Nicola Veal Harpist
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Concert performances

Nicola Veal - Harp Music

I am available as a concert harpist, both as a soloist and as an ensemble player.

I have played with numerous different ensembles, both professional and amateur, which has given me a wide and varied performing experience.


Recitals
  • C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G for Harp
  • Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1, trans. H. Renie
  • Gabriel Faure: Impromptu for Harp, op. 86
  • Marcel Grandjany: Rhapsodie
  • Alphonse Hasselsmans: Gitana - Caprice for Harp, op. 21
  • Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Harp
  • William Mathias: Sonata for Harp
  • Sergui Natra: Sonatina for Harp
  • John Parry: Sonata in D major
  • Camille Saint-Saens: Fantaisie, op. 95
  • Carlos Salzedo: Suite of Eight Dances (selection)
  • Marcel Tournier: Jazz-Band, op. 33
  • Albert Zabel: La Source, op. 23

Please see the music page for shorter pieces that can be included in solo recitals.

If you are interested in a solo performance, please contact me to discuss possible programme combinations.

Small Ensemble and Solo Accompaniment Performances

Over recent years there have been a number of choral works written which predominantly feature the harp. I have performed the following with various different choral groups.

  • Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (ensemble version)
  • Benjamin Britten: Ceremony of Carols
  • John Rutter: Requiem (ensemble version)
  • John Rutter: Dancing Day
Orchestral Performances

Since leaving the post of principal harpist with the Kent County Youth Orchestra and the University of Nottingham Philharmonia, I have enjoyed playing with a number of different orchestras throughout Kent and the South East, under numerous professional conductors. From this I have gained a wide knowledge of different works, including:

  • Georges Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suites 1 and 2
  • Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Alexander Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
  • Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
  • Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
  • Benjamin Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Frederick Delius: Walk to the Paradise Garden
  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Edward Elgar: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2
  • Edward Elgar: Falstaff Symphonic Study for Full Orchestra
  • Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
  • Manuel de Falla: The Three Cornered Hat, Suite II
  • Gabriel Faure: Requiem
  • Gustav Holst: The Planets, orchestral suite
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
  • Serge Prokoviev: Romeo and Juliet Orchestral Suite
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
  • Ottorino Respighi: The Fountains of Rome Symphonic Poem
  • John Rutter: Requiem
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
  • Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Waltz Suite
  • Peter Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Suite from the Ballet (including harp cadenza)
  • Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite from the Ballet (including harp cadenza)
  • Peter Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Job, A Masque for Dancing
  • Guiseppe Verdi: Force of Destiny Overture
  • Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebstod from Tristan und Isolde
  • William Walton: Belshazzer's Feast

And many more!


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