As described by the New York Concert Review as ‘Stupendous…totally original and engaging’, British harpist Keziah Thomas enjoys a reputation of a lively and engaging concert artist. She has appeared as a soloist in major venues and festivals throughout the world, including a tour of Japan for Aoyama Harps, performances at the 8th, 9th and 10th World Harp Congresses in Geneva, Dublin and Amsterdam and a solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2010. Keziah was the winner of the 2003 London Harp Competition, the 2008 Camac Harp Competition and the 2011 Contemporary Record Society Performing Artists Competition.

Her most recent album 'Crossing Waves' which features commissioned and previously unrecorded contemporary works was released on the Discovery Music and Vision label in 2014 and attracted a 4 star review in the BBC Music Magazine for an 'imaginatively programmed, winningly played recital'.

Born in London, Keziah Thomas began studying the harp at the age of ten and earned an ARCM performance diploma and solo debuts at the Royal Albert Hall and the Wigmore Hall whilst still at school. Keziah gained a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal College of Music in London where she studied with Daphne Boden and was awarded the Douglas Whittaker, Jack Morrison and Marie Goossens Harp Prizes.

An active chamber musician, Keziah performs with flautist Katherine Bicknell as the Aoyama Duo and is also a member of  the critically acclaimed harp quartet  4 Girls 4 Harps who recently celebrated their 15th anniversary and have recorded several albums. She  is a musician in residence for Breathe Arts Health Research giving regularly performances for patients and staff in hospital settings. 

 

Scrupulous attention to the harp’s rhythmic and dynamic possibilites
— The Times
a passionate advocate for her instrument’s repertoire, not to mention a keenly insightful raconteur with a clever sense of irony
— Lucid Culture
Keziah Thomas has done more than enough to establish a reputation with this very fine debut solo disk and deserves to be heard the length and breadth of the land...and beyond
— Musicweb International