London Harpist
Rhian #847

Rhian is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  Originally from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, she studied the harp with Ann Griffith before she came to London.  Under her dedicated tuition, Rhian has won many prizes at the various cultural festivals held in Wales, as well as second prize in the 1994 (under 19) Junior World Harp Contest in Cardiff.  That same year, Rhian took up her place on the undergraduate course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1996, Rhian was invited to represent Wales at the Inter-Celtic Festival in L’Orient, Brittany, Europe’s largest Celtic Festival, where she performed in an open air spectacular in a stadium with 6000 spectators. Rhian went onto study with Charlotte Seale and in 1997 she won prizes at the Bromley, Croydon and Beckenham Festival. Another memorable moment for Rhian from that year was taking part in a chamber music concert with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1998 Rhian won the Nansi Richards Scholarship and was runner-up to the blue Ribbon Prize at the National Eisteddfod.  As a member of the GSMD Symphony Orchestra, Rhian participated in an exciting exchange project with the Paris Conservatoire and the jazz legend George Russell with performances in Paris and London. 

Rhian gained a distinction for her postgraduate diploma at Trinity College and received a scholarship to study with the distinguished harper Sioned Williams, principal harpist to the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Rhian is a beneficiary of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Clothworker’s Foundation, the Grace Williams Memorial Trust and the Craxton Memorial Trust.  Rhian made her lunchtime recital debut in 1999 at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and late in May, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Since leaving Music College, Rhian has played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and is associate harpist to the West End Musical, My Fair Lady at the National Theatre and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Other exciting projects Rhian has been involved in, include a national tour of Lilac, a one man show in which she performed solo on stage with an actor, and a trip to Malta with Opera Parnassus to perform Britten’s Turn of the Screw.  

As a member of Bergamot Ensemble, Rhian has performed at the Canterbury Festival and Brighton Festival (Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro). Rhian has performed with various orchestras at the Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John Smith’s Square, Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Lindbury Studio Theatre.  She also plays as part of a flute and harp duo. Rhian is the resident musician at the Sofitel Hotel, St James, London and also has vast experience performing at weddings, functions and livery dinners.

Some of the venues at which Rhian has performed, include;

Marriott County Hall Hotel, London

Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, London

Mayfair Inter- Continental Hotel, London

Café de Paris, Piccadilly, London

Cambridge Lodge, Kew Gardens

The Compleat Angler, Marlow Bridge, Bucks

Royal Automobile Club, Epsom

Nutfield Priory, Surrey

The Manor House Hotel, Surrey

Rowhill Grange, Dartford, Kent

Highclere Castle, Newbury

Chiddingstone Castle, Kent

The Grand Hotel, Brighton

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Somerset House, Strand, London

The Reform Club, Pall, Mall, London

Mansion House, London

The Guildhall, London

The Saddler’s Hall, The Wax Chandlers Hall, London

Royal Gala Reception for the Cutty Sark Boat Race
in Milford Haven in the presence of H.R.H,
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.

The Savoy Hotel, London

The Ritz Hotel, London

Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London

Langham Hilton Hotel, London

The Park Lane Hilton, London

Sofitel St James, London

The Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner, London

The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone, London

 

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Sample Repertoire

Songs from The Musicals

 Angel of Music

Think of Me

Music of the Night

The Phantom of the Opera

All I Ask of You

Memory

Don’t cry for me Argentina

Pie Jesu Requiem

Starlight Express

I Don’t Know Hot to Love Him

Somewhere

One Hand One Heart

Castle on a Cloud

If I Love You

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Getting to Know You

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

Some Enchanted Evening

My Favourite Things

The Sound of Music

Can You Feel the Love tonight 

Operatic Encores

 Oh My Beloved Father (Puccini)

Una Furtiva Lagrima (Donizetti)

Love Unspoken (Lehar)

Dido’s Lament (Purcell)

Flower Duet (Delibes)

 Popular Classics

 Meditation form “Thais” (Massenet)

Gymnopedie (Satie)

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Largo (Handel)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (JS Bach)

Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)

Prelude No. 1 (JS Bach)

Ave Maria (Schubert)

Claire de Lune (Debussy)

Pavane (Faure)

 Irish Traditional

 Danny Boy

Brian Boru’s March

Planxty Drew

Lord Galway’s Lamentation

Planxty-Burke

Carolan’s Farewell to Music

Lady Athenry

Carolan’s Cap

George Brabazon (first Melody)

Blind Mary

Morgan Magan

Carolan’s Welcome

Popular Songs

 My Heart Will Go On

September Song

Misty

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Moon river

Love Story

Feelings

As Time Goes By

Up Where We Belong

Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye

Amazing Grace

When You Wish Upon a Star

Everybody Loves Somebody

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Over The Rainbow

Summertime

The Way You Look Tonight

Love Theme from “The Godfather”

Cavatina

Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet

The Look of Love

Elanor Rigby

Do You Know The Way to San Jose?

The Rose

Evergreen

Welsh Traditional

 Myfanwy

Dros y Dwr i Draeth Llansteffan (Across the water to Llansephan’s Beach)

Bugeillio’r Gwenith Gwun (Watching the White Wheat)

Fwyalchen

Si Hei Lwli-Mabi

Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock)

Llongay Caernarfon (Caernarfon’s Ships)

Ar Ben Waun Tredegar (On Tredegar Heath)

Tros y Garreg (Over the Rock)

Ymadawiad y Brenin (The Kings Deaprture)

Y Ferch o Blwy’ Penderyn

Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through The Night)

Y Deryn Pur (The Pure Bird)

Y Gog Lwudlas

 Original Harp Compositions
(Easy Listening)

 Quatre Preludes Nos. 1 and 3 (Tournier)

Romance in A Flat (E. Parish-Alvars)

Hiraeth (G. Williams)

Etude No. 21 (FJ Dizi)

The Minstrel’s Adieu to His Native Land (J Thomas)

English Traditional

 Greensleeves

My Love is like a Red Red Rose

Scarborough Fair

Angelus (Renie)

Etude XXI (Bochsa)

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