Glenda Clwyd Harpist - Harpist | Wales(no reviews)
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Glenda Clwyd has been acknowledged as one of the finest and most important harpists to come out of Wales. Her mastery of the harp and genuine love of the instrument, coupled with her natural talent and flair both as a virtuoso performer and a composer have defined a successful musical career across the globe, spanning nearly three decades.
Her concert career is flourishing and she is also a part of a cabaret act called Two Blondes and a harp who tour extensively.
She is an exceptional and very experienced wedding harpist. Whatever you wish for your wedding day, Glenda’s playing will e ... xceed your expectations. She can create a package tailored to suit you and is able to perform at any of the main events during your day.
Glenda provides exceptional harp music for a range of events, from private dining and family celebrations to corporate engagements and after-dinner recitals to entertain visiting dignitaries. Performing a bespoke programme of music, she will create a luxurious and elegant atmosphere to enrich your guests’ experience.
Glenda can perform a full range of sets incorporating Classical, Popular, jazz, Welsh and international music.
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Her performances of The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Classical Gas and Clocks are renowned.
Glenda was taught singing, the harp and the piano from the age of 10 and went on to study for a degree in Harp Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the guidance of celebrated professor Ann Griffiths. She was an Ambassador for the college and won the prestigious Pernod prize for her achievements.
She also holds Licentiate of the Trinity College London (L.T.C.L) for performance. Glenda is able to perform all major harp concertos, chamber and solo harp works as well as orchestral harp parts on request.
Glenda Clwyd has been acknowledged as one of the finest and mos ... t important harpists to come out of Wales. Her mastery of the harp and genuine love of the instrument, coupled with her natural talent and flair both as a virtuoso performer and a composer have defined a successful musical career across the globe, spanning nearly three decades.
Glenda is renowned for her performances as a soloist for private recitals, concerts and music festivals. Her versatile performance style is sought after to enhance corporate and charity events as well as society weddings and myriad other special occasions.
Her beautiful arrangements and renditions of music include upbeat jazz, blues, showstoppers, classics and the latest hits as well as more formal and relaxing selections of famous classical and Welsh pieces. Glenda is a natural entertainer and performer and regularly delights and amazes her audiences by being able to play requests from memory, from her vast repertoire.
Glenda has performed worldwide as well as at home in the UK; at such venues as The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican, The Savoy, Cafe Royale, The Wales Millennium Centre and St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
Early in her career, she spent twelve months in the Middle East at the 5* Inter Continental Hotel in Bahrain, performing for the Bahraini Royal family and many high profile international guests. She then travelled the world as a concert soloist on a luxury cruise ship.
As a highly experienced and versatile musician, Glenda is asked to perform at high profile events across the UK which includ ... e product launches, charity evenings, gala dinners, fashion weeks, proms and award ceremonies. Her client portfolio includes Krug, Coutts, The Savoy Hotel, Oxford University, the Welsh Assembly Government, the British Tourist Authority and even ‘The World’ (a privately owned cruise liner).
During her career, the British Tourist Authority has engaged Glenda to travel to the U.S.A to play at Minneapolis St Paul, as an ambassador for Wales and The Welsh Tourist Board has appointed her to entertain visiting clients to promote the Welsh nation. Glenda has also toured the UK showcasing the music of Wales.
The Welsh Assembly Government has regularly employed Glenda’s talents in Award Ceremonies and for prestigious events. Glenda was the official harpist for the twinning ceremony with Stuttgart in Germany on behalf of Cardiff City Council.
Glenda’s performances both at private and corporate events are highly acclaimed and she has twice, in 2011 and 2012, been the recipient of the ‘Best Entertainment in Wales’ award at the prestigious Welsh National Wedding Awards. She has also been shortlisted for the Best Entertainment Award for 2013 and 2014.
Glenda recently performed a selection of Classical Music for a prestigious fundraising catwalk show at John Lewis for clients Coutts and has also appeared in concert as the soloist with many eminent Welsh choirs including the Male Voice Choirs of Pontardulais, Treorchy, Dowlais, Pendyrus, Morriston and Llanelli.
Glenda is the official harpist for many prestigious Welsh venues including De Courcey’s Manor in Pentyrch, Cardiff, the Miskin Manor Hotel in the Vale of Glamorgan, the Maes Manor Hotel in Blackwood, the Orangery at Margam Park and the Grove at Narberth. As a wedding harpist of distinction, Glenda is also asked to perform at weddings in churches, castles, hotels and prestigious venues throughout the UK and is the harpist of choice for wedding professionals across Wales, regularly playing for society weddings.
Her client portfolio includes Krug, Coutts, The Savoy Hotel, Oxford University, the Welsh Assembly Government, the British Tourist Authority , Royal Viking Line, Inter Continental Hotel Bahrain, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, BBC, ITV, Channel 4 , BBC Radio 6 International and even ‘The World’ (a privately owned cruise liner).
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