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Alice Giles

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28 Aug 2019

Experience the warmth and beauty of the harp at our first Musica Viva Sessions for 2019, featuring one of the world’s leading harpists, Alice Giles.

Set within the inspiring architecture and memorials of the Sydney Jewish Museum, Alice presents an intimate solo recital of some of her favourite works, performed on her electro-acoustic harp.

Join us for pre-concert drinks or arrive from 5.30pm to view the Museum’s exhibitions, including the celebratory exploration of music in Jewish life – ‘Jukebox Jewbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl’.

Presented in collaboration with Sydney Jewish Museum. Funded by the NSW Government.

Alice Giles AM is celebrated as one of the world’s leading harpists. First Prize winner of the Eighth Israel International Harp Contest, she has had a wide and varied international solo career, from London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Merkin, ‘Y’ and Carnegie Halls, to Mawson Station, Antarctica, and continues to tour annually in the USA, Europe and Asia. She was regarded by Luciano Berio as the foremost interpreter of his Sequenza II, and as Director of the Seven Harp Ensemble (SHE) has commissioned many new works by Australian composers as well as a complete program of solo works for the electro-acoustic harp.

A guest artist at numerous festivals, including Marlboro Music, Scotia Festival, Schleswig-Holstein and Insel Hombroich Festivals in Germany, Bath Mozartfest, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, and the Adelaide, Huntington, Canberra, Barossa, and Four Winds festivals; Alice has also appeared as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Zürich, Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, English Symphony Orchestra, Mainzer Kammerorchester, Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra and regularly with all the major Australian symphony and chamber orchestras.

Alice was Artistic Director of the World Harp Congress Sydney 2014, founding Director of the non-profit company Harp Centre Australia, and is currently Lecturer in Harp at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She was awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘significant service to the performing arts as a harpist, mentor and educator, and through contributions to Australia’s musical landscape.’

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Event Dates

  • Sydney 28 Aug 2019 6:30 PM


Sold Out - No tickets available at the door 

Ticket includes Museum entry and glass of wine


Sydney Jewish Museum
‚Äč148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Access to Museum from 5.30pm