Ann Griffiths (Harp)

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ANN GRIFFITHS was a student of Pierre Jamet at the Paris Conservatoire, where she was the first British-born harpist since 1892 to gain the Premier Prix in harp playing. She graduated at Cardiff (Hons. Welsh) and Birmingham (M.A., Musicology) Universities.

She enjoys a multi-faceted career as harpist, harp historian, teacher, writer, composer, editor and lecturer, a leading figure in the harp world of today. Formerly Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, she still teaches both at Cardiff University and the Welsh College of Music and Drama, and is much in demand for private consultation lessons and international masterclasses.

Ann was co-author of the Harp article in the New Grove Dictionaries of Music. She is responsible for the important new article on Erard in the revised edition of this work, as well as more than 40 shorter articles on composers, harpists, harpmakers and harp terminology.

As a performer, Ann Griffiths's main interest is in historical harps, and in playing the music composed for them on contemporaneous instruments.

Contact Details Ann Griffiths
Contact Address

Adlais Music Publishers
P.O. Box 28

Telephone +44 (0) 1291 690517
Fax +44 (0) 1291 691009

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