International Harp Concert
On 7th July, International harpist, Robin Ward will be playing his own handcrafted triple harp in the beautiful surroundings of Haslingfield Parish Church. Robin’s talent, combined with his engaging and informative performance approach, is a treat not to be missed. His programme will include a wide variety of music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, and from Folk Traditions, with a combination of his own transcriptions and music originally written for the instrument; for a flavour of it, go to http://uk.youtube.com/user/seb25arpa . He will also talk briefly about harp construction.
Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 concession, and a donation for children under 18. For tickets and enquiries please contact Friends of Haslingfield Church on 01223 871002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Robin Ward
Originally from New Zealand, Robin is currently residing in the UK, where he has been touring extensively. Over his performing career he has played with various orchestras and ensembles, and is now establishing himself as a solo artist.
Robin initially learned to play the lever harp, before moving on to the pedal harp, on which he completed a Bachelor of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, under the guidance of the principal harpist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He then went on to complete a Masters of Music in Performance on the Triple Harp, which is a chromatic instrument with three rows of strings, instead of one, with no pedals or levers. Due to the prohibitive cost of buying a triple harp, in order to continue his studies Robin took a typical Kiwi approach, and ended up building his own instrument. He then taught himself how to play it from surviving sources. From those early days Robin has continued with harp making and exploring the capabilities of the triple harp.
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