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RAM appoints Anne Denholm as contemporary harp tutor

Welsh harpist Anne Denholm has been appointed as tutor of contemporary harp at the Royal Academy of Music. Principal harp of the BBC Concert Orchestra and a founding member of the contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment, Anne has be described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘formidable chamber musicians’. The Hermes Experiment were winners of the 2019 Royal Over-Seas League Mixed Ensemble Competition and also received the 2021 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award. The ensemble has released two albums to critical acclaim; their debut album was Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Presto Music Recording of the Year 2020, and featured in the Apple Music 10 Classical Albums of the Month. They have performed at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Purcell Room and leading festivals across the country.

Anne regularly works with contemporary groups and projects across the UK, including Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, London Sinfonietta and Mahogany Opera. She is also a regular freelancer with orchestras with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. She has performed and recorded with The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, The Temple Church Choir and Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir.

As a soloist, Anne served as Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2015-2019 and has performed across the world, including concerto appearances with the London Mozart Players and the London Chamber Orchestra.

Originally from Carmarthen, Anne attend Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin before going to study at the Purcell School, Newnham College Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. She received her Master’s with distinction studying under Karen Vaughan and in 2020 was made Associate of the Academy (ARAM).

A dedicated teacher, Anne has held positions at several schools alongside her work at the Academy. She is also a regular tutor for both the National Children’s and Youth Orchestras of Great Britain.


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