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Welsh harpist Hannah Stone is former-harpist to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. A national and international Eisteddfod winner, Hannah was a major prize winner in the Franz Joseph Reinl Competition in Vienna, the Camac Harp Competition in London and the International Harp Competition. Hannah has performed at many notable venues including the opening gala performance for the Singapore Sun Festival at the Esplanade Theatre with Dame Kiri te Kanawa, the Barbican Centre, LSO St Luke’s, St John’s Smith Square, the Museum of London, St David’s Hall and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and a recital at the British Embassy in Tokyo.

Hannah Stone, former Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London where she gained a B.Mus. and M.Mus. degree. As part of her Master’s degree, she accepted an Erasmus Exchange place at the Universitat Mozarteum, Salzburg, to study with Professor Helga Storck.

During her studies at the Guildhall Hannah was selected to represent the Guildhall School in collaboration with the Academies Festival Orchestra, Singapore. This project culminated in an opening gala performance for the Singapore Sun Festival at the Esplanade Theatre with Dame Kiri te Kanawa. In 2010 Hannah returned to Wales to further her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, supported by the Victor Salvi Scholarship and graduated in 2012.

A National and International Eisteddfod winner, Hannah was also a major prize winner at the Franz Joseph Reinl Competition in Vienna, the Camac Harp Competition in London and the International Harp Competition in Caernarfon.

Hannah has performed at many notable venues including the Barbican Centre, LSO St Luke’s, St John’s Smith Square, Museum of London, National Concert Hall in Dublin, St David’s Hall and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. In 2010 Hannah was appointed principal harpist with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra touring Europe. She has performed as guest soloist with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sinfonia Cymru, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra, Istanbul.

Hannah has performed for members of the Royal Family on several occasions including performances during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour of Wales. During the 2014 NATO Conference Dinner at Cardiff Castle, Hannah performed for the NATO delegates who included the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel and former Prime Minister, David Cameron.

She has given recitals at the Edinburgh International Festival, Litchfield Festival, Kings Lynn Festival, Kings Place, London and at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. Hannah gave the World Premiere of ‘St Asaph’s Dance’ by Karl Jenkins in 2012 and ‘Amaterasu’ by Gareth Glyn in 2015 at the North Wales International Music Festival. Abroad, she has given recitals in Italy, Tokyo and Melbourne.

Broadcasts include ‘Bryn Terfel’s Christmas’, ‘Carols from Llandudno’, ‘Noson Lawen’ and ‘Dechrau Canu Dechrau Canmol’ for S4C and ‘In Tune’ for BBC Radio 3. Hannah features on Catrin Finch’s ‘Lullabies’ on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

In 2016 Hannah gave recitals in Toronto and Vancouver and recent engagements include performances at the Verbier Festival, Cardiff’s ‘Festival of Voice’, ‘Alison Balsom and Friends’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall and a memorial service for Lord Snowdon at St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey.


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DateDetails
08/02/2018

Concert
Wales International Harp Festival
Soloists: Hannah Stone, Sir Bryn Terfel
Bryn Terfel Theatre, Pontio, Bangor, Wales. 

Caplet Divertissements pour la harpe. i) à la française ii) à l'espagnole.
Damase Fantaisie sur des motifs des Contes d'Hoffman
Debussy Valse Romantique
Debussy Clair de Lune
Debussy Danses sacrée et danse profane
Dizi Grande Sonate, iii) Rondo
Glyn Amatersu
Granados Danse Oriental
Guridi Viejo Zortzico
Henson-Conant Baroque Flamenco
Hoberg Polonaise
J. S. Bach Lute Suite in C Minor, BWV 997. i) Preludio iii) Sarabande iv) Gigue v) Double
Jenkins St Asaph's Dance
Mathias Santa Fe Suite - landscape; Nocture; Sun Dance
Mathias Harp Concerto
Parish-Alvars Introduction, Cadenza and Rondo
Parry Sonata No. 1 in D Major - Allegro; Andante; Allegro
Prokofiev Prelude in C Op.12
Ravel Introduction and Allegro
Renié Danseur des Luntins
Renié Légende
Salzedo Scintillation
Salzedo Concert Fantasy on Lara's Granada
Scarlatti Sonata in F minor K.466
Scarlatti Sonata in E minor K.198
Thomas Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Thomas Merch y Melinydd
Walter-Kuhne Fantasy on themes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Watkins London Concerto
Caplet
Divertissements pour la harpe. i) à la française ii) à l'espagnole.
Damase
Fantaisie sur des motifs des Contes d'Hoffman
Debussy
Valse Romantique
Debussy
Clair de Lune
Debussy
Danses sacrée et danse profane
Dizi
Grande Sonate, iii) Rondo
Glyn
Amatersu
Granados
Danse Oriental
Guridi
Viejo Zortzico
Henson-Conant
Baroque Flamenco
Hoberg
Polonaise
J. S. Bach
Lute Suite in C Minor, BWV 997. i) Preludio iii) Sarabande iv) Gigue v) Double
Jenkins
St Asaph's Dance
Mathias
Santa Fe Suite - landscape; Nocture; Sun Dance
Mathias
Harp Concerto
Parish-Alvars
Introduction, Cadenza and Rondo
Parry
Sonata No. 1 in D Major - Allegro; Andante; Allegro
Prokofiev
Prelude in C Op.12
Ravel
Introduction and Allegro
Renié
Danseur des Luntins
Renié
Légende
Salzedo
Scintillation
Salzedo
Concert Fantasy on Lara's Granada
Scarlatti
Sonata in F minor K.466
Scarlatti
Sonata in E minor K.198
Thomas
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Thomas
Merch y Melinydd
Walter-Kuhne
Fantasy on themes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Watkins
London Concerto

Concerts / Recitals

Recital at the North Wales Music Festival in St Asaph Cathedral, September 2015
The Daily Post
The magnificent acoustics of St Asaph Cathedral were used to maximum effect during a delightful recital by harpist Hannah Stone.
Edinburgh Festival Concert, August 2013
The Scotsman
Debussy’s Valse Romantique and Claire de Lune flowed so naturally under Hannah Stone’s agile fingers that it was easy to think that this was the instrument for which they had been written.The official harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales is a graceful performer, talking easily to the audience about her choice of music and the difficulties of trundling her huge golden instrument up Edinburgh’s vertical streets to reach the venue. But the revelation in this recital was the variety and breadth of tone that she coaxed from the instrument. JS Bach’s Suite for Lute was appropriately ascetic, while Granados’s Danse Oriental had a translucence that transported us to lazy days in the sun. In the Rondo from François-Joseph Dizi’s Grande Sonate an expansive melody soared over a dense arpeggiated accompaniment, underpinned by luscious pedal notes. How she achieved this miracle with only ten fingers I cannot begin to explain.

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