LAUREN SCOTT is an experienced solo, chamber and orchestral musician based in the North West UK who, over the last 20 years, has worked as guest principal harp with many of the UK's leading orchestras & chamber groups including the RLPO, RSNO, Halle, BBCSSO, CBSO, BBCSO, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, Psappha and Ensemble Cymru. Lauren Scott spends her time working on a project by project basis with various creative chamber groups. Current & past projects include composing a book of new music for lever harp to be published in 2018; performing & arranging for duos with soprano Anna-Clare Monk (in 2014 they gave performances with Foden’s Brass Band a mini-opera by Andy Scott at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Glasgow Commonwealth games as part of the PRS New Music Biennial), flutist Clare Southworth, harp duos with Eleanor Hudson and Alex Rider, a flute, viola & harp trio with Conrad Marshall & Raymond Lester, and with Andy Scott and Clare Southworth in a flute, saxophone & harp trio; ‘Caliente’. With the late Alison Stephens Lauren established a new repertoire for mandolin & harp with Duo Mandala and their CD "Tapestry", released on the Black Box label, was nominated for Editors Choice by Gramophone magazine.
In 2010 Lauren founded the Sandbach Concert Series, a not-for-profit organization which promotes eight concerts a season combining professional musicians with local young musicians, an art exhibition and raises money for local good causes. Now in it's eighth season, over 500 young musicians have either performed or taken part in workshops with the Sandbach Concert Series. In 2015, in conjunction with SCS, Lauren founded their annual youth music competition, Sandbach Concert Series Young Musician of the Year. As well as being in involved in promoting & encouraging youth music in her local area, Lauren is active in the wider UK harp community and was, for 5 years, chairman of the United Kingdom Harp Association; an organisation which puts on harp events & supports harpists across the UK. With over 20 years experience of private harp tuition, Lauren Scott also provides live harp tuition via web cam to anywhere in the world and has over 7 years experience of teaching live over the internet. Lauren has internet students based all over the world, and has taught harpists in Europe, Australia, United States, Iran, Afghanistan & South Korea.