About

Jemima Phillips Harpist

Winner of numerous awards and accolades, with an impressive list of qualifications, Jemima is one of the outstanding harpists of her generation. An exciting, versatile and innovative performer equally at home on acoustic and electric harps she is in great demand because of her creativity, musicianship, unique style and friendly personality.

Jemima graduated from the Royal College of Music with a BMus(Hons), an MMus(RCM) and by the age of nineteen had gained Fellowships of Trinity College London and the Royal Schools of Music. She has performed extensively throughout the UK and has been featured on TV by BBC, GMTV, ITV and S4C Wales. Internationally she has played in Japan, France, Russia, Switzerland, Spain and the U.S.A. 

Appointed official harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004, her three year tenure ensured several memorable highlights, including performing at his wedding to the Duchess of Cornwall, playing at the reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen for the 2012 Olympic Bid, featuring in the first public concert recorded by Classic FM which was broadcast following the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day and premiering the Salvi 'Royal' harp at the Llangollen International Festival.

Jemima has played for all members of the Royal Family including the wedding of Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips.  She has appeared at Balmoral Castle, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Frogmore House, Highgrove, Kensington Palace, the Guildhall, St James Palace, Windsor Castle, the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

"An unforgettable day for all of us who work in Their Royal Highness’s household, made all the more so by your wonderful playing. It contributed a very special ambiance to the happy atmosphere in the State Rooms and I have heard many guests comment how much they enjoyed it also."

Dr Manon Williams - Wedding of HRH The Prince of Wales (Windsor Castle, 2005)