Harpist

Bethan Griffiths

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Harpist/Pianist studying at the Royal College of Music. Available for freelance orchestral work, weddings, events and private tuition.

Bethan began playing harp aged 10 and since then has performed in various venues across the UK and Europe both as a soloist and as part of ensembles. Bethan achieved her ABRSM performance diplomas in both harp and piano in 2013. As a keen competitor in Eisteddfods, she has won many awards such as 2nd prize at the Urdd Eisteddfod instrumental solo and 1st prize in the National Eisteddfod Harp Solo as well as being chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Blue Riband competition. In 2016 Bethan was awarded the Nansi Richards Scholarship for harpists. Bethan has been principal harpist in North Wales Youth Orchestra since 2010 and has performed with many other orchestras across North Wales, the North West and London including NEW Sinfonia and Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. This has given Bethan the opportunity to perform in many prestigious venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Buckingham Palace, Cadogan Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Bridgewater Hall Manchester as well as working with world renowned conductors such as Bernard Haitink and Diego Masson. Bethan was awarded the Chester Music Society Award for Young Musicians which enabled her to attend the Suonarte Masterclasses in Italy with Emanuela Degli Esposti and Ieuan Jones. She has since participated in masterclasses with many acclaimed musicians such as Sylvain Blassel, Marisa Robles, Claire Jones, Isabelle Perrin, Catrin Finch and Jana Bouskova. Bethan was awarded a First Class Honours Degree from the Royal College of Music in 2017 where she was the 2016 recipient of the RCM Harp Prize. She is now an Ashley Family Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music studying for her Master of Performance degree.

Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
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Instruments:
Harp
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Repertoire
Classical
Albeniz - Sonata en Ré
Albioni - Adagio in G Minor
Anon. - Variations on a theme of Mozart
Bach - Air on the G string
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring**
Bach - Prelude No.1
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Bizet - Duet from 'The Pearfishers'
Brahms - Waltz in A Flat
Clarke - Chaconne
Delibes - Flower Duet
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Debussy - The girl with the Flaxen Hair
Dussek - Sonatina No.1
Dussek - Sonatina No.6
Dvorak - Rusalka’s Song to the Moon
Fibich - Poem (was performed at the marriage of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
Grieg - Morning from 'Peer Gynt'
Kanga - Evening Mists
Lehar - Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
Mascagni - Intermezzo from 'Cavalleria Rusticana'
Mendelssohn - On Wings of Song
Mozart - Theme de la Sonate No.11
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Renie - Au bord du Ruisseau
Scarlatti - Sonata in A K.208
Schubert - Ave Maria**
Schumann - Traumerei
Tournier - Prelude No.3
Vaughan Williams - Silent Noon
Welsh
Ar Hyd y Nos
Breuddwyd y Frenhines
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Calon Lân**
Codiad yr ahedydd
Cynghysail Cymru
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Ffarwel y Telynor
Llety’r Bugail
Llwyn Onn
Megan a Gollodd ei Gardas
Merch Megan
Myfanwy
Pant Corlan yr Wyn
Pen Rhaw
Sweet Richard
Y Bardd yn ei Awen
Y Gadlys
Irish/Scottish
Brian Boru’s March
Carolan's concerto
Danny Boy
Eriskay Love Lilt
Foggy Dew Greensleves
O’er the Sea to Skye
Sally Gardens
She Moved Through the Fair
The Butterfly
English
Greensleeves Scarborough Fair
Popular
A Summer Place
A Thousand Years (Christina Perry)
All of Me (John Legend)
And I Love You So
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Beautiful (Christine Aguilera)
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You (Elvis Presley)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Endless Love (Lionel Richie)
Eternal Flame (The Bangles)
Evergreen (Will young)
Everything I do, I do it for you (Bryan Adams)
Fields of Gold (Sting/Eva Cassidy)
From This Moment
For Once in my Life (Stevie Wonder)
Forever Love (Gary Barlow)
Greatest Day (Take That)
Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Have a Nice Day (Stereophonics)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison) Haven’t Met You Yet (Michael Buble)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
Hero (Mariah Carey)
Hero (Enrique Inglesias)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Let it Be (Beatles)
Let it Be Me (Everly Brothers)
Love me like you do (Ellie Goulding)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Misty
Moon River
O Perfect Love
One Moment in Time (Whitney Houston)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
She’s the One (Robbie Williams)
Somethin’ Stupid (Frank Sinatra & Nancy Sinatra)
Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
Stay with Me (Sam Smith)
Tammy
The A Team (Ed Sheeran)
The Prayer
The Rose
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) Wind Beneath my Wings
Yellow (Coldplay)
You Raise Me Up
You’re my best friend (Queen)
Your Song (Elton John)
Musicals/Films
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Angel of Music (Phantom of the Opera)
Beauty & The Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
City of Stars (La La Land)
Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
I Don’t Know How to Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Kissing You (Romeo & Juliet)
Let it Go (Frozen)
Memory (Cats)
Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
My Own True Love (Gone with the Wind)
Pie Jesu (Requiem)
Rewrite the Stars (Greatest Showman)
Romeo and Juliet Love theme
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Tell me on a Sunday
The Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
The Sound of Music
Think of me (Phantom of the Opera)
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
*If you have any song requests please let me know in advance (preferably 2 months prior to the event) in order to allow plenty of time to find the music/arrange for harp.
**Please note, religious music cannot be played in a Civil Ceremony.

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Isabel K, 1 year ago

Very pleasant young lady. Talented harpist with a wide repertoire.

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Patrick M, 3 years ago

It was great having Bethan play with us. She was punctual, professional and extremely enthusiastic, which makes a huge difference for an amateur orchestra such as ours. Bethan is a very talented harpist and hopefully we can work with her again.

From other customers:

Wedding, 2 years ago

thank you for everything you did for us for the wedding, you playing the harp was the highlight of our wedding

Wedding, 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful music and all your help along the way.

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