Lucy Wakeford

Key details:

Strings, Harp & Guitar
Harp Tutor


As well as being a member of The Nash Ensemble, Lucy is currently principal harp with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and a member of the Britten Sinfonia. She was previously principal harp with the Philharmonia Orchestra from 2001 to 2011.

After studying at the Royal College of Music with Marisa Robles, Lucy continued her studies in Paris with Gérard Devos and in London with Skaila Kanga. She has been a prize winner in several international competitions including second prize in the Israel harp competition and first prize in the Cité des Arts international competition held in Paris. Lucy was selected for representation by the Young Concert Artists Trust in 1998.

As a soloist, Lucy has played the Ginastera concerto with the Israel Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profanewith the London Symphony Orchestra, and Mozart’s concerto for flute and harp with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia, among many others.