Soloist · Chamber Musician · Orchestral Player · Collaborator · Teacher
Award-winning professional harpist Lucy Nolan began studying the harp at the age of seven with Eira Lynn Jones after being inspired when it was featured in an episode of the children’s television show Teletubbies!
After graduating from Oxford University in 2013 with a BA in Music, she continued to study for a Masters in Performance in which she achieved a Distinction and was awarded the Margaret Irene Seymour Award, the Archibald Jackson Prize for outstanding postgraduate results, an Alice Horsman Scholarship and the Oxford Philomusica Young Artists’ platform. She was subsequently offered an entrance scholarship from the Royal Northern College of Music for an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Performance in which she also achieved a Distinction. Whilst at the RNCM Lucy was selected to perform as a finalist in the 2019 Gold Medal weekend, the highest accolade the RNCM awards for performance and was also invited to perform as a soloist at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong.
What I do
The beautiful sound of the harp is guaranteed to add sophistication and elegance to any event. With over a decade of experience performing music for weddings and functions, I’m committed to providing a bespoke service tailored to suit your individual requirements.
I’m an enthusiastic and experienced teacher and a firm believer that whatever your standard, age or motivation, learning the harp should be a fun and rewarding experience… whether that be to learn as an enjoyable hobby or to prepare for an exam or music college audition.
I’m passionate about bringing the harp to a wider audience and a founding member and collaborator of multiple ensembles, including harp duo (Chroma), a contemporary music group (SHOAL), and an arts organisation delivering a range of South Asian arts in innovative ways (Manasamitra).