Elen Vining ~ Harpist
About Elen Vining

Photograph of harpist Elen ViningElen Vining BMus(Hons) - Born in Wales, Elen was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf and at Cardiff University, where she obtained an Honours Degree in Music.

She started learning the harp whilst at primary school and later studied under Valerie Aldrich-Smith, Principal Harpist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, qualifying at Grade 8 with Distinction in the examinations of the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music.

Elen has played the harp professionally for twenty years, performing at venues all over Wales and England for weddings and other events.

Elen also runs Telynau Vining Harps - distributors of Camac Harps in UK & Ireland and Rowlands Music Store.

"Thanks very much for playing for our American friends tonight. They all thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't believe the variety of music you were able to perform for them on what they thought was a traditional instrument."
Amy, private dinner in Newport
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