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Composer: Finch, Catrin (b. 1980)

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Year of birth1980
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Impressive playing and contemporary Welsh music from National Youth Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff

Grant Llewellyn  ©  Michael Lutch
An allegiance to Welsh performers and composers is a major feature of this year’s tour by the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, with two native contemporary scores on the programme performed by a Welsh soloist and conductor. It could easily become cosy and parochial, but the results were amongst the NYOW’s finest achievements in recent years.

Queen of Harps with John Rutter at St John's Smith Square

Catrin Finch
World renowned harpist Catrin Finch has gained respect not only for her playing but for promoting this undervalued instrument in the classical music world. This concert was to celebrate the release of her new CD Blessing, a collaboration with celebrated composer John Rutter.
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