Welsh harpist Elfair Grug Dyer has recently returned to the UK after living in Bangkok, Thailand for two years working as a harp teacher and harpist in residence at the Tamnak Prathom Harp Centre. Elfair has embarked on a professional career as a harpist; she is a Live Music Now! and Music in Hospitals artist, performing regularly around the UK. She also tours extensively with the CLOUDS Harp Quartet. Elfaircompleted her Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, after gaining her BMus degree at the conservatoire with first class honours in 2011 as an ABRSM Scholar. Elfair is very grateful for the support of the ABRSM, RNCM, Musician’s Benevolent Fund, the Arts Council of Wales, the James Pantyfedwen Foundation and the Elizabeth Evans Trust who all supported her studies. Born in the heart of the Llŷn Peninsula, Elfair has enjoyed many successes at the Welsh Eisteddfodau and festivals.
Elfair is currently busy promoting her debut solo album recorded with SAIN Records, titled Perlau Pefriol / Scintillation which features her favourite music from the harp repertoire that includes many Welsh works.
Elfair's programme will feature pieces from her newest album, such as;
Fantaisie sur un Theme de l'opera Eugene Onegin par Peter Tchaikovsky - Ekaterina Walter Küne
Yr Hydref / Autumn from The Seasons - John Thomas
Andante from Violin Sonata No.2 - J.S.Bach, Transcribed for Harp by Marcel Grandjany (Etude No.6)