Sarah Deere-Jones LRAM LGSM ARAM
Sarah studied classical harp & singing at the Royal Academy of Music where she gained her LRAM and LGSM diplomas in harp performance and was awarded the Julia Leney prize, & in 2015 she was elected an Associate to the Royal Academy. She performed in London for years with professional symphony, opera and ballet orchestras and gave solo concerts to Arts clubs and music societies in UK and America. She now performs her own arrangements and original music for harp & voice at music festivals & clubs and traditional music venues across the UK. Her compositions and performances on traditional harp have been broadcast in UK, Europe and America, and she has done guest interviews on Classic FM, BBC Radio Four and appeared many times on television.
She has been invited to lecture and perform at the major harp festivals of the world, Big Sky and Somerset harp festivals USA, Harp Holiday Australia, Dinan & Lorient harp festivals in Brittany, and the Medieval 'Music in the Dales' festival, Welsh International harp and Edinburgh harp festivals in UK. Her sheet music arrangements and compositions are used in exam lists for the traditional & classical harp, & her classical choral composition for choir and harp Carmina Iocunda receives it's first performance in London on April 21st 2018 (see compositions page).
Sarah's original research on the Medieval harp in England. and the Regency harp, harp-lute and Dital harp, has also lead her to giving lecture tours around the world, in particular for the Arts society in UK and Australia. She has restored several unique 19th century instruments and commissioned replicas of Medieval harps and a rare Regency 'Royal Portable' harp. Her collection of information and images from both periods has lead her to holding workshops for harpists on both subjects on playing styles and context.
General enquiries e mail sarah(at)trehawsa.com