Lunchtime Concert: Harp Department

WED 07 DEC 13.05

Come and enjoy a programme of music by Trinity Laban student harpists in the magnificent setting of the Queen's House.

Albert Zabel Rêve d' Amour

Albert Zabel Fantasy on Lucia di Lammermoor

Frank Poenitz Spukhafte Gavotte for two harps

Marcel Grandjany Variations sur un thème de Josef Haydn

A selection of traditional music.

Katya and Liza Rajhans were born in 2003 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and started playing music (harp) at the age of 5. From 5 to 10 years old, they studied at the Kyiv Music School in the name of Shamo from the teacher Yelizaveta Gerasina. At the age of 11, they entered the specialized music school named after Chopin in Moscow, where they studied for 5 years with the teacher Helen Watson. During the training, they took part in many international competitions, where they became laureates. After that, they returned to Kyiv and entered Junior Trinity (online). This year they became students of the 1st year BMus programme at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire under the guidance of Gabriella Dall'Olio.

Tiffany Shum is passionate about music and began learning piano at the age of six. Her encounters with harp in 2017 further strengthened her wish of being a professional musician. After playing the harp for 1 year, she successfully completed the Grade 8 exam. Constance Tsang, her harp teacher in Hong Kong, also provided her an opportunity to participate in a studying trip in Milan, Italy, which was truly an eye-opening experience. Inspired by this trip she decided to study overseas at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, as a student of Gabriella Dall’Olio.

Abigail Millar Todd is a 22 year old musician from Shetland, and has been studying with Gabriella Dall’Olio since September 2020.
After moving to the Scottish Highlands she began playing the clarsàch through the Fèisean nan Gàidheal. In 2012 she began attending Aberdeen City Music School, whereupon she transitioned to the classical harp, and studied under Alina Bzhezhinska Lazorkina. Abigail became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland when she was 13. She also studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy (Glasgow) and Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester) before beginning her studies at Norges Musikkhøgskole (Oslo) under Isabelle Perrin in 2017. She has participated in masterclasses with Urszula Mazurek, Henning Kraggerud, Virginie Gout-Zschäbitz, Maho Yamamoto, and more.
Abigail has worked with various orchestras including the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Highland Chamber Orchestra and Oslo Kammerorkester amongst others. She works in a variety of jazz and popular music settings, which includes composition and lyric writing. She spent the summer playing at festivals across Scandinavia, including the Øya festivalen with the band Fieh and at the headline concert of the Oslo Jazz Festival as part of a reimagining of the works of Radka Toneff.
Abigail received funding in 2019 to provide subsidised harp teaching to children from less privileged backgrounds, a project she organised up until the pandemic.

Queen's House
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 07 December 2022.

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