Fiona Gryson

Fiona Gryson is an award-winning harpist based on the border of Meath and Dublin. Fiona enjoys a varied career as a freelance harpist and teacher, and has performed as Principal Harpist with the RTÉ National Symphony and Concert Orchestras, the Irish Chamber and the Ulster Orchestras. As a soloist and member of ensembles, she has performed extensively nationally and internationally, both live and on television and radio. She is in demand as a teacher and is director of her own student harp ensemble. Her awards include the John Vallery Memorial Prize at the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year and the RTÉ Lyric FM Instrumental Bursary at Sligo Feis Ceoil.
Fiona graduated with a Masters Degree in Music Performance from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where she studied with Denise Kelly-McDonnell, having previously graduated with a First Class Honours BMus degree and the Nuala Levins Perpetual Award for Pedagogy. She also completed postgraduate studies in Harp at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milan with Irina Zingg.