Alicia Griffiths Turrillas was born in Pamplona, Northern Spain, into a musical family. 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. Alicia 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 in 2013, where she also taught 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.
She performs regularly with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and has also collaborated with orchestras such as Royal Orchestral Society, London Mahler Orchestra, Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, Whitehall Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta Sinfónica of the Balearic Islands, Orquestra Fundación Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Norwegian National Youth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of the Basque Country among others. However, it is chamber music that she is most passionate about and enjoys working with various ensembles and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Alicia now lives in Pamplona, where she also teaches the harp privately and at the Escuela de Música Orreaga in Artica, Navarra.
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