Catherine is a professional harpist currently based in London, Manchester and Oslo.
Born in Manchester, Catherine began playing the harp aged seven, and attended Chetham’s School of Music from the age of 11 to 18. During this time she won two awards from the prestigious Hattori Foundation, and was awarded a scholarship to continue her studies at the Royal Academy of music under Professor Emerita of Harp, Skaila Kanga. Since arriving in London, she has won first prize in the North London Camac Harp Competition, second prize in the international ‘Martine Geliot’ harp competition in France, and performed as a finalist in the Royal Academy of Music Patrons' Award at the Wigmore Hall. Her extensive professional orchestral work includes performing with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, and recording at Abbey Road Studios. She also regularly performs solo, most recently giving recitals for the 2016 Kings Place Festival and 2017 Three Choirs Festival. Catherine has performed for HRH the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, and her experience has taken her from Manchester and London, to Europe and as far afield as Australia for the 2011 Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting. Catherine is an active ensemble player and a keen performer of new and contemporary music. She has performed with the acclaimed Nash Ensemble, she is a member of the London Harp Quartet, and her flute and harp duo, Icaria, recently won a prestigious Tunnell Trust award. She was a 2015 Britten-Pears Young Artist, and was awarded a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award and a Martin Musical Scholarship Fund Award towards her masters studies. At her graduation from the Royal Academy of Music in 2016 she was presented with a Regency Award for outstanding achievement, and is now studying in Oslo with Isabelle Perrin at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
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