From 19:00 HARP THEMED CANDLELIT DINNER Venue: MICHELANGELO RESTAURANT, 31, St. Thomas Street, Ryde PO33 2DL Tel. 01983 811966 3 courses, Harp themed Menu, £30 p.p. Booking essential
Harpist: Bethan Watson
Welsh harpist BETHAN began harp lessons at the age of nine through the Peripatetic Music Service. She continued her studies through comprehensive school before gaining a place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff where she studied under the guidance of renowned harpist Meinir Heulyn. After gaining a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours, Bethan furthered her education by attaining a degree in Business Management. While studying at the RWCMD she joined the Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and participated in masterclasses with distinguished harpists such as Isabelle Perrin, Caryl Thomas and Frances Kelly.
Bethan enjoys performing for concerts, corporate events and weddings. She also enjoys teaching privately and is passionate about introducing people to the harp. For over twelve years Bethan worked for the famous Italian harp manufacturer Salvi Harps. After a UK company restructure she embarked on a new challenge by establishing The Harp Studio in Newport (Gwent) where she is an authorised dealer of Salvi, Lyon & Healy, and Teifi Harps. The Harp Studio also supplies music and strings to customers around the globe. www.theharpstudio.co.uk
Harp On Wight is sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight, The UK Harp Association and Wightlink Ferries