Megan Humphries is an emotive young harpist based in London and Yorkshire who has performed across the United Kingdom in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Festival Hall, and The Barbican. A regular performer for social events, she has played at events like the National Wedding Show and for names like the Archbishop of York.
An impassioned orchestral player, Megan has played under the batons of celebrated conductors, including Mark Wigglesworth, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Kirill Karabits. Recently, she performed with The Academy Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder in an all Sibelius programme and she regularly works alongside The London Phoenix Orchestra, The Campanella Orchestra, and several Yorkshire Based Orchestras. Most recently, Megan joined the London Phoenix Orchestra at Cadogan Hall supporting the Snow Camp charity.
As well as her orchestral playing, Megan is a keen chamber musician, leading her to perform several premieres, including the recent world premiere of Elliot Teo’s Songs of Twilight for voice, harp, and piano in October 2021. Her trio, the Asteria Trio, also performed Skaila Kanga’s arrangement for flute, viola, and harp of Chaminade’s Concertino at the Regent’s Hall, London. A notable highlight of her chamber music career includes a performance with Claire Jones, former harpist to HRH Prince of Wales, and strings at The Royal Hall in Harrogate, and performances at the Royal Academy of Music.
In 2020, Megan was announced as one of the Pendle Young Musician’s Bursary winners to whom she’s very grateful for their support.
Megan is a current scholar of the Royal Academy of Music in her third year of undergraduate, studying with Suzy Willison-Kawalec. She previously studied with Claire Jones, former harpist to HRH Prince of Wales and best-selling Classic FM artist.