I am an artist and musician, based in London and Oxford.
Originally classically trained, a music scholar from the age of 10, I have performed regularly and also composed music, from a young age. I now perform and record as both a soloist and with small bands to larger ensembles. I am an Associate of the London College of Music - A.L.C.M. Recent performance highlights include: The Stamford Harp Festival, Blenheim Palace Showcase, Experimental Arts Festival , Brick Lane and The Paraguan Harp Festival.
I have embraced many styles in addition to my original classical pedal harp training, and also as a pianist, including the South American Harp, Jazz, and Contemporary Music, alongside arranging and composing my own music.
I have recently collaborated with some fantastic musicians and groups, including the fabulous and monstrous player Wilmer Sifontes, the magical Megan Goodwin Band, various other exciting bands and recently a fresh off the block experimental dual harp, and vocal, collaboration! Please keep posted on my new projects.
I am also very happy to now be recommended by venues including:
- Blenheim Palace
- Eynsham Hall
- The Great Barn-Aynho
- The Baytree Hotel - Burford
- Waddesdon Dairy
- Weston Manor
From my original classical training I have been influenced by many different styles of music and have been lucky to encounter some fantastic musicians along the way, who I have been privileged to have been taught by and work alongside: who I have to thank greatly for adding to my techniques and my musical concoctions. Including, the one and only: Park Stickney, and the incredible Diego La Verde, and many excellent Paraguan players, who have greatly enriched my musical journey.
I have played in all manner of places, with all kinds of people: from the Tower of London, the R.A.C club - Pall Mall, playing for the Conservatives, to playing with a band for a night at The Scala - Kings Cross and Brick Lane - London; to hopefully add something different and perhaps unexpected with the harp, as unfortunately in this country you rarely see the harp in normal society, as in other countries. Little known to most people, the harp is played fanatically in many countries in South America, played sometimes almost as commonly as the guitar, and by guys as well as girls! I really think the harp is like any other instrument though, and should be taken out of its box – to me its really just a cross between the guitar and the piano, and I hope I can show how versatile I think it can be, and how much more you can do with a harp than people expect!