Catherine Beynon began playing the harp at the age of eight, and attended both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London and then completed her studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Lyon with Fabrice Pierre. She is an enthusiastic chamber musician and has performed across Europe and Japan with distinguished artists such as Quatuor Debussy, Francois Le Roux and the Lindsay String Quartet. Catherine has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Fairfield Halls and St Martin-in–the-Fields, and in 1997 made her BBC Prom debut in the Chamber Music Series.
As principal harp of the European Union Youth Orchestra, Catherine worked with many eminent conductors, such as Haitink, Ashkenazy, Giullini and Rostropovich. She has made chamber music recordings for labels including Naxos, Metier and Hyperion. She has also performed as concerto soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the London Chamber Orchestra.