Catherine Ashley is a dynamic and vibrant harpist, comfortable in a multitude of genres including classical, rock, pop, folk/world, experimental and jazz, Catherine has made a name for herself as one of the most versatile harpists in Australia. Her broad experience has lead her to perform at thousands of weddings, corporate events, art galleries, funerals and other functions.
Catherine has collaborated with a diverse range of musicians and has performed across Australia, as well as overseas. Catherine completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) under the direction of Anthony Maydwell. In 2012 Catherine was invited to attend the International Harp Workshop (Italy), Catrin Finch Academy Summer School (Wales) and International Harp Summer School (England) where she studied under world renowned harpists.
Catherine performs with Australian Jazz harpist Michelle Smith in the duo "Duelling Harps".