Emma Granger - Harpist

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Emma is currently a principal harpist with the Royal Opera House, She began playing at the age of 11 and reached the semi-finals of two BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ competitions, 1984 and 1986. She read music at New College, Oxford then undertook a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music. She has given numerous recitals throughout the UK and played with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the Bolshi and Moscow festival Ballets.

Her vast repertoire includes beautiful classical pieces such as Pachabel’s ‘Canon’. Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ and the traditional ‘Greensleeves’, through to popular songs from the shows of Lloyd Webber, Gershwin and Cole Porter. Emma may be engaged to appear as a solo artiste or as part of a duo, accompanied by the very talented flautist, Claire Bentley. You will hear Claire accompanying Emma on some of the songs on the ‘listen to music’ page.

Sample Repertoire


Cannon – Pachabel

Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

Greensleeves – Traditional

The Swan – Saint-Saëns

O my Beloved Father – Puccini

Concerto in B6 – Handel

Clair de Lune – Debussy

Arabeque No. 1 – Debussy

La Source – Hasselmans

Hornpipe – Handel

POPULAR - Andrew Lloyd Webber


Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

I Don’t Know How to Love Him

All I Ask of  You

Pie Jesu

Love Changes Everything

The Music of the Night

POPULAR – Gershwin, Porter & show tunes


Lara’s Theme from Doctor Zhivago

Les Misérables

When I Fall in Love

What a Wonderful World

Moon River

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square


Danny Boy

Embraceable You

Night and Day

Someone to Watch Over Me 

Send in the Clowns 

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Emma Granger - Harpist