Harpist in Oxford. Doctoral Candidate in Music at the University of Oxford. Harp, Piano & Music Theory Tutor.
Ellen Anne Davies began studying the harp with Elinor Bennett at the age of 9. She became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales in 2006, and recorded with Bryn Terfel for BBC TV in 2008. She received a Distinction in the ABRSM Diploma in Harp Performance before heading to Oxford University to study music. As an undergraduate, Ellen received lessons with Sioned Williams in London. In her final year she was selected as one of the top performers in the Oxford Faculty of Music for the inaugural Royal Academy of Music/Oxford Opportunity Exchange Scheme, through which she received lessons from Karen Vaughan. After completing the BA and Master of Studies in Musicology, Ellen is now undertaking a Halstead scholarship-funded Ph.D. at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, researching music and time in 1913 Paris. In 2015 she attended the Université Paris-Sorbonne in France as a visiting researcher for four months, funded by the Europaeum's prestigious Jenkins Memorial Fund Scholarship. Ellen is also an undergraduate tutor, teaching a finals course on ‘Musical Thought and Scholarship’. She is enthusiastic about teaching the harp, piano and music theory to all ages. Ellen is much in demand as a harpist in Oxford and enjoys performing and coordinating chamber music.
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