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Jean Kelly

Jean Kelly at Kiln studio, Snape Maltings.

Jean Kelly harpist, hails from an Irish family of several generations of professional musicians. Jean won a scholarship to study harp at the Royal College of Music, London. Since graduating she has based herself in London and is in great demand as a versatile harpist, with an eclectic career ranging from Early Music to Contemporary Classical and Folk Music. Jean has performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Michael Bublé, Rod Steward, Paloma Faith and Sir James Galway. She regularly performs on commercial film and TV soundtracks, for composers such as Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) and Dario Marianelli. 

Camilla Pay

Camilla Pay is a professional freelance harpist, she was a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music and has since been honoured as an Associate there for her outstanding contribution to the music industry. She continues to forge a unique and varied career, combining the classical concert platform alongside recording studio sessions and television appearances.

Her session work includes recording tracks for many well-known artists including John Legend, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Stormzy & Paul McCartney. She has been on many film scores for composers such as Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Hans Zimmer & James Newton-Howard. Television soundtracks include Downton Abbey, Victoria, A Very British Scandal and The Collection. Camilla’s television appearances include all the major shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Graham Norton Show, Later with Jools Holland, The Jonathan Ross Show and many more, with artists including The Killers, Bette Midler & Beyoncé.

She has toured and performed live with a wide range of artists, from Kanye West to George Benson and Jay-Z to Michael Bublé.

In 2018, she has been the harpist for the National Theatre production of Pinnochio following 2017’s production of Follies. She was also the harpist for productions A Chorus Line at the London Palladium, Umbrellas of Cherbourg at The Gielgud and deputized on Gypsy at The Savoy & The Wizard of Oz at the Palladium and currently 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal.

As a classical performer she has given concerts all over the world, as a soloist but also with her chamber group Korros and also with many different orchestras.