Ticket £18. Concession £16.
June 22, 2022 at 2:00pm. Duration: 70 mins
Westray Parish Kirk
OLIVER WASS Harp
Scarlatti Sonata K.77
Bach French Suite no 3 in B minor BWV 814
Oliver Leith Pushing my Thumb Through a Plate
Ravel À la manière de Chabrier
Ravel À la manière de Borodin
Ravel Jeux d’eau
Prokofiev Two Movements from Romeo and Juliet
De Falla Spanish Dance from La Vida Breve
Mullov-Abbado Red Ruth
Wilhelm Posse Carnival of Venice Variations
Oliver Wass presents a whirlwind tour round Europe with a fascinating programme of music which exploits the full virtuosic range of the concert harp. Wass holds a First Class Masters Degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studied with Imogen Barford however he originally graduated from the University of York with a different discipline altogether with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry. He has won the Suoni d’Arpa International Competition in Italy, the Jury Prize at the International Harp Competition in Szeged, Hungary, and Second Prize at the Bromsgrove International Competition. In May 2016 he became the first harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal – the Guildhall’s most prestigious prize. Previous winners of the competition include Jacqueline du Pré, Bryn Terfel and Tasmin Little.