Harpy Hour Live - Olivia Jageurs - Live at HAC
Harp request concert
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Olivia is a professional harpist based in London and has recently been awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund Trailblazer for her online concert series Harpy Hour. In March 2020, Olivia launched a weekly request series on Zoom that quickly grew a large audience of regular listeners. Olivia takes audience requests and arranges them for her instrument, with audience members encouraged to tell their personal connections to their song choices. From orchestral reductions of The Lark Ascending and Stravinsky’s The Firebird to pop classics by The Beatles and Noel Coward, anything goes! This concert will be the first integrated live and online event in the Harpy Hour series.
Olivia’s most recent performances in 2021 have been as a soloist at Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings in the Aldeburgh Festival and at Leeds Lieder Festival.
After studying at the University of Manchester, Olivia graduated with a Masters degree from the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 and was a recipient of a Martin Musical Scholarship from the Philharmonia Orchestra. Olivia studied the harp with Gabriella Dall’Olio, Marie Leenhardt and Cathy White.
Following the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s competitive Foyle Future Firsts scheme, she has gone on to play with the UK’s major orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru, Ballet Rambert, London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hallé.
She has worked in the West End, playing in Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds at the Dominion Theatre. She also played in the last two UK arena tours with the show in 2014 and 2018. She has played at Glastonbury Festival in an orchestral tribute to David Bowie and at Montreux Festival with Max Richter and the 12 Ensemble.
In 2017, Olivia’s harp-writing resource 15 second harp was shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. The RPS awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. That year Olivia also founded Bach’n Eggs, London’s first series of classical music brunch concerts, which is regularly listed as one of London’s top pop-up events.
Olivia has played live on BBC Radio 3 a number of times including for the launch of BBC Sounds in 2018, where she played in a pod on the London Eye!
From 2013 - 2019, Olivia has played at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships: entertaining the guests of the Royal Box before and after the women’s and men’s finals.
Since COVID-19 hit Olivia has started a weekly series of concerts every Friday at 6pm BST called “Harpy Hour” playing audience requests (so far there have been over 50 concerts and counting). Virtual tickets are bought by donation through Paypal and guests receive a link to stream the concert via Zoom. The concerts regularly sell out and she has built a regular audience who tune in from the UK, USA, New Zealand and Ireland.
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