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 RLPO, RSNO, Halle, BBCSSO, CBSO, BBCSO, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, Psappha and Ensemble Cymru.
creative chamber groups and projects
Lauren is currently working in 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), flutist Clare Southworth, 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.
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. Now in it's fifth season, over 400 young musicians have either performed or taken part in workshops with the Sandbach Concert Series. Lauren is also chair of the United Kingdom Harp Association.
Duo with soprano Anna-Clare Monk. My Dearest Dear by Ivor Novello, harp part arranged by Lauren Scott.
Caliente Trio with Clare Southworth - flute and Andy Scott - Saxophone. Andante espressivo from Deux Interludes by J. Ibert
Live ONLINe harp tuition
As well as 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 5 years experience of teaching via Skype.
As a natural progression from her online lessons, Lauren will be launching in 2016 a special online portal aimed at the beginner-intermediate adult harpist - HARPYNESS - where members can access tutorials, arrangements and online resources at any time.
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!