Katya is an award-winning classical & jazz harpist with over 10 years experience providing beautiful music for events all over the world.
“On stage, Katya demonstrates great flair, poise, and the natural communicative skills which cannot be taught. In short, the audience adored her, and it was a joy to share the stage with her.” - Deborah Henson-Conant, Grammy-nominated Harpist Katya has performed internationally and at many prestigious venues in the UK including the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre, and the Bridgewater Hall. She has played for HRH Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, in the company of Prince Charles at St. James' Palace, for HRH the Princess Royal and Steven Hawking at Stationers’ Hall, and for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Senate House in Cambridge. George-wise, she performed at George Best's Memorial Service at Manchester Cathedral, and for George Martin's Birthday Celebration at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Katya is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, in Boston, where she was the grateful recipient of a European Tour Scholarship, a Berklee Achievement Grant, and a Berklee Leadership Award. Katya originally journeyed to Boston Before for a 6-month residency with Deborah Henson-Conant, the world's foremost electric harpist. At the age of 13, Katya was accepted to Chetham's School of Music, the UK's leading specialist music school, in Manchester, where she studied the harp with Eira Lynn Jones. She spent her early years training as a junior at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the guidance of Charlotte Seale, where she was later offered a scholarship to pursue full time studies. As a classical and jazz harpist, Katya enjoys a varied freelance career. Her work includes collaborations with instrumentalists, singers, orchestras, and pop groups, both for live performances and recording work. She loves playing with her harp & vocal duo - Katya & Phoebe, The Staircase Band (providers of whirling gypsy hurly-burly) and the Emily Dankworth Quartet. She is also never happier than when playing in a Harp & Cello duo with her absurdly talented sister, Rebecca.
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