Catherine White


Catherine White has been providing music for special occasions to the highest standard for over 15 years, and has entertained notables ranging from Frank Sinatra to the Prince of Wales.

She has played for events at all of the top London hotels, in stately venues such as St James’s and Hampton Court Palaces, Sudeley and Highclere Castles, and many National Trust properties; at the Royal Academy, National Gallery and Natural History Museum; and for many high - level corporate and private events including numerous occasions when members of the Royal Family have been present. She has performed on the high seas aboard the QEII, and for over ten years she was the Resident Harpist playing for afternoon tea at London’s five-star Le Meridien Hotel in Piccadilly. She has also held residencies in New York City, as well as playing in many top venues there such as the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Catherine’s experience also includes performing with major symphony, ballet and theatre orchestras in London, throughout the UK, and abroad, including recordings and broadcasts with such groups as the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony at the Proms, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and was part of the English National Opera’s historic visit to the Glastonbury Festival.

Active as a teacher, Catherine teaches harp at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Birmingham Conservatoire, and has also taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity College of Music and the Juilliard School.

Prior to settling in the UK, Catherine concertised extensively in solo and chamber music concerts throughout her native USA and Canada, including Carnegie Recital Hall. Solo engagements in this country have included presenting the premiere of Sean Davey’s Concerto for Two Harps at the Belfast Festival and performing at numerous Festivals including Buxton, Bury St Edmunds, Chipping Camden and Cerne Abbas.

Catherine earned a Master Of Music Degree from the Juilliard School in New York and her Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She was a major prize-winner in the American Harp Society National Competition.

With a repertoire of background music ranging from favourite classics to the great standards of Gershwin, the Beatles and the West End Shows, Catherine has delighted clients, not only with her natural artistry, but also with her choice of music which always suits the particular occasion.

New Recording
Baby Harp And The London Harp Sound
Two new versions of a delightful CD by a spectacular ensemble of 16 international harpists.

Concerts and Events