Harpist - SE34
Covering; London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire,
Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & Buckinghamshire.
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Harp player SE34 is one of the few harpists in the UK who plays
both a full-size concert harp, and a small, strap-on Electric Harp. She has just
returned from Boston, where she did a 5-month Jazz Residency with Deborah
Henson-Conant, the world's foremost electric harpist.
She studied the harp with Eira Lynn Jones at Chetham's School of Music, in
Manchester. She spent her early years training as a junior at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama, under the guidance of Charlotte Seale, where she was
later offered a scholarship to pursue fulltime studies. She has played in master
classes with Helga Stork, Kathleen Bride, Andrew Lawrence-Jones, Park Stickney
and Elinor Bennett among others.
This harpist has performed internationally and at many prestigious venues in the
UK including St John's Smith Square, the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre
(and the Barbican Art Gallery where she played as part of an installation for
their Seduced exhibition in 2008), LSO St. Luke's and the Bridgewater Hall in
Manchester. She has performed at the House of Lords, in the company of Prince
Charles at St. James' Palace and for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Senate
House in Cambridge. She performed at George Best's Memorial Service at
Manchester Cathedral, and for George Martin's Birthday Celebration at GSMD. She
has also enjoyed much collaboration with various solo instrumentalists, chamber
groups, orchestras, singers and beatboxers.
SE34 graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2011, with a BA in English
Literature. During her three years at Cambridge, she played principal harp for
the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, the City of Cambridge Symphony
Orchestra and variously for Jesus, Trinity, Clare, Queens, Pembroke and Kings
College Music Societies. She also premiered a work for harp, clarinet and
contemporary dancers (playing the harp part rather than the dance part, sadly!)
as part of Professor Robin Kirkpatrick's Dante Project, which was called back
for a second performance series in 2010, due to popular demand.
She played principal harp for the Cambridge University Opera
Society in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, in 2009, and in Debussy's Pelleas and
Melisande, in 2010. She also played for the award winning Shadwell Society in
their production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream both in Cambridge and at
the Edinburgh Festival. She re-joined Shadwell for their national tour with
Britten's Albert Herring in Summer 2011. In 2010 she joined The Staircase Band,
providers of whirling gypsy hurly-burly, Balkan beats and Klezmer.
In between her concerts and appearances,
wedding harpist London also
performs regularly at weddings and other events. As she is London based, she
primarily plays at events in London and the south east, but often travels all
over the UK and abroad. If you would like a quote for your event, please
complete the online enquiry form.