International Prize-Winning Harpist
Mared Emyr Pugh-Evans is an international prize winning harpist from Borth, Ceredigion studying MA (Performance) at the Royal Academy of Music under Karen Vaughan, Head of Harp, having graduated with First Class Honours in her BMus degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff with Caryl Thomas.
A regular recitalist on both national and international stages, Mared has won numerous awards for her playing including the prestigious Skaila Kanga Harp Prize (RAM) 2022; the Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize (Instrumental) 2020; Caernarfon International Harp Competition 2018 & 2014; the Nansi Richards Scholarship 2019; the National Eisteddfod 2019 and is a former winner of the National Eisteddfod Blue Riband for instrumentalists. She was the recipient of the 2019 RWCMD McGrenery Prize for Chamber Music, the 2019 RWCMD Mansel Thomas Prize, and placed second in the CAMAC Harp Competition at the North London Festival of Music.
Mared would like to thank the following for their generous support: James Pantyfedwen Foundation; Help Musicians; Cronfa Goffa Ryan Davies and the Dr Daniel Williams' Educational Fund. Diolch o galon.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Mared excelled and enchanted the audience with her musicianship and mastery of her instrument"