Elizabeth Scorah


Elizabeth Scorah has been playing the harp since the age of six. At the age of ten she was awarded the Venus Harp Prize to attend tuition in Illinois, USA and a scholarship by the Clarsach Society to attend coaching in Edinburgh. A year later she was awarded a scholarship to The Purcell school of music for seven years where she studied with Daphne Boden, Charlotte Seale and Karen Vaughn.

In 1999 she played solo at The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Festival Hall and later that year made a recording at the BBC to accompany poems for charity. Other recordings include the music for the 2005 London Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales.

At eleven years of age she embarked upon raising funds for her own concert harp through concerts and functions, which she achieved by the age of fifteen. Elizabeth has performed for Prince Charles in Paris, as well as at investitures at Buckingham Palace. Corporate entertainment and recitals include The House Of Lords, Mansion house, Birmingham Council House, Spenser House and Middle Temple Hall.

She completed her third year at The Royal Academy of Music in 2006, when she was awarded a scholarship. As well as solo and concert appearances, Elizabeth has played with more than 50 different orchestras in the past two years as a freelance musician, including the Jersey and Guernsey Symphony Orchestras. She has a fast expanding community of private pupils and is the harp teacher at Bedford School and Bedford high School.