3 April 2024 – Philippa McAuliffe (harp)

Recitals Australia Presents
Lunch Hour Series
North Adelaide Baptist Church Hall – Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Our launch of the Autumn Lunch Hour Series features harpist Philippa McAuliffe performing a program featuring Scarlatti, Posse, Hindemith, Hasselmans, Bach, Debussy, Renie, and Thomas

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in F minor

Wilhelm Posse (1852-1925)
Etude No. 7

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Sonata for Harfe

Alfonse Hasselmans (1845-1912)
Chanson de Mai

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Trans. from Cello Suite No. 2 BWV 1008

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La Fille au Cheveux de Lin

Henriette Renié (1875-1956)
Piece Symphonique

John Thomas (1826-1913)
Watching the Wheat
4’30” | 2’ 30” | 11’ | 4’30” | 4’ | 4’ | 10’ | 5’ |

Philippa graduated from the Elder Conservatorium with first class Honours. She has won multiple awards, been the principal harpist of the Australian Youth Orchestra and played casually for the ASO. Recent highlights have included playing in the Coriole Chamber Music Festival, concertos with the Norwood Symphony and Elder Conservatorium Orchestras and being nominated for the 2021 National Freedman Fellowship. She recently reached the final round in the Sydney Symphony principal auditions and has since furthered her education in historical harp practice. After competing in the upcoming 2024 Korean International Harp Competition next month she hopes to study overseas. She is also an accomplished pianist, teaches and writes professional program notes.


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