Lecturer in Harp
Sharron started playing the harp at the age of ten in her native Wales and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity College of Music. She has pursued a busy and varied career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in recitals both on the concert platform, recording and T.V & radio broadcasts.
Sharron works regularly with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ensemble, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia, with whom she recently performed Debussy’s harp concerto, ‘Danses sacree et profane’. She also freelances with several international orchestra’s, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and held several positions in West End & Touring Musicals, along with playing for pop and film recording sessions.
Sharron is a keen soloist and chamber musician, recent projects have included performances with the National Girls Choir of Scotland, the Bardic trio with tenor, Jamie MacDougall and guitarist, Matthew McAllister, Clyde Duo with Yvonne Paterson, flute and the flute, viola & harp trio, Echo Chamber Ensemble in recital’s across Scotland including at the Edinburgh Festival, St Magnus Festival, Lammermuir festival, Cottier Chamber Project and the Sound festival.
Sharron is in demand as a teacher, currently holding the posts of lecturer of harp at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Douglas Academy, Hutcheson’s Grammar School and harp tutor for the National Youth Orchestra’s of Scotland, West Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera Connect Orchestra. She is Regional Officer for the UK Harp Association and chair of the committee for the bid to hold the World Harp Congress in Glasgow 2020.
Sharron has a keen interest in bringing the harp to the wider community working for several years with Scottish Opera’s Education Department project ‘A little bit of…’ bringing small scale opera to people from all walks of life at all kinds of diverse venues all across Scotland including museums, hospitals, coffee shops, warehouses,residential care homes, book festivals, farms, shopping centre’s, car parks, Scottish Parliment, Prisons, Ullapool Book Festival, T in the Park and Belladrum festival