P. McCartney
All of Me- John Legend
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Clocks- Coldplay
Someone Like You- Adele
Musical Theatre
Angel of Music - A. L. Webber
Think of Me - A. L. Webber
Music of The Night - A. L. Webber
The Phantom of the Opera - A. L. Webber
All I Ask of You - A. L. Webber
Memory - A. L. Webber
Tell Me On A Sunday - A. L. Webber
Pie Jesu - A. L. Webber
I Don’t Know How To Love Him - A. L. Webber
On My Own (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Bring Him Home (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Do You Hear the People Sing (Les Mis) -C-H. Schoenberg
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Castle on a Cloud (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Drink with Me (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Les Mis) - C-H. Schoenberg
Over The Rainbow (From “The Wizard of Oz”) H. Arlen arr. P. Baker
My Favourite Things - Rogers and Hammerstein
Misty- Erroll Garner arr. Skaila Kanga
Moon River - Henry Mancini arr. Skaila Kanga
All the things you are- Jerome Kern
How high the moon- Morgan Lewis
Someone to watch over me- Gershwin
Give me a call- Pam Wedgwood
Theme from ‘New York, New York’- John Kander
My funny valentine- Richard Rodgers
The Man I Love- Gershwin
Lady Be Good- Gershwin
Prelude no.2- Gershwin
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man- Jerome Kern
Malaguena- E. Lecuona
Ain’t Misbehavin’- Thomas “Fats” Waller
An American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue- Gershwin
But Not For Me- Gershwin
Embraceable You- Gershwin
As Time Goes By- Herman Hupfeld
Stella by Starlight- Victor Young
Autumn Leaves- Joseph Kosma
Welsh Music
Dros y Dwr I Draeth LLanstephan - arr. M. Heulyn
Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the White Wheat) - John Thomas
Myfanwy - arr. M. Heulyn
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) - arr. M. Heulyn
Llongau Caernarfon - arr. M. Heulyn
Sosban Fach - arr. M. Heulyn
Merch Megan - O. B. Dussek
L’Adieu Du Menestrel Ffarwel Y Telynor - John Thomas
Pedair Waltz o Gymru; Llwyn Onn, Cader Idris, Merch Megan, Wyres Megan - arr. M. Heulyn
Huna Blentyn - arr. M. Heulyn
Hiraeth - arr. M. Heulyn
Lisa Lan - arr. M. Heulyn
Ar Lan Y Mor - arr. M. Heulyn
Si Hei Lwli Mabi- arr. Chris Marshall
Hymns and Wedding Music
Abide with Me - W. H. Monk
All Glory, Laud, And Honor - M. Teschner
All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name - O. Holden
Amazing Grace
All People That On Earth Do Dwell - L. Bourgeois
Artsa Alinu
Ave Maria - F. Schubert
Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here Comes The Bride) R. Wagner
Be Thou My Vision
Blest Be The Tie That Binds - H. G. Naegeli
Christ The Lord Is Risen Today/Jesus Christ Is Risen Today - L. Davidica
The Church’s One Foundation - S. S. Wesley
Come, Christians, Join To Sing
Come, Thou Almighty King - F. Giardini
Fairest Lord Jesus Crusaders’ Hymn
Faith Of Our Fathers - H. F. Hemy
For The Beauty Of The Earth As With Gladness Men Of Old - C. Kocher
I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord - A. Williams
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah - J. Hughes
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty - J. B. Dykes
Hava Nagila
Hevenu Shalom
Hine Ma Tov
Jacob’s Ladder
Jesus Loves Me - W. B. Bradbury
Kum Ba Yah
L’ cha Dodi
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - M. Luther
Morning Has Broken
Nearer, My God, To Thee - L. Mason
Now The Day Is Over - J. Barnby
O God, Our Help In Ages Past - W. Croft
O Perfect Love - J. Barnby
The Prayer - C. B. Sager/D. Foster Rock Of Ages - T. Hastings
The Rose - A. McBroom
Stand Up For Jesus - G. J. Webb
This Is My Father’s World
The Wedding Song (There is Love) - N. P. Stookey
We Gather Together Prayer Of Thanksgiving
What A Friend We Have In Jesus - C. C. Converse
When Morning Gilds The Skies - J. Barnby
Trumpet Tune - H. Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - H. Purcell


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Donna R, 1 year ago

Catrin is an immensely talented harpist with an extensive repertoire covering many genres not just classical. She is a delight to work with, dedicated to excellence and flexible in her attitude. I would not hesitate in recommending her.

St H, 1 year ago

Look at this picture. In the foreground, playing SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME, is the brilliant young Welsh harpist Catrin Meek. In the background, my mother, Monica Unwin, recovering well from an emergency operation. The scene is an Intensive Care Unit in St George's Hospital, Tooting. This afternoon the ward was full of people, many quite elderly, recovering from serious operations. Scared, uncomfortable, bashed and bruised. And, of course, the usual hard-pressed, kind-hearted and brilliantly down-to-earth NHS staff. But just for a few minutes the magical sound of Catrin's harp had an amazingly calming, therapeutic effect on all of us: patients and nurses, visitors and doctors. And I found myself thinking about my mum: born Monica Cohn in Hamburg in August 1933, she's had an extraordinary life in so many ways. And here, with brilliant medical staff sorting her out, and the miraculous power of music, it felt as if the world was actually getting better, that society did have a future, and that these dark times we find ourselves in are as temporary as the much more ghastly dark times she escaped as a child. Maybe I was just intoxicated by the sound of that Welsh harp. But looking around I could see that it affected us all. Thanks Catrin Meek. Music matters.

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Stefano D'Ermenegildo
6th August 2017
Stefano D'Ermenegildo

I booked Catrin for a gig in October 2016 and she was great! I hope there will be more occasions!