HARPIST Pedal and Electric Harp
Area: London, South East.
Repertoire: Classical, folk, contemporary, world music
Trained: Royal College of Music
Profile: Jean hails from an Irish family of several generations of professional musicians. Jean has been based in London since 1996, when she won a scholarship to study concert harp at the Royal College of Music. A versatile and pioneering musician, Jean has an eclectic career spanning classical, contemporary and world music. Jean specializes in classical, folk, medieval and wire strung harps. She has played harp on several film scores including The Lord of the Rings and We need to talk about Kevin, scored for solo harp by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.
In May 2011 Jean was invited to Dublin to play for the historic visit of HM Queen Elizabeth to Ireland. Jean has played harp on several film scores. She has recorded with Katie Melua and The Chieftains and has played on BBC radio and television. She appeared on RTE Television (Ireland) playing duets with Sir James Galway for the closing ceremony of Cork City of Culture.
“The harp was as if an angel had descended and was touching the evening with her fingertips” Locrian Ensemble Concert Review