Biography

 

Born in Cornwall, England, Ysella grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has recently finished a postgraduate degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, with pedal harp as principal study, and Caitríona Yeats as her teacher. For her undergraduate degree at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she studied pedal harp as principal study and clarsach (Scottish lever harp) as her second study, this enriched Ysella's abilities to play many styles of music. Ysella was first introduced to the harp at the age of seven. Ysella has also taken part in a project with Baroque Andrew Lawrence-King in the spring of 2015, acquiring a intruduction to the Baroque triple harp.

 

Ysella enjoys both solo and orchestral work. She is open to broadening her repertoire and plays contemporary music, both on lever and pedal harp. She played with Copenhagen Phil in the autumn of 2015 and participated in projects with Gothenburg University - MA in Symphonic Orchestra Performance course in spring and summer 2015. These were wonderful opportunities to gain experience in her orchestral playing.

 

 

CV

 

Musical Education

 

  • Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium -MMus with pedagogics (2014-2016)
  • The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland -BMus with Honours (2010-2014) with pedal harp as principal study and clarsach as second study
  • Musikkonservatoriet Falun (2009-2010) with pedal harp as principal study
  • Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet (2005-2008) with pedal harp as principal study

 

Selected Orchestral Experience

 

  • Copenhagen Phil at Tivoli's Concert Hall (2015)
  • Projects with Gothenburg University - MA in Symphonic Orchestra Performance: Gothenburg Concert Hall, Stockholm Concert Hall, Vara Concert Hall, Tivoli’s Concert Hall (Copenhagen) (2015)
  • RSNO Mentoring Scheme (2013)
  • Scottish Opera Mentoring Scheme (2013)
  • BBCSSO Mentoring Scheme (2012)
  • Baltic Youth Philharmonic (2011, 2012)

 

Selected performances, solo and chamber music

 

  • Nilelsen Chamber Music Festival at Tivoli's Concert Hall (2015)
  • Solo and chamber music at concerts at RDAM
  • PULSAR at RDAM - contemporary chamber music concert (2015)
  • Solo and chamber music in RCS Concert Series (2011-2014)
  • PLUG at RCS - contemporary chamber music concerts (2012-2014)
  • Wedding -music in ceremony (2011-)
  • Background music at weddings and corporate events in Sweden and the United Kingdom (2010-)

 

Teaching

 

  • Private lessons (2015-)
  • Pedagogics course at RDAM with supervised teaching (2015)
  • Teaching at pre college level at RCS (2014)
  • Techniques of Teaching course at RCS with theory and observing lessons (2013-2014)

 

Scholarships

 

  • Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Stunt Award (2016)
  • Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium – Den Almene Fond (2015, 2016)
  • Willinska Stiftelsen (2012, 2014)
  • The Richard Carne Trust (2012)
  • The Hope Scott Trust (2011)
  • Stiftelsen Therese Kamphs stipendiefond (2010)
  • J. August Bergmans Donationsfond (2010)
  • Längmanska kulturfonden (2009)
  • Kungliga och Hvitfeldtska stiftelsen (2006, 2007, 2008)

 

 

 

 

Ysella Krantz

Harpist