Cathy Eastburn

Cathy Eastburn started learning gamelan at evening classes at London’s Southbank Centre in 1996 and quickly fell under the spell of this most engaging and communal form of music. Since 2002 she has been a member of the Southbank Gamelan Players and has studied in Surakarta, Central Java, with the eminent Javanese musicians Sukamso, Prasadiyanto, and Hartono. She has studied in the UK with Esther Wilds and in Indonesia with the famous Javanese singer Ni Muriah Budiarti.

Cathy is also the founder and director of Good Vibrations, a charity which runs gamelan projects in prisons as a way of helping prisoners to develop team-working and other vital life skills.

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