Masterclass harp - Stephen Fitzpatrick

Thursday 06 April 2023, 10:00 - 17:00 hrs.
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151
1011 DL Amsterdam

Masterclass harp with Stephen Fitzpatrick in room 436.

About Stephen
Stephen Fitzpatrick studied with Marisa Robles at the Royal College of Music in London, Edward Witsenburg at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and privately with Sarah Bullen in Chicago and Erika Waardenburg in Amsterdam.

Stephen has been Principal Harpist of the English Symphony Orchestra, co- Principal Harpist of Gothenburg Opera Orchestra and Guest Principal Harpist at the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm. In 2000 he was chosen by Daniel Barenboim to be Principal Harpist of the Deutsche Staatskapelle Berlin, where he still plays. He was harpist in the Bayreuther Festspiele from 2007 until 2014. He has freelanced with many world class orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and La Scala, Milan, and was regularly invited by Christoph von Dohnyáni to be Guest Principal Harpist at the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg.

Stephen is active as a chamber musician in various ensembles which have performed throughout Europe. He is committed to contemporary music and is a founder member of the Boulez Ensemble.

He is regularly invited to be a jury member for national and international competitions and orchestral auditions and has given masterclasses throughout Europe. Stephen was Professor for Harp at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Seville from 2004. In 2010 he was appointed Professor of Harp at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and in 2018 Visiting Professor of Harp at the Royal College of Music in London.