Cathy Clasper-Torch

Cathy Clasper-Torch

Photo by Kris Craig, The Providence Journal

Cathy Clasper-Torch (violin/fiddle, piano, erhu, cello) is a teacher, performer, recording artist and multi-instrumentalist, with a passion for improvisation and harmony.

Cathy plays and collaborates with a variety of Rhode Island and New England musicians including:  Atwater-Donnelly , Shelley Katsh, Kim Trusty, Mary King, Ed Sweeney, Mark Cutler, Dan Lanier, Kevin Fallon, and Saddle Up the Chicken.

Cathy has been the Violin/Fiddle instructor at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI, for over 15 years.

Cathy is also a member of Grace Note Singers, offering bedside singing to people receiving palliative care.

Have you heard Cathy and Shelley Katsh's new cd,  "FROM THE INSIDE OUT"? 
"...Deep, nourishing, soul-feeding music from a diversity of musical traditions, profound heart -breaking melodies, are all just breath-taking."
Click here for more info.

Have you heard Cathy's solo cd, "HERE BETWEEN"?
"Here Between really puts me in that place of reflection, poise, acceptance between the two horizons; and the blend of tunes from the different folk worlds, and of the instruments, is haunting and transporting." (Dr. William Shullenberger, Sarah Lawrence College)
Click here for more info.

Artscape Podcast
Cathy & Shelley's interview with James Baumgartner of The Public's Radio for the artscape podcast.
Click here to listen.

 

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