Harpist - Catrin Morris-Jones
Catrin comes from Anglesey, North Wales. After competing in a Performersí 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, from which she graduated in 1994.
Her recent professional work has included performances with the Royal Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestras, The Halle Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, London City Ballet, Moscow City Ballet, Northern Ballet Company, The Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Opera, the Opera Sao Carlos in Lisbon and the European Chamber Opera.
Catrin was the harpist for the West End production of Oliver! and is currently deputy on Phantom of the Opera and The King and I. Recital performances have included Mozartís Concerto for the Flute and Harp at the Barbican Hall with the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra, Debussyís Dance Sacree et Dance Profane with the Minehead Festival Orchestra and a World Premiere performance of Adam Gorbís Harps of Gold, for Harp Quintet, in the Dukeís Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, which was repeated at the Wigmore Hall. In the summer of 1993 Catrin Morris Jones 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, Denmark, working with conductors such as Sir George Solti and Valery Gergiev.