Anne Denholm is one of Britain’s leading young harpists and served as Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2015-2019 . She is earning a reputation for her interpretations and powerful performances across a variety of musical fields.
Anne underwent a British musical upbringing, studying at the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Purcell School, Newnham College Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in London. She received her Master’s from the RAM with distinction, studying under Karen Vaughan and graduating with the Renata Scheffel-Stein Harp Prize and a Regency Award for notable achievement. Whilst at the RAM she was the first ever harpist to win the historic RAM Club Prize. Anne enjoys giving regular solo recitals across the U.K. and further afield, from music clubs and societies to international harp festivals. Recent highlights include a trip to Bangkok for the Third Thailand International Harp Festival, two performances at the Wales International Harp Festival, a solo recital for the RNCM Strings Festival and travelling to Bogotá, Colombia to give two recitals and a workshop.
Anne is increasingly in demand as an interpreter and performer of new music; she has been recording and premiering new works for solo harp since 2006, and in 2013-14 worked with Sally Beamish on a video project of her work, ‘Awuya’. She is a founding member of award-winning contemporary experimental quartet, The Hermes Experiment,and has enjoyed working with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Spitalfields Music and Mahogany Opera Group.Anne has worked with composers from secondary school age to professionals; for three years she worked as an instrumental tutor on the annual Sound and Music Summer School at the Purcell School, and has regularly worked with composition students at Birmingham University and at other institutions via her work with The Hermes Experiment.