Milo Harper is making a name for himself as one of the foremost young British harpists: he strives to reveal the diverse capabilities of the harp by playing a variety of genres (original works and transcriptions).


Currently based in New York City, Milo completed his Bachelor of Music at the Royal Academy of Music where he received the D Day Fund Award and the Robert Alva Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement. He studied with Karen Vaughan (LSO) and Skaila Kanga (Abbey Road Studios) and has won numerous competitions including the Camac Harp Competition 2018, the North London Festival President's Prize Competition 2018, and the Royal Academy of Music's Guy Magrath Harp Prize 2019.


Milo is passionate about sharing the potential of the harp globally; he gave a solo recital at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong 2017, concerto performances in the UK, Zurich, Hong Kong, Singapore, and was Principal Harp of the European Union Youth Orchestra. He is also the harpist for the LGT Young Soloists; a unique orchestra described by Fanfare as 'one of the finest youth orchestras in Europe'. With them he has been featured on three CDs for Sony/RCA Red Seal Records. Previously he was Principal Harp for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.


Milo is currently undertaking his Masters at the Mannes School of Music in New York City where he was awarded the President’s Scholarship to study with Emmanuel Ceysson (Met Opera). He is also generously sponsored by the Hattori Foundation, the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

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