Harp alumnus joins prestigious UK orchestra

Alumnus Elizabeth McNulty has been appointed principal harp of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Elizabeth has had much success as a performer and teacher since she graduated from Trinity Laban with a MMus in 2010. She has worked with many prestigious ensembles such as The English National Ballet, London Concert Orchestra, London Metropolitan Orchestra, Northern Ballet and Southbank Sinfonia. During her time at Trinity Laban she studied with Gabriella Dall'Olio, Head of Harp studies at the conservatoire. 

In addition, the harp department is proud to announce several notable alumni and student achievements this year:

Postgraduate Diploma student Richard Allen has won first prize at the North London Solo Competition. He will receive further recital opportunities and sponsorship from Camac Harps. He has also won the Countess of Munster Award for a second consecutive year. 

Alumnus Eleonora Murgia won 1st Prize in the Premio Rovere D'Oro Competition.

Alumnus Carmen Alcántara Fernández has won the audition at the Gewandhaus Academy in Leipzig where she will work over the next two years. She was also awarded First Prize and Critics’ Prize at the Palau de la Música de Barcelona competition, along with fellow alumnus Pedro Lopez. 

She also won the audition for Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester earlier this year and has toured Europe and the Middle East with the orchestra.

Masters student Letizia Eriano won first prize in the Treviso Soloist Competition.

Alumnus Tomos Xerri, who recently graduated with a first class degree BMus and MMus has won a Hattori Foundation grant to further his studies and has also won a place in Live Music Now Scheme.

Alumnus Solenn Grand has enjoyed taking up her post as principal harpist of the Brasilian Symphonic Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro, and will return in Europe to work and freelance this summer.

Michela Zanoni will take part in L'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée after a successful audition.

For more information about harp studies at Trinity Laban, please visit the Trinity Laban website

Image: Elizabeth McNulty (credit Andrew Burdett)