Acclaimed by the New York Concert Review as ‘Stupendous…totally original and engaging’, at her Carnegie Hall debut recital, British harpist Keziah Thomas enjoys a reputation of a lively and engaging performer and educator. Her work in expanding the repertoire for concert harp has led to the creation of the first solo arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and an album of commissioned and previously unrecorded contemporary works hailed as an ‘imaginatively programmed, winningly played recital’ by the BBC Music Magazine.
Keziah is principal harp with the Covent Garden Sinfonia and has appeared in major venues and festivals throughout the world including a solo tour of Japan for Aoyama Harps and performances at the 8th, 9th and 10th World Harp Congresses in Geneva, Dublin and Amsterdam.
The winner of the London Harp Competition, the Camac Harp Competition and the Contemporary Record Society Performing Artists Competition, Keziah Thomas holds an ARCM diploma and bachelors degree from the Royal College of Music and was taught by Danielle Perrett, Daphne Boden and Alison Nicholls.
Keziah is a creative educator and entrepreneur and is the founder of two popular harp programmes; Retreat to the Harp, a series of workshops and study weekends that bring together those who share her love of the harp and Little Harp Social, the group learning programme for adults. Keziah is assistant professor of harp at the Guildhall School and a resident musician for the charity Breathe.