Before the age of 14 as a traditional Clàrsach player (Celtic harp) Màiri had never really considered the option of playing the Concert Harp. She had no idea what the instrument had to offer and assumed the opportunity was beyond her reach........... Until one day her school decided to buy one! The rest is what they call history! She fell in love with it, she eventually got one of her own, she met the perfect teacher to start her career and so the story continues........... From Britten, Renie & Grandjany to Led Zeppelin & Take That, Màiri has become one of the most eclectic harpists in the UK. Believing in a strong technique, she will try any style and challenge herself to learn complex music but above all, she endeavours to be passionate about any music she plays and always include elements of herself within her interpretations. 

Màiri’s classical teachers have included Sophie Crichton, Charlotte Petersen, Alina Bzhezhinska & Eira Lynn-Jones. She has also taken classical masterclasses with Edward Witsenburg, Isabelle Moretti, Elizabeth Fonton-Binoche, Kathleen Bride, Danielle Perett, Karen Vaughan & Catrin Finch  and Jazz masterclasses with Park Stickney, Carol McLoughlin & Monika Stadler. She has also participated in many Chamber music classes, appearing with flautists, violists, oboists and basoonists.http://www.alina-harpist.co.uk/alina_default.htmlhttp://eiralynnjones.co.uk/shapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1

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Màiri graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music and Qualified Teacher Status from the Manchester Metropolitan University, both in 2009 after also gaining her FRSM in Harp Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Màiri’s eclectic freelance career incorporates orchestral playing, background music for weddings/formal events and solo recitals. Her main highlights have included performing at the Bridgewater Hall, BBC Manchester, St. Mary’s Cathedral (Edinburgh) & the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden alongside 59 other harpists for Prince Charles’ 60th Birthday.

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