RENOWNED Welsh harpist Catrin Finch performed a concert to mark the opening of Glyndr University’s £3m conference and performance centre.
The 200-seater Canolfan Catrin Finch Centre is named after the musician.
Equipped with hi-tech audio visual facilities, it is to become a major hub for performing arts in North East Wales.
Professor Michael Scott, vice chancellor of the university, said: “It is a great venue, capable of hosting anything from small-scale theatre productions, art workshops and small music events through to conferences, receptions and exhibitions.”
Naming the centre after Catrin Finch follows on from the award of a year-long Robarts Fellowship to her by the university.
Described as ‘the queen of harps’, Catrin has performed extensively throughout the world.
“Catrin is one of the most talented harpists of her generation and we’re delighted to name the centre after her,” said Prof Scott.
“She has brought joy to millions worldwide with her music and as a university we are proud to have such a strong association with Catrin.”