My husband, Andy Scott who is a composer, will shortly be writing a new piece for solo harp.
He has been commissioned by young talented harpist, Keziah Thomas who has recently moved to the US, so the piece will be premiered at the Forge in September in London and then in Carnegie Hall in New York in October.
Andy wrote his flute and harp sonata for me nearly 8 years ago now and I will be re-recording it soon with Clare Southworth on flute for a new CD of all of Andys flute music due out next year. So after 8 years, another harp piece, and this time a major solo work for harp by Andy is well overdue.
Keziah is an exciting young harpist and has set up a really interesting and novel way to raise funding for the commission.
Rather sadly, the ability to access funding for the arts has somewhat gone down the pan over the years and it is harder and harder to do creative things in the arts. So it's really inspiring to see a young artist not being limited by the lack of funding out there by public bodies!!
Lauren Scott is a harpist & composer and has been blogging on Harpyness for over 10 years.
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