Claire Jones

Portrait photo of female alumna holding a harp and looking straight down the camera.

Bachelor of Music (BMus)
Claire holds a Bachelor of Music from the Royal College of Music and graduated in 2007. Previously Official Harpist to the former Prince of Wales, performer at the Royal Wedding, chart-topper and Classic FM favourite.

Claire studied with Ieuan Jones at the Royal College of Music before being appointed Official Harpist to the former The Prince of Wales. Between 2007 and 2011 she performed over 180 engagements for the Royal Family, becoming a household name for her performance at the Royal Wedding for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. During this time, she performed on over 800 TV and radio networks worldwide.


Claire's solo career highlights include appearances with the world’s top orchestras and artists, including Sir James Galway, Sir Bryn Terfel and Alfie Boe. She has performed recitals at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, Capitol Hill, City Hall in Hong Kong and the Millennium Stadium to an audience of 75,000 people. Claire’s recordings have topped the classical music charts and she regularly features on Classic FM playlists. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary Associateship from the Royal Academy of Music for her significant contribution to her profession.

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