A Christmas Scene - Instrumentalists
Sharron Griffiths - Harp
Sharron started playing the harp at the age of ten in her native Wales. She has pursued a diverse and varied career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in recitals on the concert platform, and in recordings and radio broadcasts.
Sharron works regularly with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Sharron is a keen soloist and chamber musician, having recently appeared as soloist with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. She is a member of the innovative Bardic Trio [with Tenor, Jamie MacDougall & Guitarist, Matthew McAllister], of a Flute, Viola and Harp Trio with Ruth Morley [Flute] and Scott Dickinson [Viola] and of Clyde Duo with flautist Aisling Agnew. Sharron has performed in recitals across the country, including at the St Magnus Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Lammermuir Festival, Sound Festival, T in the Park and Celtic Connections.
Sharron teaches the harp for the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and Douglas Academy and is a regular harp tutor for the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, being a consultant for the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland’s Harp Training Ensemble.
David Gerrard - Organ
David Gerrard performs on the harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano and organ. In demand as a continuo player, David has performed at home and abroad with both modern and period instrument groups including Dunedin Consort, The English Concert, English Touring Opera, Hebrides Ensemble, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Opera Settecento, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and The Sixteen. A skilled choir trainer and conductor, he has held appointments as Organ Scholar at Canterbury Cathedral and Magdalen College, Oxford, and as Assistant Organist at Paisley Abbey.
David graduated with double first-class honours in Music from the University of Oxford, followed by a master's degree in Early Keyboard Performance from the University of Edinburgh where he is undertaking doctoral research (generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council). With experience working as a harpsichord technician and restorer, he has begun building early keyboard instruments.