Welsh Harpist - Amanda

Welsh Harpist Amanda

 

Amanda is one of the most exciting young harpists in Wales today. Her musicianship combined with a strong technique and a lively character puts her in the front line of contemporary musicians.

Amanda was born in Cardiff and began studying the harp at the age of six. She furthered her studies at Wells Cathedral Music School where she was the first harpist to obtain a scholarship as a specialist musician. In 1995, she was a National Eisteddfod winner and a recipient of the Nansi Richards Scholarship. Her studies continued at Cardiff University with Caryl Thomas where Amanda gained her BMus Hons Degree and LRSM.

Amanda has appeared on British and Japanese television, played on various cruise ships and has also given a recital on an American radio station. Other engagements have included playing for HRH Prince of Wales, Reverend Desmond Tutu and the Archbishop of Canterbury. She was accepted on to the late Lord Menuhin’s scheme ‘Live Music Now!’ in March 2000 and made her debut at the Purcell Rooms, London in 2002 and St Davids Hall with Joanne Thomas (mezzo soprano) in January 2003.

Amanda is at home playing a vast range of music - be it traditional, classical, jazz or pop and performs regularly at weddings, parties, corporate events, etc.

Amanda's Repertoire includes all the usual popular classical pieces as well as;
 

Brubeck - Take Five

Ellington - Satin Doll

Garner - Misty

Gershwin - Various

Green - Body and Soul

Hamilton - Cry Me a River

Howard Fly - Me To the Moon

Jobim - Girl from Ipanema

Joplin - Various

Kern - Various

Lennon & McCartney - Various

Maxwell - Ebb Tide

Mercer - Autumn Leaves

Moon River

Porter - Various

Richie - Various

Rodgers - Various

Waller - Aint Misbehavin

Washington - When you wish..

Weber - Various

Weill - My Ship

Youmans - Tea for Two

Young - When I Fall in Love

Popular songs include:

Robbie Williams, Ronan Keating,

Eric Clapton, Shania Twain

Folk music:

 Welsh, Irish, Scottish

World Music includes:

Spain, France, Paraguayan, Japanese

All of the above listings are an example of the repertoire available

Special requests are encouraged to give the occasion that ‘personal touch’.

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