HARPISTS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
UK Harpist Alice Kirwan is best known for her dynamic and adventurous exploration of the harp. Since graduating with a Masters in performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, she regularly works with many orchestras and ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, Cantata Dramatica and Rydale Festival Orchestra. She has also worked with numerous artists such as Alfie Boe, Joe Duddell, and Palace.
An avid performer of contemporary repertoire, Alice is passionate about showing the versatility of the harp to new audiences. She has appeared across the country presenting exciting and unique solo programmes. Recently, Alice has been involved in the cross genre collaboration “Pages From My Songbook”, a multidisciplinary theatre project at the Royal Exchange Theatre, as well as performing with the contemporary group Apartment House at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Alice also has a wealth of experience performing at weddings and events; she performs at venues across the UK and has a vast repertoire to suit all musical tastes. In addition to performing, Alice is passionate about teaching the harp to all ages and abilities. Having previously taught at Repton School for three years, Alice is now visiting harp teacher at both Manchester High School for Girls and The Manchester Grammar School. Through her work at The Early Music Shop, Saltaire, Alice provides one to one monthly lessons as well as workshops and 'Come and Try' sessions at the annual Saltaire Camac Harp Festival.
"The finest pedal harp that has ever been made in Britain. It is much lighter than most concert harps and, this combined with an original body construction, has a range of sonority and dynamic that is quite remarkable.”
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