Anna Christensen

Harp tutor

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Anna is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Wales, Cardiff. She has recently returned to NZ after more than thirty years spent working all over the UK as a professional harpist performing and teaching. She has played with most of the leading orchestras and appeared at the Proms as well as playing for West End shows and touring musicals.

A varied career has seen her play in outdoor concerts, (often in competition with the worst of British weather), midnight in a disused telephone exchange, outdoors in a football stadium for the Millennium New Year’s celebrations, on TV with the BBC Philharmonic for the Sportsperson of the Year awards, and for numerous weddings in  adventurous locations.

 

She has taught harp at all levels and enjoys the challenge of seeking the best way of developing the skills and musical understanding of students, regardless of age. During the pandemic she began composing music for her students to use and has found composition a new and exciting adventure. She is very much looking forward to meeting the harp students of Wellington Music Centre!