Welsh harpist Megan Morris is a graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is much in demand as a solo harpist and chamber musician across Wales. Born in the Vale of Glamorgan, Megan attended a Welsh medium primary school where she started learning the harp at the age of 8.
Megan received her Bachelor of Music (Hons) in 2015 after studying Harp Performance for 4 years with renowned harpist Caryl Thomas at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She also performed in masterclasses with Isabelle Perrin, Alice Giles, Marisa Robles, Chantal Mathieu, Florence Sitruk and Catrin Finch. Megan is a recipient of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Prize (2014), the Most Promising Harpist award at the Urdd National Eisteddfod (2011) and Vale Musician of the Year (2007). She was also a competitor in the International Lyon and Healy Awards in 2013. In 2017, Megan and her trio The Vesta Trio was accepted on to the prestigious Live Music Now scheme which was founded by violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
Megan has performed at high profile events for clients such as the Welsh Government, National Assembly for Wales, BMW, The Crown Estate and the Cardiff City Football Club.
Most recently, Megan was invited to play her own arrangements on the Jagger and Woody show (Heart Radio), the most listened to breakfast show in Wales. In the Summer of 2017 Megan performed on several occasions with ElenElectrix. They performed twice at Richard Branson's 'The Roof Gardens' in Kensington for their 'Proms on the Roof' series (August '17 & May '17) and at The Royal Academy of Arts (July '17).
In 2016, Megan performed twice for visiting ministers of the British-Irish Brexit Summit at Hensol Castle and the Senedd. Guests included Arlene Foster and Carwyn Jones.
The previous year, Megan performed on seperate occasions for the Vice Premier of China and the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom during their visits to Cardiff. The same year, she was invited by the Welsh Government to perform for their St David's Day Celebrations at Le Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Westminster. Megan performed for HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Pembrokeshire in 2014 and she also performed for HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during their St David's Day visit to Cardiff in 2013.
Megan enjoys her role as a chamber musician and she founded The Vesta Trio and The Hiraeth Ensemble. She is also the harpist for the electroacoustic group ElenElectrix. Megan accompanies various classical and operatic singers and in 2014 she accompanied tenor Trystan Llyr Griffiths at the House of Lords in Westminster, as well as performing a solo harp piece. The same year she premiered a new commission with mezzo soprano Kerri-Lynne Dietz addressing the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams.
As an orchestral harpist, Megan's highlights include performing Britten's War Requiem with the RWCMD Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Carlo Rizzi and with baritone Simon Keenlyside CBE. In July 2014, Megan was honoured to play The Planets with the world renowned Cory Band as part of the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts.