Prince Charles replaces Bryn Terfel’s girlfriend

Prince Charles replaces Bryn Terfel’s girlfriend


norman lebrecht

July 08, 2015

The Prince of Wales has announced a new official harpist.

She’s Anne Denholm, 23, from Carmarthen, and she replaces Hannah Stone, better known as Bryn Terfel’s other half.

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  • Marcellous says:

    Stunned! First reading of headline was that Bryn Terfel and Prince Charles are now an item. On reflection, I suppose that would have been “Bryn Terfel replaces Camilla.”

    • John Borstlap says:

      The title could have been referring to an unexpected democratic epiphany, transcending traditions that have kept the English monarchy in place since the Act of Settlement of 1701.

    • Will Duffay says:

      The Telegraph report is absurd. “The love triangle caused a stir in otherwise sedate classical music circles.” Erm…

  • John Borstlap says:

    I read that title completely differently… What happened to Camilla and Hanna?

  • 110 says:

    Why a prince needs a harpist?????
    Why the old one is replaced?????

    • Max Grimm says:

      This is the explanation regarding why the Prince of Wales has a royal harpist (from his website and also listed on Wikipedia): “The harp is an important national instrument in Wales, and although the role of Official Harpist was discontinued during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales restored the position in 2000 in order to foster and encourage young musical talent in Wales and the UK and to raise the profile of the harp as an instrument.”
      As for why Mrs. Stone is being replaced, I believe it was simply the end of her appointment to that position. She had served in it for 4 years and from the look of things, all of the previous royal harpists with one exception were replaced after 4 years.

  • NYMike says:

    I heard Catrin Finch, Charles’ first appointee, in NY years ago. I haven’t heard
    his subsequent Royal harpists, but Catrin is 1st class.

  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    Here is where former title holders are encouraged to go jump: