Richard Allen



Photography by Gabriella Jones ©

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

“This was beyond anything. How he showed the beauty and range of the instrument, something that only comes through a deep understanding. What a glorious recital - this will be a career to watch!”​


"Finally - a harp that sings! I have never heard so many colours come from a harp before."

"Absolutely exquisite concert by harpist Richard Allen. Scarlatti, Debussy, Bach and Britten amongst the exciting programme; wonderful!"

"What a magical performance and what a star! So talented - such a varied programme and so charming...I am sure he has the greatest future ahead."

"This recital was magnificent... a wonderful artist in the real sense of the word...a programme of some lesser-known original works and some well-known works played with great poise and amazing technique."


E V E N T S​



15th January 2017
Glière - Harp Concerto Op.74

Ulster Orchestra, Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK



8th October 2016

Solo Recital
Harp on Wight Festival, Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK



22nd June, 2016
Masterclass with Isabelle Perrin
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
London, England



2nd June, 2016
Solo Recital
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
London, England


December 2016

I'm thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as the winner of the BBC Young Musicians' Platform award 2017! I will play Glière's Harp Concerto Op.74 with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast in January 2017. Follow this link to apply for free tickets!

October 2016

I've had a great time in Ryde giving a recital at the Harp on Wight Festival! Thank you to everyone who came - it's always a pleasure to have such a lovely audience.

April 2016

I am very happy to announce that I will be playing in a masterclass with Fabrice Pierre, professor of harp at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, at the end of May. Details coming soon!



27th May, 2016
Trinity Laban Showcase
Holywell Music Ltd.
London, England