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Andrew Lawrence-King          Early Harps

Soloist & Leader

  • Solo recitalist

  • Concerto soloist

  • Leader of the Continuo

Chamber Music

  • Continuo (multi-instrumentalist)

  • Medieval, renaissance &

        baroque ensemble-player

  • Early song accompanist

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Lawrence-King is in the top class of world musicians

working on any instrument, in any field.

[Boston Early Music Festival] The Boston Globe, USA

Andrew Lawrence-King made his professional debut at the BBC Promenade Concerts in 1984, playing medieval harp in the Royal Albert Hall, London. He quickly established himself as the world's foremost exponent of Early Harps, and as a uniquely multi-talented continuo-player, working with leading ensembles in England, Europe and the USA.

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 Instruments [Click to view/listen, or audio  on the right]

Medieval Harp





Renaissance [Bray] Harp

Renaissance Irish Harp [wire strung]

Stradivarius Harp 1681

Italian Baroque Triple Harp [arpa doppia]

Spanish Baroque Harp [X-strung]

17th-century Irish Harp [wire-strung, chromatic]

Arpanetta [Spitzharfe]

Anglo-Welsh Triple Harp

18th-century Irish Harp [wire-strung]

18th-century 'single-action' pedal harp                                                                                                        [harpe organisée]




Modern folk harp [arpa llanera]

Solo/Chamber-music Highlights

Concerts, operas, recordings, awards

as co-director of Tragicomedia [mostly 17th-century]

Concerts, recordings & awards with Jordi Savall

Medieval concerts & recordings with Paul Hillier

Recordings of Handel Harp Concerto with

Taverner Players/Parrott


The Harp Consort 

Solo recordings for Hyperion & Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Monteverdi Orfeo with Norrington, Savall, Parrott, Herreweghe etc, video recording with Savall, CD with Savall (2021), in repertoire at Theatre Sats, Moscow.

Valls Missa Scala Aretina with Stuttgart Kammerchor, Leonhardt, Savall

Vivaldi Four Seasons with Kreeta-Maria Kentala

Concerts & recordings with Les Arts Florissants/Christie

Monteverdi Vespers with Jurgens, Savall, Stuttgart Kammerchor, Dutch Bach Choir, Scholars

Concerts & recordings with The Kings Noyse

Concerts & recordings with The Kings Singers

Concerts & recordings with Earthly Angels

(music by 17th-cent nuns)

Concerts & recordings with Chris Page & with Gothic Voices

Concerts & recordings with Alamire Ensemble/Skinner

Concerts & recording with Laurie Dean (flute)

18th-century French pedal harp

Peri songs with Ellen Hargis

Murcia with Paul O'Dette

Celtic Viol with Savall & McGuire

Spanish Baroque with Xavier Diaz-Latorre

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Stradavarius Harp


Renaissance Irish Harp - The Battle of HarlawAndrew Lawrence-King
00:00 / 01:55
ArpanettaAndrew Lawrence-KIng
00:00 / 01:08
18th-cent. Irish harp - Sir Thomas Burke by CarolanAndrew Lawrence-King
00:00 / 03:50
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