Well-known political commentator Matthew Parris wrote glowing praise for harpist Louise Thomson in his ‘Notebook’ column in The Times, after attending her recital at Buxton International Festival on 17th July.
Parris, a self-professed lover of the harp, was impressed by Louise’s playing and relished the combination of sounds as she battled against the thunderstorm passing overhead. Clearly enjoying the whole experience, Parris described the concert as “truly celestial” and “an embarrassment of riches”.
Louise’s recital took place at 11:15am on Monday 17th July at the Crescent Assembly Rooms in Buxton Crescent. Her programme featured compositions by some of the twentieth century’s greatest harpists, including Marcel Grandjany and his teacher and mentor, the great pedagogue Henriette Renié.