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.

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.

Course Tutors

  • Elinor Bennett
  • Elfair Grug
  • Dafydd Huw
  • Catrin Morris Jones

Course Timetable

Wednesday, 17 April

9:00am – 9:20am Arrive and Register (All members aged 18+)
9:20am – 9:40am Arrive and Register (All members aged under 18)
10:00am – 1:00pm Classes
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Jazz Workshop with  Monika Stadler
4:00pm – 5:00pm Classes
6:00pm, Stiwdio 2 Galeri Nansi Richards Scholarship Competition

Thursday, 18 April

10:00am – 1:00pm Classes
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Masterclass with Elinor Bennett
5:00pm Galerïau Galeri Music on the balconies of Galeri
6:00pm Café Concert
7:30pm Festival Concert

Thanks to our Sponsors in 2019


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