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Claire-Marie Haynes (Harp) Profile

Claire-Marie's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: New London Sinfonia.
  • Shows: Carousel.

other items of interest …

  • Ålesund Symphoniokester
  • Universitet Aula Orkester, Oslo
  • Royal Borough Youth Opera Company, Eton
  • Amadeus Orchestra
  • Marlow Community Choir Orchestra
  • St Bartholomew's Church Orchestra, Birmingham
  • Queen's Park Sinfonia
  • Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra
  • Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra
  • Guildford Symphony Orchestra

Claire-Marie's chamber experience includes:

  • Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber concert series 2010, string trio
  • FiftyOneStrings, Harp and Viola duo, established in December 2012
  • Bax Sonata with Viola player Turh Woolley, January 2013
  • Korchinska Trio, Flute, Harp and Viola, established in January 2013
  • Bax Elegiac Trio with Ruth Woolley and Heather Roach, January 2013
  • London Chamber Music Series, Kings Place with FiftyOneStrings performing works by Tertis, Bax, Elgar and Mathews, Mar 2013
  • Dumbleton Hall Hotel Chamber Recital with Korchinska Trio, April 2013, performing works by Bax, Debussy and Beethoven

Claire first started Violin at the age of 6, and thanks to a thriving musical community, she soon began lessons on the Piano and Recorder. At the age of 15, Claire was fortunate enough to commence studies on the Harp with a County Scholarship at the High Wycombe Music Centre, and after only three years (and endless hours of practice!), she was accepted onto the Harp course at Birmingham Conservatoire.

After joining Birmingham Conservatoire, studying under Catherine White, Claire took part in numerous concerts in both Birmingham and London having been conducted by notable conductors such as Elgar Howarth, Michael Seale, Lionel Friend and Edward Gardner. Whilst studying at Birmingham conservatoire, Claire was accepted on an Erasmus exchange program at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo in 2010 and studied under Willy Postma in Autumn 2011. Claire has been in masterclasses taken by Isabelle Perrin, David Watkins, Imogen Barford, Charlotte Seale, Lucy Wakeford, Sunniva Rødland Wettre, Danielle Perrett, Skaila Kanga, Sebastian Lipmann, Catrin Finch and Eira Lynn Jones. Claire is now the Harpist of Ålesund Symphony Orchestra in Northern Norway, Queen's Park Sinfonia in the West Midlands, and is hired regularly as a freelance Harpist throughout London and the South East.

Highlights of Claire's career to date have been taking part in a live broadcast of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker on the Norwegian Radio Station NRK, and playing in Kings Place, London, with the London Chamber Music Society. More recently Claire played in a collaborative orchestral recording of Rimsy-Korsakov's Scheherazade which was broadcasted live on BBC radio in April 2014. In May 2014, Claire played Rutter's Requiem with the Jersey Festival Choir Orchestra which was also broadcasted live.

Since graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2013, Claire now teaches Harp, and Music Theory from her home in Chiswick. Working at both Chelsea Quavers and Chiswick Gymboree, Claire has a wealth of experience teaching large groups of children and taking music workshops for young children. Claire is available to hire for weddings, private functions and events, and regularly gives concerts and recitals not only as a soloist, but also in chamber groups and in orchestras as a freelance Harpist.


Graduate studies

  • Birmingham Conservatoire BMus (hons), 2009 - present
  • Norwegian Academy of Music, Autumn 2011

TeachersCatherine White, Willy Postma, Daphne Boden.

Masterclasses: Isabelle Perrin, David Watkins, Imogen Barford, Charlotte Seale, Lucy Wakeford, Sunnica Rødland Wettre, Danielle Pettett, Skaila Kanga, Sebastian Lipmann, Catrin Finch, Eira Lynn Jones

Claire-Marie joined Morgensterns in February 2014

Claire-Marie's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


Claire-Marie Haynes (Harp) Profile

Teaching experience

  • Over eight years of experience teaching privately throughout Buckinghamshire and the West Midlands.
  • Head of Harp at Milton Keynes Music Service 2012-2013.
  • Workshop leader and instrument demonstrator with Chelsea Quavers, London.
  • Teacher at Gymboree Chiswick.
  • Regularly gives masterclasses on Harp, Violin, Piano and Recorder.
  • Teaches up to grade 8 theory privately.


Claire-Marie Haynes (Harp) Profile

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