Over the Bank Holiday weekend, King’s Hawford pupil Henry K (Year 6) travelled to Abergavenny to take part in a Hands on Harp workshop. Led by Emily Harris, Harpist with the Philharmonic orchestra, the workshop provided a fantastic opportunity for Henry to participate in a day of group tuition together with other experienced harpists in a workshop setting.
Throughout the day, Henry embraced the opportunity to develop his skills as a young harpist with expert tuition from Ben Creighton Griffiths and Alis Huws, the Official Harpist to HRH Prince of Wales. Whilst the tuition was intense, Henry rose to the challenge and worked hard throughout to ensure that he gave of his best in the concert held at the end of the workshop.
In total there were 35 harpists taking part in the workshop, making the event a truly memorable experience for Henry. During the course of the day, the tutors were looking at all participants in order to award two participants with the inaugural Ann Griffiths Scholarship for young, upcoming and promising harpists. The award is in memory of renowned harpist, Ann Griffiths, who sadly passed away in the Summer of 2020. Henry was delighted to have been one of those two pupils. Congratulations to Henry; the King’s Hawford community is immensely proud of you.
Henry was presented with a beautiful award which he proudly showed his friends during our weekly celebration assembly; this was most definitely an award to celebrate. Congratulating Henry, Mrs Hughes, Director of Music and Performance at King’s Hawford said, “It is wonderful to have tutoring masterclasses from such elite and high elite musicians and to have his talent and potential recognised.” A passionate musician, Henry is also a keen member of Worcester Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir. We look forward to hearing Henry playing the harp in future musical concerts and events in his last term at King’s Hawford and as he progresses to King’s Worcester with a Music Scholarship in September.