Mared Pugh-Evans – Harp
Originally from Borth, near Aberystwyth, Mared is currently
studying an undergraduate degree at the Royal Welsh College of
Music & Drama under Caryl Thomas, her teacher of 9 years.
Mared has won numerous solo contests both nationally and
internationally, most notably winning a coveted Blue Riband prize
and scholarship at the National Eisteddfod and consecutive
scholarships at the Caernarfon International Harp Festival 2014 and
2018. She has attended and competed in harp festivals in France,
Belgium, Italy, Hungary and Bangkok. A long-standing friendship
with the Tamnak Prathom Harp School in Bangkok has led to numerous
performances in the city and also an opportunity to present the
competitors at the Youth Harp Competition in 2016.
She performs regularly at weddings, in concerts and for
fund-raising events and has shared billing with Catrin Finch,
Hannah Stone, Rhys Meirion and Mo Pleasure (of Earth, Wind &
Fire fame) and recently made her Concerto debut with the City of
Cardiff Symphony Orchestra.
Mared was part of the RWCMD harp ensemble which welcomed HRH The
Prince of Wales to the College as part of his 70th
Birthday tour; the Paul Patterson 70th Birthday
celebrations harp ensemble; represented the College on the Encore
Stage at the National Eisteddfod Cardiff 2018; RWCMD Symphony
Orchestra; and has recorded new works with students on the
Composition course and accompanied instrumentalists and singers in
exams and concerts.
She has been fortunate enough to participate in masterclasses
with Anneleen Lanaerts, Marisa Robles, Edward Witsenburg and