Join us for a day of workshops, guest performances, displays from specialist harp manufacturers and more at the Manchester Harp Festival 2024.
Whether you’re a harpist of any ability, in any genre or simply love this beautiful and versatile instrument, we look forward to welcoming you.
Entrants to Manchester Harp competition will receive free entry to the workshops and performances (excluding Friday and Saturday night headliners.)
This festival day ticket does not include the festival’s Opening Recital on Friday 20 January, featuring performances from Louise Thomson, Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Marie Leenhardt and Esther Swift, or access to the Saturday night headline performance by Anneleen Lenaerts. These performances can be booked separately, or you can purchase a full festival ticket to get access to everything.
You can find full bios for all performers and workshop leaders in the Manchester Harp Festival here.
WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES
From 9am – Live finals of the Manchester Harp Competition
10-11am – Huw Boucher: Meet the Artist Open Forum
10-11am – Marie Leenhardt: Alexander Technique Workshop
During this workshop, we will observe the transformative effects of redirecting our main focus from playing well to being well, applying the principles of the Alexander Technique.
This session welcomes musicians (harpist and others) and anyone curious to experiment other ways of being.
Please feel free to bring your instrument along.
11am – RNCM Showcase
11.30am -12.30pm – Rachel Dent: ABRSM Masterclass
1.30-3.30pm – Esther Swift: Ensembles workshop with culmination performance at 4pm
2pm – Huw Boucher: Performance
E-harps demos and Salvi’s of London stalls and servicing open in the atrium throughout the day.