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Stuttard, Leah - medieval harp
Biography

Period: 13th - 16th centuries

Leah Stuttard hails from a Lancashire mill town and has played the medieval harp for almost 20 years. The first medieval music she loved was on scratchy out-of-circulation David Munrow LPs that she bought for £1 from the local library. She has worked with many major names such as Jordi Savall and her career has taken her around the world, appearing in festivals from York to Rome, Mexico City to Madrid, Utrecht to Helsinki, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Boston. She first started working with the Italian medieval ensemble Micrologus in 2002 and continues to add a certain British je-ne-sais-quoi to their performances. She has also appeared with Ensemble Unicorn (Austria) and La Camera delle Lacrime (France).

In January 2016 she started a fully funded PhD exploring the history of improvisation in the medieval music revival, uncovering the hidden intuitive knowledge of several generations who have devoted their time and energy to meticulously recreating this repertoire.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Leah Stuttard

Telephone Number
0033 7 60 41 96 10

Email address
leahstuttard@medievalharp.org

Website address
leahstuttard.com

Other associated sites
soundcloud.com/leah-stuttard
www.facebook.com/leah.stuttard.9