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

Eleanor Turner is a harpist and composer who creates unique shows for herself and her ensembles to perform worldwide.

Eleanor's news

Hello and welcome to my website. If you are a harpist looking for lessons or coaching, I have (Oct '23) opened up a few lesson times. Please see my Teaching page for my online calendar where you can book straight in. 

EXCITING AWARD I am thrilled to announce that I have won the UKHA (United Kingdom Harp Association) Creative Fund to deliver a Bollywood hybrid (live and online) Workshop with tabla player Mendi Singh. Stay tuned for this, probably to be held in January at Pilgrim Harps' (new) showroom in Horley.

Eleanor is also pleased to be tutoring online for the wonderful 'Little Harp Social' franchise, devised by Keziah Thomas with unique books, backing tracks and other learning materials. Eleanor is currently teaching two Level One courses and looks forward to taking many of the students through to higher levels of learning, all in a fun and social way!

Upcoming concerts

Saturday 2nd December 7.30pm Berkhamsted Civic Centre, a Christmas concert by Eleanor Turner on harp, Natalie Klouda on violin, Clare O'Connell on cello and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist extraordinaire, Clara Sanabras. This incredible team of musicians are joined together by musical and family connections going back over twenty years and they absolutely set the stage on fire together! Please join them for a memorable and special evening of music, ranging from 14th Century Italian dances to Debussy and contemporary songs by Clara Sanabras, with lyrics by William Shakespeare! Tickets are £20 and available via the Berkhamsted Music website here: https://www.berkhamstedmusic.co.uk/event/behind-the-mirror-2-12-23/

Thursday 14th December 6pm Relaxed Sanctuary at Stamford's United Reformed Church (Star Lane, Stamford, PE9 1PE) for families and young people with additional needs or anyone who feels they would enjoy a performance where the audience doesn't sit still and have to keep quiet. This is a 40 minute session which starts and ends with sound relaxation and has 20-25 minutes of live music, as well as a very short sharing of topical thoughts by the Reverend Peter Stevenson. Suggested donation £5 per family for those who can. Musicians Lisa Nelsen (flute) and Eleanor Turner (harp) will play festive and classical music. 

Thursday 14th December 8pm Sanctuary at Stamford's United Reformed Church, Star Lane, PE9 1PE. This performance will be by Lisa Nelsen and Eleanor Turner and the topic for reflection is kindness, led by Rev Peter Stevenson. Music starts at 7.55pm and doors open at 7.45pm. Donations are very welcome and go towards the musicians who are performing. Music will be classical and topical but not festive for this performance.

For future concerts, please see the Concerts page.

New Publication

Danse du voile by Francisco de Lacerda is now available in Eleanor's shop - click on the button below to go straight to the sheet music!

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ENSO CARDS. Currently Sold Out for the second time! Reviews:

Review in UKHA magazine, Spring 2021 online, by Katherine Thomas: Click here for 1 page PDF

Review in Pan magazine, July 2021, by Carla Rees: Click here for 1 page PDF