Fiona Gryson - Irish harpist, performer, teacher
Fiona Gryson recently 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 in Performance and Pedagogy and the Nuala Levins Perpetual Award for Pedagogy. She also completed postgraduate studies in concert pedal harp at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado, Milan with Irina Zingg.
Fiona enjoys a busy career as a freelance harpist and is in demand as a harp teacher. She has performed as Principal Harpist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra and has played in such venues as the Dublin 3Arena, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, the National Concert Hall, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Vicar Street, Ulster Hall in Belfast and award-winning wedding venues including Ballyfin Demesne, the Shelbourne Hotel and Ballymagarvey Village. She has performed for Uachtarán na hÉireann, Mícheál D. Ó hUiginn at Áras an Uachtaráín on a number of occasions. Her awards include the John Vallery Memorial Prize at the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition and the RTE Lyric FM Instrumental Bursary at Sligo Feis Ceoil. Fiona is currently continuing her studies at TU Dublin.
Fiona performs on a Salvi Diana concert pedal harp and Colm O’Meachair Irish lever harp.