Abigail is a harpist from the north of Scotland who loves Bruckner, coffee and cats. Available across Scotland and in Oslo from July 2017.
Abigail was born in Paisley, but was raised in Shetland. She moved to the Black-Isle where she began learning the clarsach (Celtic harp) through the Feis, a traditional Gaelic culture organisation. When she was twelve, she began studying the pedal harp at Aberdeen City Music School where her teachers included Kirsty MacDonald and acclaimed harpist Alina Bzhezhinska. She played in a variety of ensembles and in both solo and chamber recitals at the Cowdray Hall and Music Hall in Aberdeen. Abigail became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland when she was thirteen, and has since played with them many times, including at the Three Choirs Festival and the BBC Proms. She then studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy. In 2015 she performed at the National Gallery in Edinburgh as well as organising and playing as part of a concert in which she raised over £1000 to provide emergency aid for Syrian refugees. At Chetham's Abigail learned from Marie Leenhardt and En Hudson, and performed in solo lunchtime recitals, in a flute and harp duet, accompanying the vocal ensemble and with the Chetham's Chamber Orchestra (including in the opening of the Stoller Hall). In 2016 Abigail performed was part of the NYOS Camerata ensemble, which played at the Cumnock Tryst. She will be studying with Isabelle Perrin at the Norwegian Academy of Music from August 2017.
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