Catherine Case

Catherine Case has performed widely across the United States and abroad, as a soloist and orchestral harpist. Currently living in the Northwest, Catherine serves as harp faculty for the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. She performs as Principal Harp for the 5th Avenue Theatre and Northwest Sinfonietta and as a substitute harpist for Symphony Tacoma, Seattle Symphony and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Catherine has also held positions with the Sarasota Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Singapore and Yucatan Symphonies. As Assistant Principal Harp with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, she toured South America and recorded works of Villa-Lobos for BIS Records.

Catherine’s solo performances include Ginastera Harp Concerto (Houston Symphony, Kingsport Symphony), Glière Harp Concerto (Vancouver (Washington) Symphony), and the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto (Breckenridge Music Festival). While a soloist at the Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong, she played for City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong’s album of English Recorder Concertos, and has also recorded John Luther Adams’ In the White Silence on New World Records. In 2017, Catherine was invited to perform at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, where she premiered a chamber work by Gregory Youtz.

Catherine received degrees in harp performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Rice University, where she was a student of Alice Chalifoux, Yolanda Kondonassis and Paula Page. Prior to that, she studied with Joan Raeburn-Holland at the Interlochen Arts Academy and with former Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Harpist, Ann Hobson-Pilot. Catherine is a board member of the American Harp Society, serving on the Executive Committee and as the Northwest Regional Director.