Free Music Friday at the Met with Harpist Megan Morris
Welsh harpist Megan Morris is a graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is much in demand as a solo harpist and chamber musician across Wales. Born in the Vale of Glamorgan, Megan attended a Welsh medium primary school where she started learning the harp at the age of 8.
Megan received her Bachelor of Music (Hons) in 2015 after studying Harp Performance for 4 years with renowned harpist Caryl Thomas at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Most recently, Megan has set up a successful partnership (Babis Bach Babies) with fellow RWCMD graduate Ellie Ayling. They run bilingual storytelling and live music sessions for pre-school children across South Wales. (www.babisbachbabies.co.uk). Megan has also been working with Live Music Now and most recently the Lullaby Project, a Carnegie Hall initiative, pairing mothers and babies with musicians to write a lullaby in which they perform and record. Through the same organisation, which was set up by the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Megan had a one year placement at Ysgol y Deri, delivering music sessions to children with special needs.
Past performances include playing her own arrangements on the Jagger and Woody show (Heart Radio), a performance at The Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition (July '17). In 2016, Megan performed twice for visiting ministers of the British-Irish Brexit Summit at Hensol Castle and the Senedd. Guests included Arlene Foster and Carwyn Jones.
The previous year, Megan performed on separate occasions for the Vice Premier of China and the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom during their visits to Cardiff. The same year, she was invited by the Welsh Government to perform for their St David's Day Celebrations at Le Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Westminster. Megan performed for HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Pembrokeshire in 2014 and she also performed for HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their St David's Day visit to Cardiff in 2013.
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