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Nicholls, Alison (harp)
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Alison Nicholls (harp)

Alison Nicholls thrives on a busy performing schedule as soloist, chamber musician and frequent guest with major orchestras in the United Kingdom and abroad. Widely regarded as one of the finest players of her generation, she has won many national and international awards, including First Prize at the 1994 World Harp Festival Competition, where she was unanimously awarded the Zabaleta Prize and Special Salvi Award. As a soloist she has performed for the UK Harp Association, the American Harp Society, the World Harp Congress, at International Festivals throughout North America and Europe, and as far afield as India, Sri Lanka and the Far East.

Born in Britain, Alison studied at London University and the Juilliard School, New York, where she won a prestigious Juilliard scholarship. She is committed to making music accessible, leading and participating in community outreach and inter-arts projects. Broadcasting credits include both television and radio appearances for the BBC, Classic FM, and American networks.

Alison has made several recordings (for EMI, ASV, Naxos and Meridian), both as soloist and with the chamber ensemble ‘mobius’, of which she is a founding member and co-artistic director. Alison also runs a private teaching studio based in Paris, London and Cambridge.

Albums
'Romantic Residues' (CDA67725)
Romantic Residues
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Style of Loving  No 3 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Across  No 4 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
After a few short bars  First line to The Room and the Street, No 8 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
After a long and wretched flight  First line to Round and Round, No 1 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 'Watching the Wheat' (Anon/Britten)
But leave it now, leave it; as you left  First line to The Triumph of Love LIII, No 1 of Three Songs for Jennie (Skempton)
Cariwch, medd Dafydd, Fy nhelun i mi 'Bring me my harp'  First line to David of the White Rock (Owen/Britten)
Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques  No 4 of Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
David of the White Rock (Owen/Britten)
Down by the Salley Gardens my love and I did meet  First line to The Salley Gardens (Anon/Britten)
Equals  No 6 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
From California (Roth)
From far, from eve and morning  No 3 of Three Songs for Jennie (Skempton)
I lie as if five fathom drowned  First line to The Syllables of Summer Birds, No 2 of Three Songs for Jennie (Skempton)
I smiled at you because I thought that you  First line to Mistaken, No 5 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
I walked last night with my old friend  First line to Walk, No 9 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
It's evening. I lack courage  First line to Equals, No 6 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Je prends la plume pour vous donner des nouvelles  First line to La lettre du jardinier (Tournier)
La lettre du jardinier (Tournier)
Là-bas, vers l'église  No 2 of Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
Le réveil de la mariée  No 1 of Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
Light now restricts itself  First line to A Style of Loving, No 3 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Mi sy'n fachgen ifanc ffôl 'I am a young and foolish lad'  First line to Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn 'Watching the Wheat' (Anon/Britten)
Mistaken  No 5 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Morceau de concours (Fauré)
Ô joie de mon âme  First line to Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques, No 4 of Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
O Waly, Waly (Anon/Britten)
Protocols  No 2 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Quand reverrai-je, hélas! (Caplet)
Quel galant m'est comparable?  No 3 of Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
Réveille-toi, réveille-toi, perdrix mignonne  First line to Le réveil de la mariée, No 1 of Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
Romantic Residues (Roth)
Round and Round  No 1 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Sit  No 7 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
Sonnet 'Doux fut le trait' (Caplet)
Sunday night in the house  First line to From California (Roth)
The Room and the Street  No 8 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
The Salley Gardens (Anon/Britten)
The Syllables of Summer Birds  No 2 of Three Songs for Jennie (Skempton)
The Triumph of Love LIII  No 1 of Three Songs for Jennie (Skempton)
The water is wide, I cannot get o'er  First line to O Waly, Waly (Anon/Britten)
Three Songs for Jennie (Skempton)
Tout gai!  No 5 of Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques (Ravel/Salzedo)
Une flûte invisible (Saint-Saëns)
Viens! – une flûte invisible  First line to Une flûte invisible (Saint-Saëns)
Walk  No 9 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
What can I say to you? How can I now retract  First line to Protocols, No 2 of Romantic Residues (Roth)
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