Concert: Elfair Grug Dyer – Solo Harp Recital
- Sun 04 Nov 2018
- 11:00 am
2018 UK Harp Association Emerging Artist Elfair Grug will deliver music from her debut solo album recorded with SAIN Records, titled ‘Perlau Pefriol’ / Scintillation which features her favourite music from the harp repertoire; music by Tchaikovsky and Bach arranged for the harp, and Welsh works by Grace Williams and John Thomas.
Welsh harpist Elfair Grug Dyer has recently returned to the UK after living in Bangkok, Thailand for two years working as a harp teacher and harpist in residence at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre. The Harp Centre is supported by the Thai Royal Family and twinned with the William Mathias Music Centre in Caernarfon. During her time in Thailand, Elfair provided music at top Bangkok hotels such as the renowned Mandarin Oriental Hotel, and prepared students to perform and compete at International Harp Festivals and competitions in Asia.
Elfair has embarked on a professional career as a harpist; solo recitals around the UK include a lunchtime recital at the Bridgewater Hall in 2014 as part of the Manchester Mid-days Concert Society’s prestigious concert series. Concerto performances include Debussy Danses with String Orchestra at the RNCM Chamber Music Festival, William Mathias’ Harp Concerto with New Sinfonia and Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. Elfair is a Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals artist, performing regularly around the North West of England and Wales. She also tours extensively around the UK with the CLOUDS Harp Quartet.
Elfair completed her Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, after gaining her BMus degree at the conservatoire with first class honours in 2011 as an ABRSM Scholar. Born in the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula, Elfair has enjoyed many successes at the Welsh Eisteddfodau and festivals including the Instrumental Solo Competition for the under 30 age group at the International Llangollen Musical Festival, winning the title ‘Main Instrumentalist of 2008′. During Summer 2013 Elfair won the Nansi Richards Scholarship for harpists and the Blue Ribbon Open Instrumental Competition – the Peggy and Maldwyn Hughes Scholarship at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Elfair is currently busy promoting her debut solo album recorded with SAIN Records, titled ‘Perlau Pefriol / Scintillation‘ which features her favourite music from the harp repertoire that includes many Welsh works.
The cafe will be open from 10am. Buy tickets here.