Manchester based harpist, available for orchestral work, weddings, functions and private tuition.
Becki is a music graduate from The University of Manchester, currently studying for her Masters at The Royal Northern College of Music under the tuition of Eira Lynn Jones. Becki began playing the harp at the age of seven, whilst living in North Wales. She continued her studies after moving to Derbyshire, competing regularly in national competitions as both a classical and folk performer, and receiving masterclasses and personal tuition from David Watkins and international performer Viktor Hartobanu. Achieving her grade 8 at the age of 15, she studied under Charlotte Seale as part of the IBACUS international harp course. As well as performing regularly as a soloist, Becki is also enjoys orchestral performance, and has worked with conductors such as Peter Stark, Clark Rendell and Mark Herron, as well as with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, The Northern Lusofonia, RNCM New Ensemble, Manchester University Symphony Orchestra and VAGANZA (New Music Ensemble). During her undergraduate degree she enjoyed a wide variety of chamber ensemble opportunities including a Harp and Flute duo, work with choral ensembles, musical theatre productions and session work within acoustic band settings. Becki has a passion for outreach work, and has recently been involved with Streetwise Opera Manchester's Easter production. She has also been involved in the RNCM's ‘Young Performers’ series in a live film-scoring project, introducing children to the classical music world. She is passionate about communicating the versatility of the harp and regularly works alongside the RNCM's Young Harp scheme, teaching and assisting new harpists as they are introduced to performance in an ensemble setting. Becki loves to discover and perform new contemporary works, and regularly works alongside composers to develop and expand the harp repertoire. She has recently performed in the Wigmore Hall as part of their Tansy Davies composer series, and performs regularly with contemporary orchestras. She recently gave the European premiere of Paul Patterson’s harp duet, ‘Scorpions’ as part of the Chroma Harp Duo, a piece for which the duo was awarded first prize in the ensemble class at the Camac Harp Competition in London and the UKHA prize for the best performance of a work by a British composer. Becki has been working alongside Paul, and showcased his harp solo ‘Lizards’ as part of the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong.
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