Biography

Mared Pugh Evans is an international prize winning harpist from Borth, Ceredigion studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff with Caryl Thomas. 

 

A regular recitalist on both the national and international stage, Mared has won numerous awards for her playing including: the Caernarfon International Harp Festival 2018 & 2014, the 2010 Felix Godefroid Harp Competition, the National Eisteddfod 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2009, the National Eisteddfod Blue Riband and was the recipient of the 2019 RWCMD McGrenery Prize for Chamber Music, the 2019 RWCMS Mansel Thomas Prize, the 2019 Nansi Richards Scholarship, the 2019 John Thomas Memorial Competition and placed second in the CAMAC Harp Competition at the North London Festival of Music. 

 

Mared has had the honour of playing for HRH Prince of wales 70th Birthday Tour, Paul Patterson’s 70th Birthday Celebrations, St Davids Day Reception for International Dignitaries on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the 20th Anniversary of the National Assembly of Wales. She made her concerto debut in February 2019 with the Cardiff City Symphony Orchestra and has toured with the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, the South West Wales 6 Countires Orchestra and the Surrey International Harp Ensemble.

 

Mared has performed worldwide including: Italy, Thailand, Belgium, Hungary, Paris and has played in masterclasses for: Anneleen Lanaerts, Catrin Finch, Isabelle Perrin, Marisa Robles, Edward Witsenburg, Elinor Bennett, Deborah Henson-Conant, David Watkins.

Awards

Winner - Caernarfon International Harp Festival 2018 & 2014

 Winner Felix Godefroid Harp Competition 2010

Winner National Estieddfod 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2009,

Winner National Eisteddfod Blue Riband

Winner RWCMD McGrenery Prize for Chamber Music 2019

Winner RWCMD Mansel Thomas Prize 2019

Winner Nansi Richards Scholarship 2019

2nd Prize - CAMAC Harp Competition at the North London Festival of Music 2019