Raised with folk music, trained in classical and experimenting with electronic music, Glenda strives to push the boundaries of the harp.
Glenda was extremely approachable and very accommodating in implementing my request to include my favourite songs in the repertoire of musical performance. All guest enjoyed Glenda’s performance and found her extremely talented and charming
Brilliantly talented and a pleasure to work with. Thank you!
Winner of the 2014 John Marson Prize for Outstanding Musicianship, harpist Glenda Allaway is passionate about pushing the boundaries of the harp and exploring the unknown. Glenda’s excellence and diversity is reflected in the array of venues she has performed at, ranging from the Royal Festival Hall and other major concert halls, to St Martin-in-the-Fields, to festival stages and even the Queen’s rowbarge, the Gloriana. As an orchestral harpist, she has performed under the baton of Jac van Steen, Edward Gardner, Ilan Volkov and Alexander Vedernikov, and she currently plays as principal harp of the CBSO Youth Orchestra and the British Police Symphony Orchestra, as well as freelancing with various orchestras across the UK and Channel Islands. She also plays with London-based ensemble, Stompy’s Playground, building bridges between the worlds of electronic music and orchestral music. Glenda attended Chetham’s School of Music before moving to London to continue studying with Gabriella Dall’Olio as the Gladys Bratton Scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has participated in masterclasses by Marie Pierre Langlemet, Fabrice Pierre, Elisabeth Fontan Binoche and also in workshops with renowned jazz harpist, Park Stickney.
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