Kirsty Whatley
Kirsty trained initially as a classical pedal harpist, but her desire to move away from the "fluffy" romantic image often associated with the harp led her first to contemporary music, and then back to the harps of earlier times.
From 2004 to 2007 she studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. Kirsty now works internationally, playing music and instruments that trace their history from the late 14th century onwards.
For her, the excitement of this work lies in the beauty of the instruments themselves and the exploratory practice of breathing new life into them in modern performance.