Orchestral Experience

Having been performing with various orchestras for many years, Gwenllian now has extensive experience as an orchestral player. She was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for many years, where she performed with world-renowned conductors such as Tadaaki Otaka, Marin Alsop, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Colin Davies and Sir Simon Rattle.

 

In 2009, Gwenllian attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in the USA where she performed with other students and professional musicians. Her tutors were Deborah Hoffman and Nancy Allen, and Gwenllian had the privilege of performing with both harpists in concerts with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Gwenllian was also principal harpist of the Sinfonia in the closing concert of Jazz Aspen with the seven-time Grammy award winner Al Jarreau.

 

 

During her studies at The Juilliard School, she played with the Juilliard Orchestra as well as the contemporary orchestras Axiom and the New Juilliard Ensemble. She was also honoured to be invited to take part in the tour between The Juilliard School and The Royal Academy of Music, culminating in a proms performance with Imogen Cooper under the baton of John Adams. More recently, Gwenllian has performed with the Orchestra of St.John, Surrey County Youth Orchestra, Adacemy String Ensemble, Trinity Orchestra, the Surrey Mozart Players, the Bromley Symphony Orchestra and Cinematic Sinfonia, to name just a few. If you’d like to see whether she’s free to perform with your orchestra, please get in touch via the contact page.