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Claire Jones

hrp, *1985
Musician of Classical
A.k.a. 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. 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 including the English Chamber, Zurich Chamber, European Union Chamber, and a solo appearance with Maestro Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet. Career highlights include concerto tour appearances with Sir James Galway; a guest appearance at the International Harp Festival in Rio de Janeiro; solo recitals in Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, concert performances alongside Bryn Terfel , Alfie Bow, Elin Manahan Thomas and Claire Rutter; a duo recording with Julian Lloyd Webber; and recordings with The National Youth Choir of Scotland. Claire is passionate about promoting her instrument as well as performing, and regularly visits schools and communities to speak and demonstrate. Claire is an ambassador for The Prince of Wales’s Children and the Arts Foundation and is the face of international jewellery company, Clogau Gold.

     
Instruments
  • Harp
  • Piano
  • Violin
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Danses pour Harpe Chromatique: Danse profane on Harp Concertos by Claire Jones, William Bennett, Paul Watkins & English Chamber Orchestra
A Thousand Years - From "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" on This Love by Claire Jones & The Claire Jones String Ensemble
You’re So Cool - From "True Romance" on Screen Serenade by Claire Jones
Glasgow Love Theme - from "Love Actually" on Royal Harp Strings by Claire Jones
How Hill on Fair Albion: Visions Of England by Patrick Hawes & Various Artists
Flower Duet - from "Lakmé" on Royal Harp Strings by Claire Jones
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on Screen Serenade by Claire Jones
J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude and Fugue in C Major BWV 846: I. Prelude on This Love by Claire Jones & The Claire Jones String Ensemble
Across The Stars - From “Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones” on This Love by Claire Jones & The Claire Jones String Ensemble
Jurassic Park on Screen Serenade by Claire Jones

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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
This LoveClaire Jones2017Album
Screen SerenadeClaire Jones2016Album
Royal Harp StringsClaire Jones2016Album
Journey: Harp To Soothe The SoulClaire Jones2015Album
The Girl With The Golden HarpClaire Jones2012Album
Harp ConcertosClaire Jones, English Chamber Orchestra, Paul Watkins2010Album
Touching GoldClaire Jones2008Album
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