Classes

30 / 31 March 2021

A great opportunity for harpists from Grades 1 – 7 to participate in online classes on Zoom with other harpists of a similar standard.

  • Every one taking part is asked to provide a video recording (up to 5 minutes duration) of the piece(s) that you would like to study in class, by March 15th
  • Every recording will be played in class on zoom, and the tutor will offer suggestions and advice on the performances
  • Please have your harp by your side, if possible, as you will  have an opportunity to play during the class.
  • The number of participants in each class will be limited to 8 (higher grades) and 10 (lower grades).
  • After the closing date (5 March) every harpist will be allocated a place in the most suitable class, and we will inform you of your class time and teacher.

You will be placed in a class which will take place at one of the following times:
(one and a half hour duration)

Tuesday 30 March 2021
11:30am – 1:00pm

Tuesday 30 March 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday 31 March 2021
11:30am – 1:00pm

UK Time (GMT)

Please note on the application form if one of the class times are impossible for you.

There are limited numbers of places – so hurry…. “First come, first serve”!!!

Class Teachers

Three expert harp tutors will direct and give advice.

Each tutor will deliver three classes each at the times stated above.

Ann Jones

Ann Jones

Ann was born in mid Wales and was inspired from an early age by her close neighbours Dafydd Roberts the blind harper and Nansi Richards who gave her the first harp lesson. Ann attended a Welsh school in London where she had harp lessons from Anne Ross and Gwendolen Mason. She then studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Professor Osian Ellis. Ann became principal harpist with the Icelandic Radio Orchestra and later freelanced with the BBC and London orchestras before joining the RTE Radio Orchestra in Dublin Ireland where she became permanent principal harpist in their Concert Orchestra. Now retired, she delights in teaching.

Elen Hydref

Elen Hydref

Welsh harpist Elen Hydref enjoys a career freelancing with some of the UK and Norway’s finest orchestras including Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Opera House Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Alongside her orchestral career she enjoys teaching and has tutored on the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and Wales Harp Festival courses several times.

Elen studied with Elinor Bennett and Dylan Rowlands in North Wales before moving to London to study with Skaila Kanga and Catherine White at The Purcell School of Music and The Royal Academy of Music.

Whilst preparing for the Strings Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2004, Elinor Bennett arranged for Elen to have a series of lessons with the late Osian Ellis.

Elinor Bennett

Elinor Bennett

ELINOR BENNETT studied with Osian Ellis at the Royal Academy of Music, London, after completing a degree in Law, and played with major British orchestras in her early career. Elinor has made many recordings, ranging from 20th Century classics  to Welsh traditional music on Triple Harp.  Leading composers have written for her, and she directed harp studies at Bangor University. She was awarded OBE for services to music and  Honorary Fellowships from the  Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Universities, Fellowships from Royal Academy of Music and Welsh College of Music and Drama,  and an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the University of Wales. She has directed the Thai International Harp Festival, and the  Wales International Harp Festival.  

Registration

In order to make sure that we place you the most appropriate group, please complete the Online Registration & Payment form.

The fee is £10

Closing Date to register: 5 March 2021 (Limited spaces – “first come first serve”).

Final date to received recordings: 15 March 2021.

If you prefer a different payment method, please contact us to discuss options.

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