"endless energy, mesmerising talent and unswerving commitment" Julian Bigg, Conductor
Eleanor Turner is a harpist and composer who creates unique shows for herself and her ensemble to perform worldwide. She is a member of contemporary folk band Ranagri, a leading expert on contemporary harp music, a composer and producer.
Eleanor's news, online courses and live streams
Next public concerts:
LIVE IN PERSON Wednesday 18th August Harp, flute and cello trio concert at Gaulby Church, near Leicester 6.30pm-8pm, £12, £10 concessions, children free) picnic boxes £10pp (all diets catered for) by The Table for the interval (must be ordered by Wed 11 August) Ticket sales are open: Phone Hilary on 07970718987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lisa Nelsen (flute), Julian Metzger (cello) and Eleanor Turner (harp) will perform music by Haydn, Debussy, Bach, Dario Marianelli and others.
Wednesday 25th August to Saturday 28th August Virtual Online Harp Summer School 2021 (glasburyarts.co.uk) Sign ups still possible up to the start of the course (you'll be sent music) for this special, community filled ALL AGES online harp course where you will learn from up to six international tutors! Ailie Robertson, Adriano Sangineto and Gwenan Gibbard will coach three groups from intermediate level upwards, Eleri Darkins, Manon Browning and Emily Harris will tutor beginner and elementary level groups, with some tutor rotation and 'visits' from the artistic director, Eleanor Turner. There will also be social time and concerts/workshops to relax to and gain inspiration from.
Monday 30th August Tala Tarang at Stamford Diversity Festival - 12pm on the Recreation Ground, Stamford, Lincolnshire. World music acts plus international food, drink, arts and crafts all day. Support the community and celebrate our wonderful, eclectic and increasingly diverse town. Article about this amazing festival here: https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/diversity-festival-to-be-held-in-town-9128227/
Get Ready for Grades Level 3 is now LIVE online at Eleanor's Online Harp School at Teachable. Click this link to view the course curriculum and enjoy a free preview of two of the ten lessons! Get Ready for Grades Level 3 | Eleanor Turner's Online Harp School (teachable.com)
Please find below a new mixtape of six pieces curated by Eleanor and cellist and fellow composer Clare O'Connell. Recently launched as a duo, the pair are working on collecting their sonic inspirations as they create an album of pieces inspired by the novel Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter. Clare and Ellie have released a couple of videos so far on their youtube channel, YouTube.com/oconnellandturner and you can also follow and support them on Bandcamp at OConnellandTurner.Bandcamp.com
ENSO CARDS. The Kickstarter backers have received their boxes and they seem to be very well received! If you would like to buy a set of the cards, there is one box left via this website, on the Shop page. Reviews coming soon!
COURSE online for Advanced Harpists! Elizabeth Bass, international competition winner, chamber musician, orchestral harpist and tutor has created an online course specifically for Eleanor Turner's Teachable platform. The course is just £40 or £70 including a one on one lesson over Zoom with Elizabeth (at your mutual convenience). It's called The Imagination Feeds The Technique. If you support Eleanor on Patreon you have access to a big discount, too.
Ellie has a YouTube account YouTube.com/EleanorStrings so please do visit and please Subscribe while you're there. Follow Eleanor @eleanorstrings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Soundcloud for news, uploads, videos and creative vibrations!
Book Ellie for a remote recording session, via the website SoundBetter.com. Here's a link to her profile: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/232852-eleanor-turner
THE THREE WAVES Eleanor's course on Indian classical music is online at eleanorturner.teachable.com. It is a co-production between her and Mendi Singh in which you learn the basics of Indian classical music: Ragas, Rhythm and Rhetoric. Learn how to explore the Charukeshi and Asavari raags, Taal - the system of beat cycles in Indian classical music, and the kind of shapes and gestures used in improvisations. It's suitable for lever and pedal harpists of all levels and is currently being enjoyed by other instrumentalists, too! Try this taster page now: https://eleanorturner.teachable.com/courses/the-three-waves-harp-and-tabla-experience-by-tala-tarang/lectures/17552861
The course was made with support from the UKHA (United Kingdom Harp Association) and can be accessed for FREE if you are a member of the UKHA, via a coupon code that you get via the Members Only section of their new website, www.ukharp.net. If you're not a UKHA member, and you don't even need to be a harp player to take the course, you can access the course for $50 or for just £10 if you support Eleanor via Patreon.