Olivia Jageurs graduated from the Royal Academy of Music’s Master’s course in 2014 after completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester.
Following the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s competitive Foyle Future Firsts scheme, she has gone on to play with the UK’s major orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru, Rambert, London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hallé.
In 2017, Jageurs’s harp-writing resource, 15 Second Harp, was shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. The RPS awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. That year, Jageurs also founded Bach’n Eggs, London’s first series of classical-music brunch concerts, which is regularly listed as one of London’s top pop-up events.
Last year, Jageurs played at Glyndebourne with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and performed Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols at Wigmore Hall with Tenebrae Choir.
From 2013 to 2019, Jageurs has played at the Wimbledon tennis championships, entertaining the guests of the royal box before and after the women’s and men’s finals.
Jageurs records remote sessions regularly from her home studio. Since the Covid-19 crisis, she has started a series of concerts every Friday called Harpy Hour, playing audience requests, which now has audience members in the UK, USA, Mexico, Singapore and Ireland.
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