Samaya Vert - Harpist
This harpist graduated in 2013 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, with a BMus First Class Honours Degree in harp performance and gaining a high Distinction in an LTCL Diploma for Music Teaching.
Born in Leicestershire, and previously a music scholar at Oakham School, she has been playing harp since she was 7 years old. She studies under Gabriella Dall’Olio, and studies early music on the triple harp with Frances Kelly. She has gained a Scholarship to continue her studies on a Masters of Music Performance course, and has been awarded a Musicians Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Performance Award. Alongside these prestigious awards she was also presented with a Penske Automotive Scholarship and City Livery Club Prize.?
Shge has won many prizes for her playing in festivals and competitions, including Leicester Young Performer of the Year aged just 13 and the John Marson Harp Prize in 2012, leading to a solo recital at St. Martin in the Fields, London. She was principal harpist with the CBSO Youth Orchestra for six years, a position she also held with the award-winning Northampton Youth Orchestra from the age of twelve until leaving to start her studies at music conservatoire. She has participated in many masterclasses with such eminent harpists as Fabrice Pierre, Sylvain Blassel, Letitzia Belmondo and Elizabeth Fontan Binoche.?
She had her concerto debut at St John’s, Smith Square, London, at the age of 15, and has travelled widely with her harp, playing both solo and orchestral works in Spain, Belgium, France and Portugal. She has played in many prestigious venues in the UK including The Royal Albert Hall, London Barbican, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Festival Hall at London’s South Bank. ?
Regularly invited to play for dignitaries, she has performed for members of the Royal family, including Her Majesty the Queen, and also for Lord Lieutenants. She has worked closely with composer Amir Sadeghi, with whom she has recorded a world premiere with the Marson Harp Trio for BBC Television, and also regularly plays as part of a flute and harp duo with Alice Thompson, a clarinet and harp duo with Christopher Hatton and with Soprano, Emma-Claire Crook. ?
She has a love of orchestral playing, regularly performing with orchestras such as the Leicester Symphony Orchestra and the Bardi Orchestra at Leicester's De Montfort Hall. She has also worked under many eminent conductors including Sakari Oramo, Edward Gardner, Jac Van Steen, Andris Nielson, Claus Efland, Rainer Hersch among others.
A highly popular performer at weddings and corporate events she has played for many prestigious clients, including new launches of BMW and for Frank Benbini of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals on his CD, “Smiles for Miles”.
She is grateful to be supported by the Sir Andrew Martin Trust, The Gordon Robinson Memorial Trust, The Norman Gill Trust and The Dorothy Johnson Trust.
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Samaya Vert - Harpist Repertoire
- Air on a G string - Bach, J.S.
- Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba - Handel, G.F.
- Ave Maria - Bach, J.S.
- Ave Maria - Schubert, Franz
- Bridal march from Lohengrin - Wagner, Richard
- Canon in D - Pachelbel, Johann
- Chaconne - Clarke, Jeremiah
- Concerto in B flat No.6 Op.4 - Handel, G.F.
- Fantaisie sur l'opera "Eugene Onegin" - Kune, E. Walter
- Fantasie, Opus 35 - Spohr, Louis
- Greensleeves - Anonymous
- Ground in F with Variation - Purcell, Henry
- Ground in F with variations - Purcell, Henry
- Hornpipe - Purcell, Henry
- Impromptu - Caprice, Opus 9 - Pierne, Gabriel
- Impromptu, Opus 86 - Faure, Gabriel
- Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 suite, Opus 83. - Britten, Benjamin
- Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S Bach
- La Source, Opus 44 - Hasselmans, Alphonse
- Milonga para Amar - Ortiz, Alfredo Rolando
- Nocturne - Glinka, Mikhall
- Oh mio Babbino Caro - Puccini, Giacomo
- Rhapsody - Paganini, Niccolo
- Sept Sonates - Naderman, F. Joseph
- Sonata No. 1 in D major - Parry, John
- Sonata No. 2 in G major - Parry, John
- The Flower Duet from Lakme - The Delibes, Leo
- The Minstrel's Adieu to his Native Land - Thomas, John
- The Swan - Saint Saens, Camille
- Theme and Variations - Thomas, John
- Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell, Henry
- Watching the Wheat - Thomas, John
Harp concertos and chamber music
- Concerto in B flat, Opus 4 No.6 - Handel, G.F.
- Concerto for Harp and Flute and Orchestra - Mozart, W.A.
- Danse sacree et danse profane - Debussy, Claude
- Introduction and Allegro (Hp String Qtet, Fl & Cl) - Ravel, Maurice
Popular/ Jazz/ Film/ Musicals
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- Music from Evita
- Music from Harry Potter
- Music from Les Miserables
- Music from The Phantom of the Opera
- Music from The Sound of Music
- Music by Coldplay
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Sherwin, Manning
- All I Ask Of You - Lloyd Webber, Andrew
- An American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin, George
- Angel Of Music - Lloyd Webber, Andrew
- Around the Clock Suite - Chertok, Pearl
- Beauty And The Beast - Menken, Alan
- Cavatina from The Deer Hunter - Myers, Stanley
- Colors of the wind (Pocahontas) - Menken, Alan
- Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Lloyd Webber, Andrew
- Edelweiss - Rogers and Hammerstein
- Evergreen - Westlife
- Fields of Gold - Sting
- From This Moment On - Twain, Shania.
- Memory - Lloyd Webber, Andrew
- Misty - Garner, Erroll
- My Heart Will Go On from 'Titanic' - Horner, James
- Over the Rainbow - Cassidy, Eva
- Send In The Clowns - Sondheim, Stephen
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow
- Starlight Express - Lloyd Webber, Andrew
- The Music of The Night - Lloyd Webber, Andrew
- The Wind Beneath My Wings - Middler, Bette
- Think of Me - Lloyd Webber, Andrew
- Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers.
- We'll Gather Lilacs - Norvello, Ivor
- Bendemeer's Stream
- Danny Boy
- Down by the Salley Gardens
- Merch Megan
- My Garten Mothers Lullaby
- My Lagen Love
- O'Carolans Dream
- Scarborough Fair
- She Moved Through the Fair
- The Ash Grove
- The Kerry Dance
- The Lark in the Clear Air
- The Nightingale
- The Rose of Tralee
- Tis the Last Rose of Summer
- Watching the Wheat
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- Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna - Film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
- Mere Humsafar - Film: Refugee
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- Mere Mehboob mere Sanam - Film: Duplicate
- Mere Rang Mein - Film: Maine Pyaar Kiya
- Mujhe Rang De - Film: Thakshak
- Na Tum Jana Na Hum - Film: Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
- Naya Naya Dhula Dhula - Film: Filhaal
- Raat Ki Hatheli Par - Film: Refugee
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- Soni Soni - Film: Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
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- Tu Hi meri Shab Hai - Film: Gangster
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