Elizabeth Bass - Harp
Tuesday 10th November 2020 at 7:30 pm - Online
D. Scarlatti (1685- 1757): Sonata in E major K 380, Sonata in A major K 24
Albeniz (1860- 1909) : Torre Bermeja from 12 Piezas características, Op.92
J.M. Damase (1928-2013) Sicilienne Variée
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875—1912)
- III. The Phantom Tells His Tale of Longing from Forest Scenes
Glinka (1804-1857) tr. Balakirev The Lark
Britten (1913-76) Suite for Harp Op. 83 - ‘Overture’; ‘Toccata’: ‘Nocturne’; ‘Fugue’: ‘Hymn (St. Denio)’
Elizabeth Bass enjoys a varied life as a professional harpist working as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral and ensemble player and recording artist across the U.K. and beyond. She has won both national and international prizes – most notably, becoming the first British person to reach the final of the USA International Harp Competition, 2016, winning the Silver Medal – and enjoys performing for major music festivals and societies across the U.K. She has been fortunate to study with incredible teachers both privately (Eleanor Turner, Sivan Magen) and at the Royal Academy of Music (Skaila Kanga). In September 2020 Elizabeth will commence her Master's course at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris studying with Isabelle Moretti. This has been a long held dream of Elizabeth's and to gain one of the extremely highly coveted and rarely awarded places on this programme is a huge honour.
Elizabeth is a 2020-22 PDGYA Making Music winner; Making Music’s prestigious Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists Awards recognise the finest young musical talent in the UK today, offering performance platforms with Making Music's 3,700+ group members. Elizabeth is Live Music Now artist - a scheme founded by the legendary violinist, Yehudi Menuhin, which seeks to bring high quality music to those who might otherwise never experience live music. She has taken the harp into SEN Schools, Care homes and Psychiatric Hospital Schools, using the warmth and versatility of the instrument to connect with others. Elizabeth has also been an artist on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme since 2018. She has become the most recent member of the pioneering Harp Quartet, 4 Girls 4 Harps, who came to Radlett in 2016.
She recently became the owner of a rare 1930s Lyon & Healy Harp, made possible by the generous support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.