Glain is a professional harpist looking for work in London
Glain Dafydd’s music career includes successes in competitions such as coming second at the Moscow International Harp Competition (junior category), and being a string finalist in both the BBC Young Musician and the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League competitions. Glain has won the Blue Ribbon thrice at the National Eisteddfod and the Urdd Bryn Terfel Scholarship. In November 2016 she was awarded the “City of Szeged Prize” at the Szeged International Harp Competition, Hungary. Glain finished her studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in 2015 and has just finished her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction. As a soloist Glain has performed as a soloist in venues such as St David’s Cathedral, Royal Festival Hall, Cranleigh Arts Centre, Foundling Museum, British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris and the British Museum. She has also performed at the Fishguard International Music Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester (flute and harp duo) and MusicFest, Aberystwyth. Together with harpist Zita Silva, they have created the “Strings Attached” harp duo. They have performed at the Holywell Venue, London, and at the Wigmore Hall as part of the “For Crying Out Loud” scheme. They have been invited to perform Paul Patterson’s “Scorpions” at the Royal Academy of Music open day in October 2017. As well as performing as a soloist, Glain has played with larger ensembles and orchestras such as Sinfonia Cymru, Royal Orchestral Society, Ulysee Orchestra, University of London Orchestra, RAM Symphony Orchestra and many more. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the European Union Chamber Orchestra playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto. She toured the US as a guest soloist with the Penrhyn Male Voice choir, performing in New York, Columbus, Washington and Glens Falls, later performing with the choir at the opening of Pontio, North Wales. She is currently a “Live Music Now” artist and will begin to teach harp at Queen’s College London in September.
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