Victoria Davies


Image of Victoria Davies playing the harp - "Solo harpist Victoria Davies gave a sensitive performance [of the Ginastera harp concerto] and shone particularly in the central slow movement and the striking cadenza that follows it." — Shelagh Goodwin

Victoria Davis studied the harp under Daphne Boden at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and at the Royal Academy of Music with Skaila Kanga.

While at the RAM she won the Guy McGrath Harp Prize and received the Katie Thomas Memorial Fund award, graduating in June 2005 with a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction.

She was winner of the London Harp Competition in 1999 and 2001, and in 2000 was Principal Harp of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, playing in concert halls throughout the UK and abroad and at a reception given by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Victoria has worked extensively with the Cathedral Choir of Christ Church, Oxford, with whom she has made three
recordings. She appeared with the choir in ‘Britten’s Children’, a BBC 2 documentary about Benjamin Britten’s music for boys’ voices. As soloist, she has performed live on BBC Radio. From January 2006­ - July 2007. Victoria was resident harp teacher at the Tamnak Prathom Harp School in Bangkok, Thailand, where she gave solo and chamber performances, and played with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

Since 2008, Victoria has been living in the Netherlands, where she gained her Masters’ diploma at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, studying under the renowned harp teacher Erika Waardenburg, in 2010. Since that time, she has performed as soloist with Vocaal Talent Nederland, premiered a commissioned work at the November Music Festival, performed with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Bach Choir of the Netherlands, and at the BBC Proms and the Opera Comique, Paris, with the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardner. Her ensemble, Trio Concordia, performs regularly at concert venues across the Netherlands, and has been featured on the programme Opium op 4 on Radio 4.

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