LAUREN SCOTT is an experienced solo, chamber and orchestral musician based in the North West UK who, over the last 20 years, has worked as guest principal harp with many of the UK's leading orchestras & chamber groups including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Halle, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Picture House Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, Ensemble Cymru and Psappha Contemporary Music Group.
CREATIVE CHAMBER GROUPS AND PROJECTS Lauren Scott spends her time working on a project by project basis with various creative chamber groups. Current & past projects include; composing two volumes of original compositions for lever harp (published in 2018) which have received rave reviews from harp societies in the U.S, U.K and New Zealand. Performing & arranging for duos with soprano Anna-Clare Monk (in 2014 they gave performances with Foden’s Brass Band a mini-opera by Andy Scott at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Glasgow Commonwealth games as part of the PRS New Music Biennial), flutists Clare Southworth & Conrad Marshall, harp duos with Eleanor Hudson and Alex Rider, a flute, viola & harp trio with Conrad Marshall & Raymond Lester, and with Andy Scott and Clare Southworth in a flute, saxophone & harp trio; ‘Caliente’. With the late Alison Stephens Lauren established a new repertoire for mandolin & harp with Duo Mandala and their CD "Tapestry", released on the Black Box label, was nominated for Editors Choice by Gramophone magazine. 👇 (more below)
Duo with soprano Anna-Clare Monk. My Dearest Dear by Ivor Novello, harp part arranged by Lauren Scott.
COMMUNITY In 2010 Lauren founded the Sandbach Concert Series, a not-for-profit organization which promotes eight concerts a season combining professional musicians with local young musicians, an art exhibition and raises money for local good causes. Since its inception over 500 young musicians have either performed or taken part in workshops with the Sandbach Concert Series. In 2015, in conjunction with SCS, Lauren founded their annual youth music competition, Sandbach Concert Series Young Musician of the Year. As well as being in involved in promoting & encouraging youth music in her local area, Lauren is active in the wider UK harp community and was, for 5 years, chairman of the United Kingdom Harp Association; an organisation which puts on harp events & supports harpists across the UK.👇 (more below)
Caliente Trio with Clare Southworth - flute and Andy Scott - Saxophone. Andante espressivo from Deux Interludes by J. Ibert
LIVE ONLINE HARP TUITION (CLICK TO VIEW) With over 20 years experience of private harp tuition, Lauren Scott also provides Live Online Harp tuition via web cam to anywhere in the world and has over 7 years experience of teaching live over the internet. Lauren has internet students based all over the world, and has taught harpists in Europe, Australia, United States, Middle East, Africa & South Korea.
HARPYNESS Lauren has been blogging about the quirky, nerdy and unusual side of harping since 2010, as well as posting lots of inspiring videos covering all sorts of harping from around the world. 👇 (more below)
solo harp - Autumn by John Thomas
Harp duo with Eleanor Hudson. My Favourite Things by R. Rodgers arranged for harp duo by Lauren Scott.
WEDDINGS & CORPORATE EVENTS Based in Cheshire, Lauren has many years experience of providing quality music for weddings, dinners, corporate events and after dinner recitals in venues ranging from the Tower of London, Guildhall, to stately homes, hotels and golf clubs across the UK. With a wide ranging and varied repertoire Lauren can provide the perfect ambience for any special event from light classical, to opera, ballet, love songs, songs from the shows, jazz standards, Disney tunes, Scottish, Irish and of course, Welsh music. She also has a repertoire of Bollywood music. Lauren has played at hundreds of weddings and enjoys being able to play a small part in helping to make a wedding day special. Lauren has a beautiful maple electro-accoustic harp with a discreet battery powered amp which she uses for weddings and corporate events. This means that the harp can be discreetly amplified to cater for all sizes of events and parties.
"When you book Lauren to play the harp at your wedding you know your event is in safe hands!" wedding agent