The Feminine Musique

World Harp Competition semifinalist Abigail Kent presents her original program: The Feminine Musique.

“I am a musician who happens to play the harp. I am a woman and this influences my artistic identity. Today there is a majority of female performing harpists but not many of them compose. My creative work is inspired by female musical pioneers including the maverick 12th Century St. Hildegard von Bingen, Grainne Hambly – Ireland’s great traditional harper, Lili Boulanger – first female to win Prix de Rome, Germaine Tailleferre – only female of “Le Six,” and Henriette Renie – brilliant and unsurpassed.
My artistic vision, honed through years of exploring many genres and instruments, embraces versatility, collaboration, and innovation. Finding my “muse” has been a deeply satisfying and enriching journey ending with my embracing both the Celtic and pedal harp. I feel a deep connection to this instrument and it is now my chosen tool to express my creative vision.”

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 Number of Week1
 Open: 12 May 2018
 17:30 - 18:15

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