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Piano/Voice/Harp | 77artsacademy.com
Her past teachers and master class instructors include Susann McDonald of Indiana University, Gretchen van Hoesen of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Elizabeth Hainen of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Carolyn Mills of the New Zealand Symphony, and Sioned Williams of the BBC Symphony.
Trust Records - Carolyn Mills
Trust Records - Carolyn Mills Trust Records Carolyn Mills New Zealander Carolyn Mills has been Principal Harpist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 1989. She performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician and is the co-founder of harp and flute duo, Flight. Carolyn has recorded frequently for film, radio, television, and CD, and her appearances have taken her from Carnegie Hall to private functions for heads of state and royalty. Recordings featuring Carolyn Mills Principal Harpist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 1989, Carolyn Mills has also played with the Dallas and Houston Symphonies, and was Principal Harpist of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City. She has performed as soloist with many NZ and US orchestras, and has played to audiences in Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, and Australia. Winner of several top awards, she has worked with many of today's most eminent musicians including Sir Neville Marriner, Kiri Te Kanawa, Yoel Levi, Alexander Lazarev, Gunther Schuller, Tan Dun, and Ray Charles. Carolyn has recorded frequently for film, radio, television, and CD, and her appearances have taken her from Carnegie Hall to private functions for heads of state and royalty. Carolyn is an exponent of new works for harp and has worked closely with New Zealanders Jack Body, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Kenneth Young, Helen Fisher, Michael Norris, Gillian Whitehead, Ross Harris and Gareth Farr. Carolyn presented the world premiere performance of a concerto by Gillian Whitehead, commissioned for her by the NZSO. Carolyn has appeared as part of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, the City of London Festival, the Australian Harp Festival in Adelaide, and the 10th World Harp Congress in Amsterdam. She has toured with Chamber Music New Zealand and the Adam Chamber Music Festival. Recently she completed a solo recital tour of several US cities, performing a number of new works written especially for her. She is co-founder of Flight, with flautist Bridget Douglas, and the duo have performed extensively together since 2000. Their debut CD was recently released on the Atoll label. Carolyn studied the harp with the legendary Lucile Lawrence in Boston and at Tanglewood. Mills teaches both privately and as Artist Teacher at the New Zealand School of Music, and has conducted masterclasses and workshops in several countries.
Biography, CDs, Upcoming Concerts, and more from Carolyn Mills, Principal Harpist, NZSO
Teachers and performers
Carolyn Mills Carolyn Mills is Principal Harpist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She is active as a soloist and chamber musician, and teaches both privately and as Artist Teacher at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington.
Articles- Ingrid Bauer Interview
At that point we asked Carolyn Mills, who's the NZSO harpist, how old you had to be to learn the harp.
She said she would start students at 11, but to learn the piano first.