Aisha Palmer

Harp – Salvi Aurora, ‘Promenaders – Charles Steer

My music career started at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, aged 8. My principal instrument the Piano. I was later introduced to the Harp and Guitar, the Harp becoming a joint principal instrument with the Piano. At the RWCMD I achieved DipABRSM on the Piano and Grade 8 on the Guitar enabling me to be a member of the National Youth Guitar Ensemble.
My Harp career intensified when I began winning at the National/ Urdd Eisteddfodau, most recently at the 2020 Eisteddfod T winning first prize in the category solo instrumentalist age 19-25.

I won first prize in the Francis Jeffries Competition leading me to perform the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the Rhondda Symphony Orchestra. I became a permanent member of the orchestra performing at venues including the BBC Hoddinott Hall.

I was selected to play in the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and performed at St Davids, Hereford Cathedral and St Davids Hall in Cardiff.

I joined the London Opera Production Limited who bring together children, all with disabilities working on a programme of music to create a small theatre production.

At the end of my time in the RWCMD I was awarded the Junior Conservatoire Principal Prize. September 2019, I started at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Karen Vaughan working towards my Bachelor of Music. I was the harpist for the First Year Masters Conductors Concert at RAM. Looking forward to my second year and all the opportunities to come.