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Alis appointed as new official harpist.

ALIS HUWS has become the new Official Harpist to the Prince of Wales, becoming the sixth person to take on the role since the Prince reinstated the post in 2000.

The internationally-acclaimed musician was last night performing her first piece as Royal Harpist during a musical evening hosted at the Prince's official Welsh residence - Llwynywermod in Llandovery.

The evening also featured performances from members of Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

The Prince of Wales reinstated the post of Official Harpist 19 years ago in order to foster and celebrate musical talent in Wales and to raise the profile of the harp as an instrument.

Alis follows in the footsteps of Anne Denholm who was appointed in 2015.

Originally from rural Montgomeryshire, Mid Wales, Alis is a former pupil of Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion, where she began studying the harp with Ieuan Jones.

Following her undergraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD), Alis has recently obtained her RWCMD Master's Degree, under the tuition of Head of Harp, Caryl Thomas.

Alis Huws' appointment runs for an initial period of two years.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Jul 3, 2019
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