Wales Harp Festival 2019


17 + 18 April 2019

Concerts, Classes, Workshops


Festival President: Osian Ellis
Festival Director: Elinor Bennett

A Message from Elinor Bennett

Artistic Director

I cannot believe that this will be the 40th annual festival for me to organise at Easter – and I’m proud to present an interesting festival this year which will appeal to harpists of all ages and attainment.

We look forward to the concert with Catrin Finch and the jazz workshop by the acclaimed Austrian harpist, Monika Stadler, who brings a breath of fresh air and new dimensions to the world of harp music.

We will also celebrate the enormous work of the famous harpist-composers from France – Henriette Renié, Marcel Tournier, Marcel Grandjany – to the music and development of the harp.

The Festival Course

An interesting festival course which will appeal to harpists of all ages and attainment.

We have secured a team of excellent teachers and will place applicants in the most appropriate class according to the information  provided on the registration form.

Festival Concert

18 April 2019, 7:30pm, Theatr Galeri Caernarfon

Catrin Finch (Wales) • Monika Stadler (Austria)
Côr Telyn Hŷn Gwynedd a Môn • Telynau Clwyd

We are delighted to welcome the internationally renowned harpist CATRIN FINCH back to the Wales Harp Festival to perform some of the greatest works of the harp repertoire including music by Renié, Tournier, Grandjany and Roussel.

Catrin will be joined by harpist MONIKA STADLER who brings a breath of fresh air to the world of harp music with her compositions which combine elements of jazz, classical, folk, world and improvisational music.

We’re delighted that Salvi Music London will be exhibiting Salvi and Lyon&Healy Harps during the Festival.

The Latest News

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The Wales Harp Festival is organised by Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (William Mathias Music Centre).

Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias provides valuable opportunities for students of music at its centres in Caernarfon, Denbigh and Ruthin and through its community events throughout Wales.

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