Irantzu (Tutor in London)
New York University, USA
Advance Certificate in Music Educat...
The Juilliard School, New York, USA...
Master of music in Harp Performance...
The Juilliard School, New York, USA...
Bachelor of Music in Harp Performan...
Information about Irantzu
Award winning harpist with a eleven year teaching experience, looking forward to pass along the passion for music and the harp. I also teach Spanish lessons to beginners focusing on conversation.
Whether it is in preparation for ABRSM/ Trinity College Music exams, college entrance auditions, simply because you always wanted to learn how to play the harp or you just want to give your child the beautiful experience of studying this instrument, I would be delighted to hear from you.
For over a decade, I have been teaching music and harp in New York, Spain and the UK. Listening to every student`s needs, I plan on developing my students` musicianship. I am delighted to offer one on one and group lessons, chamber music coachings and feedback on how to compose for the harp. From delivering masterclasses for the American Harp Society in the USA and being a harp tutor to 14-16 pre-college students in a music conservatory in Spain to working with the elderly, at risk youth and primary school children in the UK, I am a reliable, honest and dedicated teacher always empowering my students.
I also offer music lesson in Spanish and Spanish lessons for beginners. Back in NYC, I was a volunteer Spanish Tutor for children in Harlem. Classes are focused on conversation.
Celtic and Pedal Harp lessons can be delivered at my place or I am willing to travel to yours.
Students of all ages welcomed.
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Availability: My schedule is flexible and I can adapt it to fit in your most convenient lesson time.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: Described as "a sensitive chamber musician as well as a virtuoso soloist" by the New York Concert Review, Irantzu has played as a soloist at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, the Weill Hall- Carnegie Hall in NYC, the RioHarp Festival in Brasil, Casa de America in Madrid and at the Old Theatre Royal in Bath.
An active orchestra player, Irantzu has played with the Fhilarmonia Orchestra and Middletown Symphony in the USA, the Bilbao and Basque Symphony Orchestras, Galician Symphony Orchestra, the Real Fhilarmonia of Galicia in Spain as well as the Opera Piccolina, North London Sinfonia, the Watford Symphony Orchestra and Opera Up Close in the UK. She is Principal Harpist of the London Video Game Orchestra and future engagements include a concert with the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician she has intensively performed in NYC and Spain, where she was a founding member of the Belle Epoque Ensemble for contemporary music. An advocator of contemporary music, she has premiered more than 40 pieces for ensemble and solo settings, most recently Paul Burnells Robot Picking Raspberries. Her performance of Technicolor for Harp and Electronics by Angélica Negrón can often be heard at the WQXR, the free radio of NYC. As a member of the Olyver New Music Collective, Irantzu premiered Pastoral Dream, a harp trio by M. Olyver, at St. Jamess Church in London last September.
After discovering the multidisciplinary performances during her studies at New York University, Irantzu started using literature and images in her performances, including: Notes on Words, her NYC Debut recital at Weill Hall -Carnegie Hall, Reflections in Spain, Merriment at the Artist Residency at Skimstone Arts in Newcastle, Illusions in High Wycombe with Violinist Dr. Sabina Rakcheyeva and Dawn of Shadows and Scintillation at the Fringe Festival in Bath presented by The Old Theatre Royal.
Irantzu has been a teacher for eleven years and she very much enjoys introducing the harp to all the communities. Her storytelling harp performance for children has been presented at The Oliver House School in South London as well as by The Little Concert at Canary Water Studios and Richmond. In mid October, she took part at the Oliver House School Fall Concert for children.
Originally from the Basque Country, Spain, Irantzu studied at the Reina Sofia Superior Music Conservatory in Madrid, at The Juilliard School (Bachelors and Masters Degrees) and at the New York University (Advance Certificate in Music Education). Her studies were possible thanks to the financial support of various grants, among them: the Fulbright Fellowship and the Nicanor Zabaleta Scholarship. International prizes include: Best New Artist of the Year by Cultura Viva Association in Spain, First Prize at the Superior Category of the UFAM International Harp Competition in France and First Prize at the Artist International Special Presentations Awards in New York City. Irantzu is a harpist for Music in Hospitals and Care.
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Kaze Irene Beata (Ms)
Very great tutor - She is professional, gives honest feedback, her tips are very useful and she makes sure you push yourself go do your best. She gives useful resources which are currently helping me to improve not only my skills but also my knowledge. Thank you Irantzu!
Tutors Response :
Thank you very much Irene. It means a lot to me.
It is great working with you and see you progress week by week. Keep doing what you are doing and it is my pleasure to guide you through the music and the harp. See you next week.