|Lucy Haslar from Bushey, began her harp studies with Julia
Mackinder and Margaret Knight in London and continued with
Danielle Perrett at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.
From here she attended the Royal Northern College of Music with
renowned harpist Eira Lynn Jones and from which she graduated in
2006 with a Bachelors degree with first class honours.
In May 2008 Lucy completed her Masters Degree in Performance
and Literature from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in
Rochester, NY where she studied with internationally recognised
harpist Kathleen Bride. Here she was awarded the Eastman School
of Music Performer's Certificate and the Robert Barlow award for
excellence in harp performance.
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|Lucy enjoys collaborating with other musicians and is particularly
interested in the performance of contemporary music. In 2007 she was
invited to perform in the Spazio Music Festival in Cagliari, Sardinia as a
part of the Eastman Broadband Ensemble, in performances of a new
opera. During her time at Eastman she was a member of the Ossia new
music ensemble and the Eastman Virtuosi. Recently she has joined the
Theseus Ensemble – an ensemble dedicated to the performance of
modern music from recent decades.
As a soloist Lucy has played at many professional functions including
for HRH the Prince of Wales at St James' Palace. In 2009 she was
awarded a place on the Live Music Now! scheme with which she
regularly performs around the country.
Lucy is teacher of harp at the Bedford School and Bedford Girls
|Since her return to the UK Lucy has enjoyed a busy freelance career
in and around London. She is a keen orchestral harpist and has
performed with many of the top orchestras in Britain including the
BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and
the City of London Sinfonia. In 2008 she went on tour with the
American Wind Symphony Orchestra, based in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Here she gave a solo performance of the recently
commissioned concerto for harp and wind orchestra by H. Badings.
In the summer of 2007, Lucy was presented with a scholarship to
attend the Brevard Music Centre in North Carolina where she
performed with the Brevard Music Centre Faculty Orchestra. She
has also performed Saint-saens’ Morceau de concert with the
Maltings Symphony Orchestra.