Principal harpist for the Aurora Orchestra and regularly plays with a variety of professional ensembles and orchestras.
Sally Pryce Praised for her ‘deft musicality,’ Sally is much in demand as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Her concerto work has included performances of Debussy’s Danses with the Northern Sinfonia (including a BBC Radio 3 broadcast), Britten Sinfonia and Orchestra of the Swan. With Adam Walker (flute) she has performed Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic and Bournemouth Orchestras and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (Mostly Mozart Festival, Barbican). She is principal harp with the Aurora Orchestra with whom she toured to the Melbourne Festival last year and released their second album on the Warner label last month. As a freelance orchestral musician, Sally is currently on trial for the harp position with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as well as regularly playing with the BBC Symphony and Concert orchestras, RPO, Britten Sinfonia and at the Royal Opera House. She continues to give recitals at major venues and festivals as soloist and in chamber ensembles. These have included a critically acclaimed series of performances of Britten's Canticles with Ian Bostridge, numerous concerts at the Wigmore Hall with various groups as well as her own ensemble (Sally Pryce Ensemble), world premieres at the Presteigne festival, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of performances from the Cheltenham Festival and she has formed the Dorette Spohr Duo with violinist Elizabeth Cooney. In November, she has been invited back by the Nash Ensemble to perform a new work by the composer Julian Anderson. Sally won scholarships to attend the Purcell School of Music and the Royal College of Music, studying with Daphne Boden. She graduated with first class honours and the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Silver Medal for outstanding musical achievement. Winning the Worshipful Company of Musicians' 'Maisie Lewis Award' led to Sally's debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2002 and in 2003 she was selected for representation by the Young Classical Artists Trust. Last year her recording of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with Trinity College Cambridge on the Hyperion label was nominated for a Gramophone award.
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