Milo Harper strives to reveal the diverse possibilities of the harp to his audiences by exploring a variety of genres and sound-worlds. Within his performances, Milo aims to expand upon the notion of the capabilities of his instrument by presenting unique programmes consisting of both original works and transcriptions.
Milo is currently pursuing graduate studies at The New School's Mannes School of Music in New York City, where he was awarded the President’s Scholarship to study with Emmanuel Ceysson (Metropolitan Opera). He completed his Bachelor of Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London 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 nuances of the harp globally; he gave a solo recital at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong (2017) and concerto performances in the UK, Zurich, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He was Principal Harp of the European Union Youth Orchestra (2019) and is a Britten-Pears Young Artist (2020). He is also the harpist for the LGT Young Soloists, an orchestra described by Fanfare as 'one of the finest youth orchestras in Europe', with whom he has been featured on several albums released by Sony/RCA Red Seal Records. Previously, he was Principal Harp for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Milo is sponsored by the Hattori Foundation, the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.