Harpist for Weddings and Functions

Biography

CATRIN MORRIS JONES AGSM & LRAM & ARCM

CATRIN MORRIS JONES comes from Anglesey, North Wales. After completing a Performers’ Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied with David Watkins, she began her Postgraduate Studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Skaila Kanga, where she was awarded the Renata Scheffel-Stein Prize for Harp. This summer Catrin re-located to Pwllheli and has recently started teaching the harp at the William Mathias Music Center in Caernarfon.

Catrin has performed in numerous West End shows including The Producers, My Fair Lady, South Pacific (Royal National Theatre), The Secret Garden (Royal Shakespeare Company), Napoleon, The King and I, Notré Dame de Paris and Oliver! Catrin is currently a deputy on the Phantom of the Opera.Her recent orchestral work has included performances with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestras, the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ensemble 10/10 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s contemporary ensemble), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra, English Touring Opera, Garsington Opera Orchestra, the Opera São Carlos in Lisbon, Portugal, London City Ballet, Moscow City Ballet and the Northern Ballet Company.

Recital performances have included Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in the Barbican Hall, Debussy’s Dance Sacrée et Dance Profane at the Minehead Festival and a world Premier performance of Adam Gorb’s Harps of Gold, for harp quintet, at the Wigmore Hall. During her last Postgraduate year at the Royal Academy of Music Catrin was the only British musician to successfully audition for a place in the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, with whom she toured Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy and Denmark, working with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Marin Alsop and the late Sir George Solti.

Catrin has performed at many prestigious venues including Banqueting House, Westminster Parliament, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington Palace, the National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Society in Pall Mall, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge as well as some of London’s top hotels and many Livery Halls in the City of London. She has also dressed up at as witch and performed on platform 131/2 at Kings Cross Station for the launch of the first Harry Potter DVD!

Catrin is the harpist of the Arabesque flute and harp duo, and until recently taught the harp at St Albans High School for Girls and Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain (the London Welsh School). She is now a harp tutor at the William Mathias Music Center in Caernarfon as well as teaching the harp at home in Pwllheli.

If you are looking for beautiful harp music for your wedding, Christening, corporate function or any special occasion then I’m here to help.

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