"scrupulous attention to the harp's dynamic and rhythmic possibilities" The Times
2019 Concerts

27 July - 1 August Eleanor Turner and Lisa Nelsen perform and coach a flute and harp course at the Aberystwyth Festival

Price Drop! approx. cost £500, please contact Joan at musicfest@aber.ac.uk or on 01970 612034

Ages 16+ accomodation at the University. Grade 6 level or higher. You do not need to already have a flautist! You will be given one on the course, there are many more flautists than harpists. Full event programme here.


Day 1. Saturday 27 July Arrive midday, coaching sessions, meet the flautists, pair up, relax and enjoy evening concert featuring In Ireland for flute, harp and orchestra, by Hamilton Harty (often played as a flute and harp duo)

Day 2. Sunday 28 July full day of harp/flute classes, rehearsing and coaching sessions, plus 1.30pm Tutors' Concert: Aquilae Trio Concert by Lisa Nelsen, Eleanor Turner and Cath Leech featuring Debussy's Trio, Sylvain Blassel's transcription of Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre and the World Premiere of Arlene Sierra's new trio 'A Study in Choreography'. 2.30pm-3.30pm workshop with Arlene Sierra, open to the public.

Day 3. Monday 29 July more coaching, harp class with Eleanor, Claire Jones harp ensemble concert in the Great Hall.

Day 4. Tuesday 30th July rehearsals, coaching sessions, harp class and Ravel Introduction and Allegro prep.

Day 5. Wednesday 31st July 1.30pm Tutors' Concert with Solem Quartet, Lisa Nelsen and David Campbell joining Eleanor Turner for Ravel's Introduction and Allegro septet, followed by 2.30-3.30pm public masterclass/talk about that piece.

6.30pm Student Concert Flute and Harp Showcase!

8pm Concert that evening featuring Orion Orchestra with Rautavaara's 'Concerto for Arctic Birds and Orchestra' as well as Respighi's The Birds.

Day 6. Optional for harpists to stay over until 1st August and if they wish, to continue working with their flautist/s. 


A paid position (£250 plus free accommodation and be a course participant - self-catering) for an advanced 18+ year old who can attend from at least Sunday 28th July until the evening of Saturday 3rd August, or until the morning of 4th August, to play in the concert on 3rd August and take advantage of all opportunities on the flute and harp course, including playing in the concert and possibly also playing in the orchestral concert on Wednesday 31st July. TBC. Apply by emailing or calling Joan at musicfest@aber.ac.uk or on 01970 612034 Any questions about the music or the schedule/programme can be directed to Eleanor Turner info@eleanorturner.com

2 August Eleanor performs with Voces8 at Milton Abbey, Dorset

7-11 August Ruth Faber Teenage Harp Course, Eleanor is a tutor. Street, near Glastonbury

COURSE RECITAL 'SEASONS OF THE HARP' with Keziah Thomas and Eleanor Turner 7.30pm Friday 9th August Donations Welcome, music from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla, plus duets by Reich and Brandee Younger. Johnson Hall, Millfield School, Street, BA16 0YD

15-18 August Purbeck Folk Festival

21 September Eleanor Turner performs with the English Baroque Chamber Ensemble at St. George's Church, Bristol

12 October Eleanor, Rowena Calvert and Milos Milivojevic perform at the Hertford International Concert Series