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Playlist of Catrin Finch

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  • Catrin Finch - Clear Sky

    4:03

    Heno - 13.01.2020

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  • Catrin Finch | Clair De Lune | Madinat Theatre March 2013

    5:55

    Internationally renowned harpist Catrin Finch performs Clair De Lune in front of a packed house at the Madinat Theatre for The Score Classical 2013 Series on March 25th 2013.



    Filmed & Edited by Kazim Karaismailoglu

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  • Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita Live: Bamba

    16:05

    A shared musical journey between two world class virtuosos. From Wales, the Queen of Harps (Classic FM Magazine) and from West Africa, an inspired exponent of the kora (The Guardian). The harp occupies a vital place in the rich cultures of both Senegal and Wales.and both nations share a centuries-old bardic tradition of intricate oral history, expressed through music, song and verse.

    Siwrnai gerddorol ranedig dau virtuoso o'r radd flaenaf oll; o Gymru, Queen of Harps (Cylchgrawn Classic FM) ac o Orllewin Affrica, an inspired exponent of the kora (The Guardian). Mae gan y delyn safle canolog yn niwylliant hynod gyfoethog Senegal a Chymru. Yn rhyfeddol, mae'r ddwy wlad yn rhannau traddodiad barddonol hynafol o hanesion llafar cywrain, wedi eu mynegi trwy gerddoriaeth, cân a phennill.

  • Catrin Finch - Lisa Lan

    3:50

    Recording Studio & Music Production House in Cardiff





    Welsh Folk tune. Alaw werin Gymreig.

    Lisa Lan

    Quitapesares -

    Cimmaron (Featuring Catrin Finch) - Llanero Soy (Live at Acapela Studio)

    Ar Ben Waun Tredegar

    Blessing John Rutter

    Pontypridd

    Cwyn Mam Yng Nghyfraith

    Lisa Lan

    Goldberg Variations Filmed at :

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  • CATRIN FINCH-SILENT NIGHT AND INTERVIEW-BREAKFAST TV-BBC 1-19.DEC.2012.

    7:23

    Welsh harpist Catrin Finch talks to Bill Turnbull and Suzanna Reid and performs Silent Night.

  • NOMUS na YouTube: Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

    1:02

    NOMUS 2019
    Nedelja, 14. april / Sunday, April 14
    Galerija Matice srpske / Matica srpska Gallery

    Catrin FINCH, harfa, vokal / harp, voice (Vels/Wales)
    Seckou KEITA, kora, vokal / kora, voice (Senegal)

    P r o g r a m:
    Album Uzdizanje / Album Soar

    Produkcija/Production: Muzička omladina Novog Sada

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  • Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

    3:32

    Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Arr. K. Jenkins) · Karl Jenkins · Catrin Finch · Georg Friedrich Händel · Paul Clarvis · Jody Jenkins

    Crossing the Stone

    ℗ 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

    Released on: 2003-05-19

    Percussion, Engineer, Producer: Jody K Jenkins
    Co- Producer, Executive Producer: Helen Connolly

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  • Catrin Finch - Goldberg Variations

    3:56

    Catrin Finch; first Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales.
    More info at

  • Catrin Finch - Clear Sky

    4:21

    Catrin Finch - Clear Sky

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  • Chicken-Pickin Rag. Catrin Finch- harp

    2:17

    CHICKEN-PICKIN' RAG is a jolly ragtime solo piano piece, written in 1976 in Hellewell's ''Mister D'' Music piano album Volume 2.
    Although in ragtime style, this piece is brought up to date by including modern funky music and various other sections.
    In the heyday of classic ragtime, in the late 19th century, the publicity said that ''brokers forgot their cares'' on hearing the music!
    The renowned Welsh harpist Catrin Finch's arrangement and performance is terrific, and she has arranged two more of Hellewell's rags: Plastic Cakewalk and Kentucky Rag for harp (see Alaw Music Publishing). These pieces go down well with her audiences as encores.
    CHICKEN-PICKIN' RAG is also published in China by the People's Music Publishing House in one of two piano albums of the Chinese edition of ''Mister D Music'' where it is well-liked and often performed (see other YouTube video).
    There is also an arrangement, by the composer, for string quartet, also published in a String Quartet album of Hellewell's music by the People's Music Publishing House. Some 30,000 volumes of Hellewell's music has been published and sold in China

  • Catrin Finch - Goldberg by J.S Bach

    1:32

    Catrin Finch - 1st Royal Harpist



    Recording Studio & Music Production House in Cardiff





    Welsh Harpist performs Bach's Goldberg Variations - Variation 1. The Full CD is available on Deutsche Grammophon record Label. Her first album on Sony BMG with Karl Jenkins and other disks Live Catrin Finch Big Band CF47 - String Theory, Coast to Coast are all on Kissan. Please go to the website for more information and

    Lisa Lan

    Quitapesares -

    Cimmaron (Featuring Catrin Finch) - Llanero Soy (Live at Acapela Studio)

    Ar Ben Waun Tredegar

    Blessing John Rutter

    Pontypridd

    Cwyn Mam Yng Nghyfraith

    Lisa Lan

    Goldberg Variations

  • Catrin Finch - Maple Leaf Rag

    3:10

    Caatrin Finch is an accomplished harpist but on this occasion she plays the piano @ the National Eisteddfod 2010 closing concert - live transmission on S4C, 7 Aug 10

  • Rutter: A Gaelic Blessing: Meditation

    4:50

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Rutter: A Gaelic Blessing: Meditation · Catrin Finch · Sinfonia Cymru · John Rutter

    Blessing

    ℗ 2012 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2012-01-01

    Producer: Angelika Meissner
    Producer: Mark Wilkinson
    Producer, Recording Producer: Geraint Lewis
    Producer, Recording Producer: Elinor Bennett
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hywel Wigley
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Luc Prosser
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Lee House
    Composer: John Rutter

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  • Catrin Finch: Carnaval de Venice

    10:49

    The magic of Catrin Finch! Live concert by Catrin Finch, the first modern day royal harpist to the Prince of Wales, at the Second Thailand International Harp Festival and Youth Competition, August 2012, organized by the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre. Catrin plays Felix Godefroid's Carnaval de Venice

  • Catrin Finch - Cwyn mam yng nghyfraith

    3:39

    Recording Studio & Music Production House in Cardiff



    One of the tracks from Catrin Finch's new Album Annwn (1st Royal Harpist to HRH The PRince of Wales). Un o'r traciau oddi ar CD newydd Catrin FInch Annwn.

    Please order your copy from


    Lisa Lan

    Quitapesares -

    Cimmaron (Featuring Catrin Finch) - Llanero Soy (Live at Acapela Studio)

    Ar Ben Waun Tredegar

    Blessing John Rutter

    Pontypridd

    Cwyn Mam Yng Nghyfraith

    Lisa Lan

    Goldberg Variations Filmed at :

  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita: Future Strings

    11:25

    .Cyd-Gynhyrchiad Theatr Mwldan | Astar Artes Co-production

    A brand new collaboration featuring two world class virtuosos, a meeting of harp and kora. Leading classical harpist Catrin Finch and inspired kora player Seckou Keita combine forces to explore the traditions of Wales and Senegal. Both nations share a centuries old bardic-griot tradition of intricate oral history expressed through music, song and verse. The harp and the kora, instruments from the same family, occupy a vital place in these rich cultures. Catrin and Seckou dig deep into Manding and Celtic roots whilst adding a fresh sound of their own. This is something special!

    Cydweithrediad newydd sbon rhwng dau bencampwr o'r radd flaenaf, cyfarfod y Delyn a'r Kora. Mae'r delynores glasurol Catrin Finch a'r chwaraewr kora ysbrydoledig Seckou Keita yn cyfuno i archwilio traddodiadau Cymru a Senegal. Mae'r ddwy wlad yn rhannu traddodiad canrifoedd barddonol-griot o hanes llafar wedi ei fynegi trwy gerddoriaeth, cân a phennill. Mae'r delyn a'r kora yn dod o'r un teulu ac mae ganddynt yr un safle hanfodol yn y diwylliannau cyfoethog hyn. Mae Catrin a Seckou yn cloddio'n ddwfn i wreiddiau Manding a Cheltaidd wrth ychwanegu sain ffres eu hunain. Dyma i chi rhywbeth arbennig.

  • J.S.Bach: Italian Concerto

    13:18

    J.S.Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
    Catrin Finch, harp

    Movements:
    1. Without tempo indication
    2. Andante
    3. Presto

    (I DO NOT OWN THE COPYRIGHT TO THIS MUSIC OR PHOTO.)

    The Italian Concerto, BWV 971, original title: Concerto nach Italienischem Gusto (Concerto after the Italian taste), published in 1735 as the first half of Clavier-Übung II (the second half being the French Overture) is a three-movement concerto for two-manual harpsichord solo composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Italian Concerto has become popular among Bach's keyboard works, and has been widely recorded both on the harpsichord and the piano, as well as on the harp.
    The Italian Concerto's two lively F major outer movements, in ritornello style, frame a florid arioso-style movement in D minor, the relative minor. Was influenced by Peter Van Riet. An Italian concerto relies upon the contrasting roles of different groups of instruments in an ensemble; Bach imitates this effect by creating contrasts using the forte and piano manuals of a two-manual harpsichord throughout the piece. In fact, along with the French Overture and some of the Goldberg Variations, this is one of the few works by Bach which specifically require a 2-manual harpsichord.

    Born in Llanon, Ceredigion in 1980, Catrin Finch was immersed in music, and especially the harp, from a very early age. At the age of five, she was taken to Lampeter Music Club to watch a harp recital, enthusing her with a passion for the traditional Welsh instrument. For her sixth birthday, she was given a celtic harp and the following year she was taken on by leading Welsh harpist and tutor Elinor Bennett, who would be her mentor until the age of 16. Finch joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain aged 10, becoming the youngest member of the orchestra to play at a BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
    She won first prize in the junior section of the World Harp Festival in 1991, and in 1994, aged just 14, achieved second place in the adult section of the same competition.
    In 1996 Finch started studying with Skaila Kanga, first at the Purcell School then at the Royal Academy of Music from 1998. It was at the academy that she got aq call from Buckingham Palace, inviting her to fill a long-dormant position, not filled since 1873: that of Royal Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales. After seeing Finch play at his 50th birthday celebrations, Prince Charles had described her as a credit to Wales. She had no hesitation in accepting the invitation to perform at both public and private events in Buckingham Palace, Windsor, Highgrove House and St James' Palace. Finch had to give up the position in 2005 when she passed the maximum age of 25, but by this time she had risen far in the public eye. Her concert performances span the globe, appearing with many of the world's major orchestras. In 2009 her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, originally written for keyboard, was issued by Deutsche Grammophon.
    She has also appeared frequently on radio and television, including presenting a documentary about herself, Charlie's Angel, which received a BAFTA Cymru/Wales award for the best music programme. Her collaborations with fellow Welsh composer Karl Jenkins have been fruitful, with releases on Sony Classical in 2003. She followed that with a Classical Brit Award nomination in 2004. Finch has also formed a big band, CF47, with which she has toured the UK and with her husband has set up Acapela, a recording studio and concert venue in a converted chapel in Cardiff. In 2009 the Catrin Finch Centre, a state-of-the-art conference and performance centre, opened at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, honouring Catrin's contribution to the music industry in Wales.

  • Catrin Finch - Prelude No 1

    5:19

    Faded out to get rid of the stupid bits on the original album, which spoil this otherwise beautiful music.

  • Ceffylau

    5:24

    Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS

    Ceffylau · Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita

    Clychau Dibon

    ℗ Astar Artes Recordings
    ℗ V2 Records Benelux

    Released on: 2013-10-13

    Composer: Seckou Keita
    Music Publisher: Astar Artes Publishing

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  • The Catrin Finch & Pavao Quintet play Derbussy Danse sacrée et danse profane

    10:11

    The Catrin Finch & Pavao Quintet play Derbussy Danse sacrée et danse profane

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  • Suo gan

    3:28

    Suo gan (Arr. K. Jenkins) · Karl Jenkins · Catrin Finch · Caryl Ebenezer · Terrance Barber · Traditional · The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    Crossing the Stone

    ℗ 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

    Released on: 2003-05-19

    Associated Performer: Choir
    Associated Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic
    Producer: Jody K Jenkins
    Co- Producer, Executive Producer: Helen Connolly

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  • Clair de Lune Catrin Finch 432 Hz 1 Hour

    1:25

    1 Hour extended version of Clair de Lune performed by one of best living harpists Catrin Finch and converted to 432 Hz tuning.

  • Two Harps That Beat As One: Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

    10:27

    Almost 25 years ago, I was walking down West 4th street in Manhattan, and heard a harp-like sound that seemed extraordinarily out of place in the urban noise surrounding me. I tried to locate the source, and eventually realized it was emanating from three tall, slender men in robes who were sauntering up the block ahead of me. I sped up my pace and as I got abreast of them, saw that one of them was playing what I learned later was a kora, as he strolled. And it seemed as if something magical was happening; the instrument changed the environment surrounding the three, as people were calmed and drawn to the sound. All around them, these three stately men had everyone in thrall with the pure, rippling notes of the kora. The instrument itself was sort of a cross between a harp and a some kind of lute, and the most conspicuous part, the resonator, was half of a large gourd. I walked a block out of my way before tearing myself away from the sound to go home.
    Since then, there have been quite a few musical collaborations involving the kora in combination with other western instruments. (The wonderful Chamber Music with Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal is one of the most successful.) But as far as I know, the collaboration between Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch is the first one to pair the kora with another harp. And upon hearing this duet, one actually wonders what took so long.
    The two musicians in this duo are well matched, Keita has a history of innovating and experimenting with his instrument --he plays a western-machined double necked kora-- but has been careful to always maintain some distinctive root of his beloved West African music. Catrin Finch (known in her home country of Wales as the Queen of Harps) is also known for her forays into experimental music, as well as her mastery of the standard classical and folk repertoire. For this performance, Keita brought both a single and a double necked kora, while Finch played a striking Camac Big Blue 47 concert harp with pickups on each of the 47 strings.
    There was quite a buzz building up to their performance at WOMEX, which this year was in Cardiff. It was unfortunate that it took place in a rather small concert room instead of the big auditorium, as it filled up to capacity far too quickly and many delegates could not get in to see the show.The room was jammed with a mostly Welsh audience, and anticipation crackled in the air. I was pretty much crushed up agains the apron of the stage, almost in the middle..not the best angle for shooting!
    When Finch and Keita play together, there is a complete immersion one with the other. Keita plays the rhythmic patterns and Finch's precise fingers play a counterpoint or a harmony figure and it all just feels right. Keita grins when Finch plays a stately figure enhancing his motif, and Finch nods back, giving Keita the room to cascade away on the kora. And that's quite a blazing solo he takes at the end, I might add. Through it all, there is a close communication that is palpable. Purists from one tradition or another may take issue with this blend -and I did hear one opinion voiced that it sounded too Welsh and not sufficiently Senegalese, but I think it is just that the two players have made allowances for each other's music, and this give and take creates a true hybrid. At any rate, I was in string heaven, awash in pleasure from lovely music, exquisitely played.
    For more information about these artists visit astarmusic.co.uk/

  • Boieldieu Harp Concerto - Catrin Finch & City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

    11:00

    Hong Kong, Sept 2008: Conducted by Jean Thorel, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and Catrin Finch played Boieldieu's Harp Concerto in C Major First Movement during the concert Queen of Harps. For more details, please browse our website:

  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita - Llongau Térou-bi - Live @ Auditorium Flog, Firenze 15-10-2016

    8:07

    Catrin Finch, arpista gallese, e Seckou Keita, virtuoso della kora, originario del Senegal, si sono esibiti presso l'Auditorium Flog di Firenze, il 15 ottobre 2016, nell'ambito della rassegna Musica dei Popoli.

  • Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita Live in Norway July 2015

    4:42

  • Catrin Finch and Cimarron - QUITAPESARES

    6:27

    Ctrin Finch playing with the columbian band Cimarron

  • Brahms: 16 Waltzes, Op.39 - Arranged By Catrin Finch - No.15 In A Flat

    1:49

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Brahms: 16 Waltzes, Op.39 - Arranged By Catrin Finch - No.15 In A Flat · Catrin Finch

    Lullabies

    ℗ 2013 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer, Executive Producer: Angelika Meissner
    Producer, Recording Producer: Geraint Lewis
    Producer, Recording Producer: Catrin Finch
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hywel Wigley
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Lee House
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Joe Marvelli
    Composer: Johannes Brahms
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Catrin Finch

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  • Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - Arranged By Catrin Finch - 7. Träumerei

    2:22

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - Arranged By Catrin Finch - 7. Träumerei · Catrin Finch

    Lullabies

    ℗ 2013 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer, Executive Producer: Angelika Meissner
    Producer, Recording Producer: Geraint Lewis
    Producer, Recording Producer: Catrin Finch
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hywel Wigley
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Lee House
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Joe Marvelli
    Composer: Robert Schumann
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Catrin Finch

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  • Traditional: Greensleeves - Arranged By Catrin Finch

    2:43

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Traditional: Greensleeves - Arranged By Catrin Finch · Catrin Finch · Hannah Stone

    Lullabies

    ℗ 2013 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer, Executive Producer: Angelika Meissner
    Producer, Recording Producer: Geraint Lewis
    Producer, Recording Producer: Catrin Finch
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hywel Wigley
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Lee House
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Joe Marvelli
    Composer: Traditional
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Catrin Finch

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  • Catrin Finch at the Royal Academy of Music

    2:01

    Alumna and Visiting Professor of Harp talks about the Academy

  • Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita & Vishtén live at The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre

    2:43

    Performing live at The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre, Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada in October 2019.

    Catrin Finch, Seckou Keita a Vishten yn pefformio’n fyw yng Ngholeg Pibyddio a Chanolfan y Celfyddydau Perfformio Celtaidd, Summerside, Ynys y Tywysog Edward, Canada ym mis
    Hydref 2019.

    On tour in the UK May - June / Ar daith yn y DU 2020:

    MAY / MAI 2020

    09 FOCUS WALES, Wrexham (Secret Location, details announced on the day.)
    10 Galeri, Caernarfon
    11 Tabernacl, Machynlleth
    12 Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan / Aberteifi
    14 Gulbenkian, Canterbury
    15 St George's. Bristol
    16 Taliesin, Swansea / Abertawe
    17 The Haymarket, Basingstoke

    JUNE / MEHEFIN 2020

    06 Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room
    07 The Met, Bury
    08 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
    09 Union Chapel, London
    10 Queens Hall, Edinburgh
    11 Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
    12 St Davids Hall, Cardiff / Caerdydd
    13 Pocklington Arts Centre, York

    catrinfinchandseckoukeita.com
    vishten.net

    A Theatr Mwldan / TwentyTwo Promotions Co-Production in association with Résonances and Music PEI.

    Cydgynhyrchiad Theatr Mwldan a TwentyTwo Promotions mewn cydweithrediad â Résonances a Music PEI.

    mwldan.co.uk
    twentytwopromotions.com
    agenceresonances.com

  • Catrin Finch movie Part 1 - English

    6:06

    The first part of Catrin Finch's Movie, following the making of the first recording of Goldberg Variations on the beautiful modern Harp. (Salvi Apollo).

    UK Tour starts 5th February 2009 @ St John's College Chapel Cambridge.

    For more information contact

    Produced by Pixel Foundry / Culture Colony / Kissan

    John Rutter


    The limpid, translucent colours of Catrin Finch's harp bring Bach's
    familiar masterpiece to life in a quite new and unexpected way. Her
    transcription is imaginative but faithful, her playing dazzling and
    poetic, her interpretatiion fit to stand beside Glenn Gould's and yet
    utterly different and captivating; I have never enjoyed the Goldberg
    Variations more. You can listen intently and hear details you may never
    have noticed before ...... or you can sit back and just let the music
    weave its unique spell. This recording adds something new and compelling
    to the recorded legacy of Bach, and absolutely no one could fail to
    enjoy it.

  • Ballet Cymru, Catrin Finch & Sinfonia Cymru - Celtic Concerto

    16:41

    Catrin Finch & Sinfonia Cymru performing the 'Celtic Concerto' in collaboration with Ballet Cymru at The Riverfront, Newport, Wales, 19th September 2013

  • Traditional: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - Arranged By Catrin Finch

    2:43

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Traditional: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - Arranged By Catrin Finch · Catrin Finch · Pavao String Quartet · Ysgol Gynradd Cymraeg Creigiau

    Lullabies

    ℗ 2013 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer, Executive Producer: Angelika Meissner
    Producer, Recording Producer: Geraint Lewis
    Producer, Recording Producer: Catrin Finch
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hywel Wigley
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Lee House
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Joe Marvelli
    Composer Lyricist: Traditional
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Catrin Finch

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  • Masterclass by Catrin Finch at the Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest

    5:56

    This film is a brief summary of a masterclass held by Catrin Finch at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, October 14, 2013
    Thank you very much to everyone who made this masterclass possible and helped organizing it.
    Special thank you to Catrin Finch for holding the masterlass to and Andrea Vigh for organizing it.

  • Aurora

    5:44

    Provided to YouTube by IDOL

    Aurora · Catrin Finch

    Tides

    ℗ Acapela

    Released on: 2015-03-22

    Composer: Catrin Finch

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  • Catrin Finch

    1:42

    Um pouco da magia da Harpa!

  • Pethe - Catrin Finch - Lisa Lân

    3:45

    Yn y perfformiad yma mae Catrin Finch yn chwarae Lisa Lân ar delyn trydan. Wedi ffilmio ar gyfer 'Pethe' ar S4C.

    Catrin Finch plays Lisa Lân, a traditional Welsh folk tune. Catrin is playing electric harp on this item which was recorded for the S4C arts programme, 'Pethe', produced by Cwmni Da. The song features heavily in Paul Haggis's 2004 film Crash.

  • Marble Halls performed by Julian Lloyd Webber and Catrin Finch

    3:00

    Marble Halls by Michael Balfe performed by Julian Lloyd Webber and Catrin Finch on the CD Unexpected Songs

  • J.S.Bach: Variatio 25 from Goldberg Variations

    7:13

    J.S.Bach: Variatio 25 from Goldberg Variations
    Catrin Finch, harp

    The tale of how the variations came to be composed comes from an early biography of Bach by Johann Nikolaus Forkel:
    [For this work] we have to thank the instigation of the former Russian ambassador to the electoral court of Saxony, Count Kaiserling, who often stopped in Leipzig and brought there with him the aforementioned Goldberg, in order to have him given musical instruction by Bach. The Count was often ill and had sleepless nights. At such times, Goldberg, who lived in his house, had to spend the night in an antechamber, so as to play for him during his insomnia. ... Once the Count mentioned in Bach's presence that he would like to have some clavier pieces for Goldberg, which should be of such a smooth and somewhat lively character that he might be a little cheered up by them in his sleepless nights. Bach thought himself best able to fulfill this wish by means of Variations, the writing of which he had until then considered an ungrateful task on account of the repeatedly similar harmonic foundation. But since at this time all his works were already models of art, such also these variations became under his hand. Yet he produced only a single work of this kind. Thereafter the Count always called them his variations. He never tired of them, and for a long time sleepless nights meant: 'Dear Goldberg, do play me one of my variations.' Bach was perhaps never so rewarded for one of his works as for this. The Count presented him with a golden goblet filled with 100 louis-d'or. Nevertheless, even had the gift been a thousand times larger, their artistic value would not yet have been paid for.
    Forkel wrote his biography in 1802, more than 60 years after the events related, and its accuracy has been questioned. The lack of dedication on the title page of the Aria with Diverse Variations also makes the tale of the commission unlikely. Goldberg's age at the time of publication (14 years) has also been cited as grounds for doubting Forkel's tale, although it must be said that he was known to be an accomplished keyboardist and sight-reader. In a recent book-length study, keyboardist and Bach scholar Peter Williams contends that the Forkel story is entirely spurious.
    The aria on which the variations are based was suggested by Arnold Schering not to have been written by Bach. More recent scholarly literature (such as the edition by Christoph Wolff) suggests that there is no basis for such doubts.
    After a statement of the aria at the beginning of the piece, there are thirty variations. The variations do not follow the melody of the aria, but rather use its bass line and chord progression.
    Variation 25 is the third and last variation in G minor; a three-part piece, it is marked adagio in Bach's own copy and is in 3/4 time. The melody is written out predominantly in 16th and 32nd notes, with many chromaticisms. This variation generally lasts longer than any other piece of the set.
    Wanda Landowska famously described this variation as the black pearl of the Goldberg Variations. Peter Williams writes that the beauty and dark passion of this variation make it unquestionably the emotional high point of the work, and Glenn Gould said that the appearance of this wistful, weary cantilena is a master-stroke of psychology. In an interview with Gould, Tim Page described this variation as having an extraordinary chromatic texture; Gould agreed: I don't think there's been a richer lode of enharmonic relationships any place between Gesualdo and Wagner.

    For many years Catrin has delighted audiences with her performances in the UK and worldwide. Inspired to learn the harp at the age of five, her rise to prominence started almost immediately, achieving the highest mark in the UK for her Grade VIII exam at the age of nine. She studied with Elinor Bennett for eight years before entering the Purcell School. Catrin graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2002 where she studied with Skaila Kanga and received the Queen's Award for the most outstanding student of her year. More about Catrin Finch:

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  • Tros y Garreg - Cimarrón

    4:06

    This song was recorded by Cimarrón, music band from the plains of the Orinoco River (Colombia), and harpist Catrin Finch, from Wales.

    Live performance at Acapela Studio.

  • Llongau Caernarfon

    12:30

    Trefniant o Llongau Caernarfon yn cael ei berfformio gan Catrin Finch a Band (Jazz) ar ddydd Sadwrn 9 Mawrth 2013 fel rhan o Gŵyl Gerdd Newydd Bangor.

    Arrangement of the Welsh folk song, Llongau Caernarfon, performed by Catrin Finch and Band (jazz) on Saturday 9th March 2013, as part of Bangor New Music Festival.

  • Traditional: Ar Lan Y Môr - Arranged By Catrin Finch

    2:32

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Traditional: Ar Lan Y Môr - Arranged By Catrin Finch · Aled Jones · Catrin Finch

    Lullabies

    ℗ 2013 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2013-01-01

    Producer: Angelika Meissner
    Producer, Recording Producer: Geraint Lewis
    Producer, Recording Producer: Catrin Finch
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hywel Wigley
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Lee House
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Joe Marvelli
    Composer: Traditional
    Arranger, Work Arranger: Catrin Finch

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  • Finch: Celtic Concerto - 2. Hiraeth

    5:19

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    Finch: Celtic Concerto - 2. Hiraeth · Catrin Finch · Sinfonia Cymru · John Rutter

    Highland Spirit

    ℗ 2012 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

    Released on: 2014-01-01

    Producer, Executive Producer: Angelika Meissner
    Producer, Executive Producer: Mark Wilkinson
    Producer, Recording Producer: Geraint Lewis
    Producer, Recording Producer: Elinor Bennett
    Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Hywel Wigley
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Luc Prosser
    Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Lee House
    Composer: Catrin Finch

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  • Catrin Finch and Sekou Keita at Womad 2014 5

    9:04

  • Cimarron & Catrin Finch at the Smithsonian Folk Fest, 3 July 2009

    4:42

  • Harpers Bizarre

    3:14

    Harpers Bizarre · Karl Jenkins · Catrin Finch · Jody Jenkins

    Crossing the Stone

    ℗ 2003 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

    Released on: 2003-05-19

    Synthesizer, Producer, Programmer: Jody K Jenkins
    Co- Producer, Executive Producer: Helen Connolly

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  • Catrin Finch - Pontypridd

    4:37

    Recording Studio & Music Production House in Cardiff



    One of the tracks from Catrin Finch's new Album Annwn (1st Royal Harpist to HRH The PRince of Wales). Un o'r traciau oddi ar CD newydd Catrin FInch Annwn.

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    Lisa Lan

    Quitapesares -

    Cimmaron (Featuring Catrin Finch) - Llanero Soy (Live at Acapela Studio)

    Ar Ben Waun Tredegar

    Blessing John Rutter

    Pontypridd

    Cwyn Mam Yng Nghyfraith

    Lisa Lan

    Goldberg Variations

  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at the Songlines Music Awards 2019 Ceremony

    5:59

    Live performance by Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita at the 2019 Songlines Music Awards Ceremony at EartH in London on November 30. Winners of the FUSION category, presented by Lopa Kothari. For videos of all live performances and presentations, visit

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