Mezzo-Soprano Piano Flute Fiddle Cello Conductor

My interest in harp came about through Celtic music. I saw a small celtic harp on on eBay and bought it for very little money, intending to teach myself. Around this time I was passionate about cars and was saving up to buy a new one. Well, that didn’t happen. I came home with a full sized pedal harp instead and went on to study with Aurore Dumas, performing Britten’s Ceremony of Carols after just one year of study. The following year I performed in Sondheim’s Follies (if ever I meet him, I’m going to ask him to do over 200 glissandos and then ask how his fingers feel …..).

Since then I have taken to composing for the harp (a composition is in the videos below the photos), performing with orchestras in Switzerland and Romania under the direction of Maestro Flavius Filip, a harp and voice duo, two harp and flute duos as well as with contemporary and rock/pop groups (clip below). I also perform regularly in a hospital for people during the final stages in their lives.

In 2015, I became the first person to take a “Western Harp” to Myanmar (formerly Burma). Thanks to Harpsicle, a small celtic harp weight 2.5 kilos was made for me to take with me. In Myanmar I performed at an orphanage and also with a local Burmese Harpist and Burmese Traditional Music group on Myanmar TV.

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Playing with the goup Syane

My composition being performed by Cathrine Hammond

Kirsty Griffiths 2012