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

 

2020/21

Catrin and Seckou announced Artists in Residence at

Liverpool Philharmonic for their 2020/21 season

2019 

SOAR nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019

Catrin and Seckou named ‘Best Duo/Band’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019

SOAR wins ‘Best Fusion’ Album in the Songlines Music Awards 2019

2018 

 

SOAR wins fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year 2018

SOAR wins Transglobal World Music Charts Best Transregional Album of the Year 2018

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

2014

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

2013

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.

2008

Catrin Finch announced Welsh Woman of the Year

2005

Welsh Music Guild Outstanding Contribution award

2004

Echo Klassik Award, Germany

2000

Young Concert Artist Auditions, New York

1999

Lily Laskine International Harp Competition, France

1998

Blue Riband, National Eisteddfod

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CLASSIC FM

"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."



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THE TELEGRAPH

“With its rhythmic range and neat juxtapositions of harp and orchestra, the Celtic Concerto can hold its head up alongside Rutter’s compositions”

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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"

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CLASSIC FM

 

“Finch conjures up a virtuoso opulence and exuberance ...." 

 

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CLASSIC FM MAGAZINE

“Finch ultimately sweeps the listener along with a bravado passion and expressive freedom that captivates the imagination” 

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ENSEMBLE MAGAZINE

'"...the most influential

harpist in the UK"