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Frances Kelly

Professorial Staff - Early Harp


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Area of Work

Strings Department
Frances Kelly


Trained on the modern harp and with a music degree from the University of Cambridge, Frances was one of the first harpists to be drawn towards early music and the exploration of early harps, their repertoire and in particular, the use of the harp as a continuo instrument. Well known both as a chamber musician and soloist, she is now a leading exponent of early harps and much in demand as a continuo player. She has worked with many distinguished ensembles including the Gabrieli Consort and Players, the New London Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Brandenburg Consort. She has numerous recordings to her name and her work has taken her throughout Europe and to the USA, China and Japan. Frances also has a keen interest in music education and teaching at all levels and ages and enjoys a busy teaching practice.

Qualifications And Background

Music, Cambridge University