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Lunchtime Recital - Sunshine Lo (harp) and Milo Harper (harp)

When
Friday April 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Where
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army), London
Tickets
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Variations on 'Je suis encore dans mon printemps' Op 36 - Louis Spohr
  2. Sarabanda e Toccata - Nino Rota
  3. Slane (Be thou my vision) - Traditional Irish, arranged by Sunshine Lo
  4. How great thou art - Traditional Swedish, arranged by Sunshine Lo
  5. Prelude and Fugue No 39 in G, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' BWV 884 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. 2nd movement: Calme et expressif, from Sonatine for harp Op 30 - Marcel-Lucien Tournier
  7. Variations on the Carnival of Venice, for harp - Wilhelm Posse
  8. Duet on themes from 'Lucia di Lammermoor', for 2 harps - John Thomas

Presented by the Royal Academy of Music

Since childhood, Sunshine Lo has been passionate about music, especially the harp. She is currently in her Masters course, studying with Karen Vaughan at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and has gained her BMus with First Class Honours. She previously studied in Hong Kong under Dan Yu, the winner of the 5th USA International Harp Competition.

As a solo harpist, Sunshine was highly commended in the Guy Magrath Harp Prize 2017, performed in ‘Focus on Youth’ and participated in Susann McDonald’s Masterclass during the World Harp Congress 2014 in Sydney. In 2014 she was invited to perform as a soloist in the Rising Stars Asia concert of the Korean Harp Festival and also won a Gold Medal in the First Hong Kong Harp Competition in 2010.

Sunshine has performed in many orchestras in recent years, including the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, The Saffron Opera Group and the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra. She performed and recorded an album with the Manson Ensemble under the baton of Oliver Knussen. She is currently a member of the Royal Academy Harp Ensemble. Her harp quartet in Hong Kong did an Asia premier on Paul Patterson’s piece in the World Harp Congress 2017. In addition, she joins the Open Academy (RAM outreach department) frequently in community projects, working with children, hospital patients, people with dementia and learning disabilities. Highlights include her harp playing at the Wigmore Hall Open House Day, Camden Cluster Festival for primary schools, and a dementia care project at the Glyndebourne opera house.

Apart from classical music, Sunshine particularly enjoys jazz, improvisation and hymn arrangements for harp solo. She gave a Jazz recital at the World Harp Congress 2017, and she frequently performs her hymn arrangements in recitals and outreach events. Her arrangement of How Great Thou Art has been featured in an interview with the Hong Kong Creation TV. She also loves to play period instruments. She is the first harpist in Academy history to play the baroque triple harp in a final recital.

Sunshine is generously supported by the Drake Calleja Trust, Calleva Foundation Scholarship, St Marylebone Educational Foundation and the Help Musicians UK award for her Masters course.

Milo Harper has gained a reputation as one of the leading young harpists from the UK. Recent competition successes include 2nd prize at the 4th International Harp Competition in Szeged, Hungary, 3rd prize in the 2017 Camac Harp Competition in London, and 3rd prize in the International 'Suoni d'arpa' Competition in Saluzzo, Italy. Milo was one of two UK harpists invited to perform in the 'Focus on Youth' concert series at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong 2017.

Born in London in 1997, he studied the piano from an early age before taking up the harp age 7. In 2010 Milo began attending the Junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with his concerto debut performing Mozart’s concerto for flute and harp age 14. In 2013 Milo was appointed Principal Harp for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain on application.

In 2014, Milo was the only harpist to receive a place as an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music where he is currently in his 3rd year studying with Head of Harp, Karen Vaughan (former co-principal, LSO) and Professor Emerita Skaila Kanga. In 2016 Milo became the harpist for the string orchestra ‘LGT Young Soloists’; described as "clearly one of the finest youth orchestras in Europe" (Fanfare Magazine). He is featured on the orchestra’s CDs 'Russian Soul' and 'Nordic Dream' for Sony/RCA Red Seal Records and last year he toured with them as a concerto soloist in Hong Kong and Singapore.


Venue
Regent Hall (The Salvation Army)
275 Oxford Street
London
London
W1C 2DJ
England
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