ABOUT CHROMA HARP
Becki Luff and Lucy Nolan formed the Chroma Harp Duo in 2016, and have enjoyed exploring and performing an eclectic and challenging range of repertoire ever since.
The duo formed whilst both undertaking their postgraduate studies with Eira Lynn Jones at The Royal Northern College of Music. They were soon finalists in the Wales International Harp Festival and were awarded first prize in the London Camac Harp Ensemble Competition as well as the UK Harp Association prize for the best performance of a British work.
Both harpists are passionate about contemporary music and as an ensemble commission and work with current composers to create and perform new works. In 2017 they gave the European premiere of 'Scorpions' by Paul Patterson and each performed at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong.
They have continued to perform together and focus on diversifying the repertoire for their ensemble.
So far this year, Chroma have recorded and performed a number of new works by composers Amy Turk, Supriya Nagarajan and Hari Baskar. They have performed alongside The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, as part of their new Live at The Hex performance series, and have an upcoming recital at Buxton international Festival.
Both harpists love to use music within outreach work and perform as part of Live Music Now, bringing social impact through music and connecting with education, community and healthcare settings.
Becki performs as a soloist and chamber musician, specialising in contemporary classical music and improvisation. She is currently exploring the use of electronics with the harp to create a new portfolio of sounds and pieces.
Becki enjoys working alongside composers to develop new music for the harp and inspire new audiences. Standout experiences include: performing the work of Tansy Davies at The Wigmore Hall and premiering Amir Konjani’s Anima Projection.
Passionate to see music impact lives with hope and joy, Becki currently performs with Epiphany Music and has previously worked with Streetwise Opera, and Music Action International.
Lucy’s work ranges from giving solo recitals to appearing on Hollyoaks and ITV’s Victoria. As well as featuring in performances for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.
Lucy is a keen orchestral player and regularly performs with professional orchestras such as the Hallé and Royal Northern Sinfonia.
She's a founding member of the contemporary music group SHOAL, and also enjoys collaborating with the singer, Supriya Nagarajan for Manasamitra, an organisation specialising in delivering South Asian arts in innovative ways.
Lucy regularly leads and runs harp ensemble and teaching workshops with RNCM Young harps, as well as Trans Pennine Harps.