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Skaila Kanga

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Internationally known, Skaila Kanga continues to be active largely within the U.K., initial as an orchestral harpist and freelance designer and later like a soloist straddling the worlds of traditional and pop music. Kanga offers used a varied range of music artists, from Plácido Domingo, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, and Kiri Te Kanawa to Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, and Paul McCartney. She’s worked carefully with composers, like Einojuhani Rautavaara and Gareth Real wood, within the shaping and editing of the harp concertos. She’s also caused John Williams, Richard Rodney Bennett, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, and many more. Obviously, she’s performed functions by these composers and an extended list by Mozart, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Debussy, Ravel, Tippett, and so many more. In her use the English chamber group, the Nash Outfit, Kanga was mixed up in premieres of 32 modern functions over a 25-calendar year period. Kanga provides appeared on United kingdom tv and radio often and has produced many recordings for a number of major brands, including Chandos, EMI, DG, Virgin Classics, Naxos, and ASV. Skaila Kanga was created in Bombay (today Mumbai), India, on January 8, 1946. She found the harp fairly late, starting lessons at 17, though she acquired performed the piano from age 5. She examined on the Royal Academy of Music; among her most significant teachers had been Vivian Langrish and Tina Bonifacio, for a long time the harpist within the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Kanga released her professional profession because the harpist for the BBC Concert Orchestra. She also freelanced in various other London orchestras and provided chamber and single concerts. 1977 was a pivotal calendar year in Kanga’s profession: she produced a duo with harmonica participant Tommy Reilly, and on the following 22 years frequently concertized and documented with him; she also started making regular, extremely acclaimed performances with these Nash Outfit, until 2002. Throughout these early energetic years Kanga also frequently worked in movies and television, like the 50th birthday festivities for Andrew Lloyd Webber (1999). From 1988 Kanga offers served as teacher and mind of harp research in the Royal Academy of Music. She still keeps this post and continues to be mixed up in concert hall and documenting studio room. Among her even more acclaimed looks in the brand new hundred years was her efficiency in Moscow in the 2005 Russian Harpists’ Event, where she performed in the opening concert.

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Full Name Skaila Kanga
Education Royal Academy of Music
Music Songs On the Wing, Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Summer, Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Prelude, Harp Quintet, Nocturne, Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: Spring, 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus, Introduction et allegro, M. 46: Introduction et allegro, Cantanetta, 3 2-Part Songs: No. 3 The Ship of Rio, Serenade, Op. 30: I. Allegro, I. Lento, Ave Maria, D839, 3 2-Part Songs: No. 2 The Rainbow, Aurora, Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp: I. Pastorale, Golden Sunset, The Girl With The Flaxen Hair, Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp: III. Final, Fancie, Sweet was the Song, The Oxen, Invocation, Shadow Realm, Woodland Trail, The Birds, Serenade, Op. 30: II. Andante, II. Adagio, A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: As Dew in Aprille, Serenade, Op. 30: III. Presto, Caprice, 2 Danses, "Danses sacree et profane" : No. 1. Danse sacree
Albums Ravel: Introduction Et Allegro / Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp / Saint-Saens: Fantaisie, Snell, D.: Chamber Music for Harp, Vaughan Williams: In the Fen Country / the Lark Ascending / Fantasia On A Theme by Thomas Tallis, Encores, Kpm 1000 Series: Perception


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edie 2017 harp post-production
Shin Godzilla 2016 musician: harp
Burnt 2015/I featured musician
Shingeki no kyojin endo obu za wârudo 2015 musician: harp
Shingeki no kyojin 2015 musician: harp
Tim's Vermeer 2013 Documentary musician: harp
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent 2013 harp: musician
The Look of Love 2013 musician: harp
Les Misérables 2012 musician: harp
Evangerion shin gekijôban: Kyu 2012 musician: harp
Hitchcock 2012 musician: harp
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey 2012 musician: harp
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King 2012 musician: harp
Largo Winch II 2011 musician: Harpe
Gekijouban Bleach: Jigokuhen 2010 musician: harp
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 musician: harp
Terminator Salvation 2009 musician: celtic & paraguayan harp
Broken Embraces 2009 musician
The Golden Compass 2007 musician: harp
Flawless 2007 musician: harp
Closing the Ring 2007 musician: celtic harp
Shattered 2007 musician: harp
The Backwoods 2006 musician
Volver 2006/I musician: harp
The Constant Gardener 2005 soloist: harp
The Guru 2002 musician: harp and celtic harp
Last Orders 2001 musician: harp
The Hole 2001 musician: harp
The Miracle Maker 2000 musician: harp
The Muse 1999 musician: harp
Antz 1998 musician: harp
The Victorian Kitchen Garden 1987 TV Series documentary musician: harp
The Dark Crystal 1982 soloist

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Made of Honor 2008 arranger: "Arabesque No. 1", "Ye Banks And Braes O' Bonnie Doon" / performer: "Arabesque No. 1", "Ye Banks And Braes O' Bonnie Doon"
SpongeBob SquarePants 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ren & Stimpy Show 1994 TV Series music - 1 episode

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