Alicia Griffiths Turrillas was born in Pamplona (Northern Spain) into a musical family – her grandfather, Manuel Turrillas was a great composer of popular Navarrese folk music. She started to play classical guitar at the age of 7, and harp at the age of 13. Alicia completed her school and conservatoire studies in her home city and moved to Wales in 2006 to study harp in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she obtained her Bachelor degree, with financial support from the Government of Navarra.
Alicia has given solo recitals throughout the UK, Spain and Singapore. These performances have included Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et Profane for harp and strings and Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in C (KV 299). Alicia performs regularly with orchestras such as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, London Mahler Orchestra, Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, Whitehall Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Basque Country Youth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of Norway among others. However, it is chamber music that she is most passionate about, and enjoys working with various ensembles: with violin, with cello, with voice, and with flute and viola to name a few.
Alicia has recently finished her Masters studies with Gabriella Dall’Olio, and with Frances Kelly on Baroque harp at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where she also teaches harp and chamber music in the Junior Department. In 2011 she was awarded the John Marson Prize for Harp Studies which led to her debut recital at St.Martin in the Fields.
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Dear Alicia, welcome to Akouson. I have a couple of harp solos that you might like to see. I can send them to you, no obligation, if you kindly send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I have also written for violin and harp, and recently completed a piece for flute, viola and harp. If any of these interest you, I would be glad to send you copies. Thank you, and I hope to hear from you, Malcolm.