Bristol Festival of Music, Speech & Drama 2016



Harp Sections


Sat 25th March 2017

The Chatterton Hall, Colston's School, Bell Hill, Stapleton, Bristol. BS16 1BJ

Section Rules:

As per General Rules


Eira Lynn Jones

Eira is Head of Harp Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, where her students regularly achieve success through competitions, awards and orchestral positions. She directs the RNCM Harp Ensemble and notable performances include under the dinosaur at the Natural History Museum, London for European Music Day; 20 harps for a John Cage Festival at the Baltic Gallery, Gateshead and a live broadcast at the Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival.

Born in Wales, Eira graduated from the RNCM having won numerous prizes, including a Welsh Arts Council Award and a Guinness Foundation Scholarship. She gained a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, New York, studying with Kathleen Bride. She has been Guest Artist at the Denmark Harp Festival, Eastman School of Music (USA), Edinburgh International Harp Festival, Thessaloniki Conservatoire of Music (Greece), Malmo Conservatoire of Music (Sweden) and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

In addition, Eira is a regular player with the Hallé Orchestra, Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, and was Principal Harpist for Northern Ballet Theatre for 8 years. She has published several volumes of harp music; released her solo CD “...from within”; appeared on Coronation Street; recorded for the heavy metal band Venom; and in her spare time..... is learning Greek!

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