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Catrin Meek

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About Catrin

Welsh harpist graduated from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music with Distinction. Available for events, weddings and more
Harpist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Catrin has previously graduated with a BMus Hons degree from the Royal College of Music, studying with Ieuan Jones, and has graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with MA Distinction studying with Karen Vaughan in July 2018. Originating from South Wales she is fluent in the Welsh language and won Outstanding Young Musician of the Valleys 2012. In 2015 she won the Nansi Richards Scholarship, and is the 2019-20 winner of the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Catrin has been privileged to play for The Queen on her diamond jubilee tour and has played for HRH Prince Charles on several occasions in Wales and in London. She has also performed for the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle. Catrin performs regularly with many professional and amateur orchestras around London and the UK and has worked with conductors such as John Wilson, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Karl Jenkins, Ian Pascal Tortelier, Semyon Bychkov, James Newton Howard, Martyn Brabbins and Jason Robert Brown. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, the London Palladium, am the Lyceum Theatre with many Orchestras and has performed at the British Museum accompanying the London Philharmonic Choir. She has a passion for Musical Theatre and is currently a deputy on the West End show the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre since October 2018, was a deputy on the Les Misérables All Star Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre for Skaila Kanga 2019 and she was also a deputy on the English National Opera’s Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum from April- June 2019 for Alison Martin. She regularly performs with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra at London’s West End and has performed over 20+ musical theatre shows. From November 2019-January 2020 she performed the Nutcracker with the English National Ballet at Liverpool Empire Theatre and at the London Coliseum. In August 2019 Catrin took part in the ENO’s recordings of Havergal Brian’s Faust at Abbey Road Studios, conducted by Martyn Brabbins. She has performed the Handel Harp Concerto, and the Boieldieu Harp Concerto with the Rhondda Symphony Orchestra and with the Cygnes Orchestra of London.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Musical theatre, Opera, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Early music, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
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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Other skills:
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
Jazz
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
Kozatzke
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
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Royal festival hall, West end Theatres, many 5* hotels around London

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, Phantom of the Opera, Abbey Road Recordings, performances for the Royal Family.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Please let me know asap, but I’m sure it’ll be ok!

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes to an hour

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I've include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I do not need any equipment for a indoor event but will need cover for outdoor event incase it rains, or will have to play indoors as it’s a valuable instrument.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes no problem!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes no problem, please let me know in advance.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350

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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, 2 years 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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From other musicians:

6th August 2017

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