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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4TH at 3.00 pm.

CLAIRE JONES – harp
Tchaikovsky Themes from the opera Euguene Onegin
Ladies in Lavender - Nigel Hess
Maqamat - Mayanni
Harp Concerto 1st mvt - Handel
Venus from the Planets - Holst
Concert Fantasy on Lara’s Granada - Salzedo
Danse des Sylphes - Godefroid
INTERVAL
Prelude & Allegro by Kreisler arr. Jones
Erddigan by Gareth Glyn
Ice Dance - Elfman arr. Marshall
Bluestone - Marshall
Softly Awakes My Heart - Saint Saens arr. Marshall
Toss The Feathers – Traditional

www.clairejones.co.uk/

HARPIST CLAIRE JONES TO WOW BIDEFORD AUDIENCE

For their February concert Bideford Music Club is lucky enough to host the well known Welsh harpist Claire Jones.

Born in Pembrokeshire, Wales in 1985, Claire began her musical education at the age of seven. After excelling at the violin, piano and harp, she graduated as a harpist from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours in 2007 and in 2009 graduated as an M.A. scholar from the Royal Academy of Music. Claire was one of the first recipients of the Prince of Wales Advanced Study Awards in 2007 and 2008. This award recognised her as one of Wales' most outstanding young talents.

In 2007, Claire was appointed Official Harpist to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, a role she held until 2011, making her the longest serving Royal harpist to date. During this appointment, Claire regularly performed for the Royal Family and their distinguished guests at the Royal Palaces. In April 2011 she performed for the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their wedding reception in Buckingham Palace.
When she came to Bideford in 2009, the members were very privileged that she was allowed to bring the Prince of Wales’ beautiful golden harp and perform with it for their concert in Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho!

In 2008, Claire made her concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra and since then has gone on to perform as a soloist with some of the World’s leading orchestras in the most prestigious venues.

Claire married percussionist Chris Marshall in 2012 but in 2013 was diagnosed with ME and was unsure if she would be able to continue her career. She says that thanks to many specialists and doctors she has now recovered and in February last year she released a new album, which also coincided with the birth of her first child.

The concert will be held in the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Bideford on Sunday 4th February at 3.00 pm. Tickets are available at the door and are £13.50 (students and children free). For more information, 01237 423112.