Eleanor Turner, Harpist
Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm
Tickets:  Adults £5,  under 19 years £2.50

Eleanor Turner is a passionate ambassador for the harp and its music. She is an international prize-winning artist who has performed everywhere from Shanghai to New Orleans and is a leading expert in contemporary music.

This evening’s recital will include music by Handel, Sibelius, Grieg, Michael Mauldin, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Deborah Henson-Conant.

Eleanor started learning the harp at the age of 5, her thanks to her Scottish mum Valerie loving music and being a fan of Harpo Marx. She studied with Daphne Boden at the Royal College of Music Junior Department every Saturday for 7 years and made her London concerto debut at the age of fifteen, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Daniel Harding at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Eleanor has been hugely inspired by the American superstar jazz harpist, composer and conductor Deborah Henson-Conant, with whom she has performed in New Orleans, Sydney and Hong Kong. Outside classical music she most enjoys co-writing hiphop tracks and is as much at home in the studio with rappers as she is with classical vocal group Voces8 or recording her own music for film and television. Recently, she has released classical discs on Champs Hill Records, Decca, Naxos and her own label, Arts in Fusion. She curates pioneering shows such as her 'Wild Bird' for harp with string quartet, flute, clarinet and percussion.