Harpist Bart Seaton trained in Australia's leading harp class under Sebastien Lipman (former Solo harpist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the legendary Herbert von Karajan) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. At this prestigious institution, Bart received both the Alva Memorial Award as the Conservatorium student with the best overall results in the third year of the Bachelor of Music as well as the highest result in Harp Pedagogy, after which he was recommended to begin teaching. Bart went on to complete his degree with First Class Honours (2015).
Bart advanced these studies with Sayo Lipman, a prize winning and internationally acclaimed harp soloist and recording artist while attending also Masterclasses with visiting Soloists such as French virtuoso Melanie Genin.
Having formerly been a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral Choir, London, Bart was immersed from a young age in the discipline of listening and performing daily within a world class ensemble. Highlights included numerous broadcasts for television and radio with the choir, international tours and recordings at Abbey Road Studios. The daily round of sung services were interspersed by occasions at which HM Queen Elizabeth II and accompanying royals would attend. Bart also received lessons in piano, cello and organ, attaining Grade 8 high distinctions (ABRSM) across these instruments.
Bart has since expanded his own performance and teaching, nurturing many students to success in their performance exams (AMEB, ABRSM) in both harp and piano. Bart's own students have participated in memorable Masterclasses with distinguished visiting soloists.
Bart continues to direct his students towards their artistic goals and fullest potential and is available both to teach harp and piano or to perform for your private or corporate occasion by request.
Bart Seaton B.Mus (Hons), BD (Hons)
Professional harpist & teacher in Brisbane & surrounds
or call Bart on M. 0479 192 935