PRESS & AWARDS
Catrin Finch has received Honours from:
University of Wales, Bangor
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Royal Academy of Music
Catrin and Seckou announced Artists in Residence at
Liverpool Philharmonic for their 2020/21 season
SOAR nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
SOAR #2 overall in the Transglobal World Music Charts
SOAR comes #3 overall in the World Music Charts Europe Albums of 2018
SOAR was selected as one of MOJO Magazines Top Ten World Albums of 2018
SOAR is awarded one of Songlines Magazines Top Ten Albums of 2018
SOAR is nominated for the Welsh Music Prize 2018.
SOAR charts at #16 in the UK Official Independent Album Charts on week of release.
SOAR charts at #77 in the UK Official Album Charts overall on week of release.
SOAR reaches #1 in the Transglobal World Music Charts for June 2018
Clychau Dibon was voted one of MOJO Magazines Top Ten World Albums of 2014
Catrin and Seckou win Best Cross-Cultural Collaboration in the Songlines Magazine Awards 2014
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - nominated for Best Duo and Best Traditional Track (Les Bras De Mer)
Clychau Dibon No.1 in the Amazon World Music Chart
fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year 2013 for Clychau Dibon
Clychau Dibon was runner up in the fRoots awards for Best Packaged CD 2013.
Clychau Dibon was named as one of the prestigious Songlines Magazine Best Ten Albums of 2013
The Guardian’s Robin Denselow names Clychau Dibon in his top 5 World Music Albums of 2013.
Catrin Finch announced Welsh Woman of the Year
Welsh Music Guild Outstanding Contribution award
Echo Klassik Award, Germany
Young Concert Artist Auditions, New York
Lily Laskine International Harp Competition, France
Blue Riband, National Eisteddfod
"Catrin Finch proves her worth as a notable composer-performer as her fingers dance over the notes in the opening movement of her lively Celtic Concerto."
“With its rhythmic range and neat juxtapositions of harp and orchestra, the Celtic Concerto can hold its head up alongside Rutter’s compositions”
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
"she’s moved straight as an arrow to her goal, and is now the world’s leading ambassador for her still underrated instrument"
“Finch conjures up a virtuoso opulence and exuberance ...."
CLASSIC FM MAGAZINE
“Finch ultimately sweeps the listener along with a bravado passion and expressive freedom that captivates the imagination”
'"...the most influential
harpist in the UK"