Harpist Bart Seaton was recommended to audition and awarded a place to study harp performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music under esteemed teacher Sebastien Lipman (former Solo harpist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra).
Bart had formerly been a chorister and soloist at St Paul's Cathedral Choir, London, where the daily round of services were interspersed by occasions at which HM Queen Elizabeth II and most members of the Royal family would visit. As a child he learnt piano, cello and organ, attaining Grade 8 high distinctions (ABRSM) in the former two instruments.
Participating at the Queensland Conservatorium in Masterclasses (with recitalists as distinguished as Shannon Chieh), Bart was awarded, in his second year of study, high distinction in harp pedagogy, and recommended to begin teaching harp while continuing his studies. Receiving the R. Alva Memorial Award, awarded to the Conservatorium student with the best overall results in the third year of the Bachelor of Music, Bart went on to complete his degree with First Class Honours in 2015.
On graduation, Bart intensified his studies with Sebastien and Sayo Lipman while expanding his own performance and teaching practice, nurturing many students to success in their performance exams (AMEB, ABRSM) in both harp and piano. Bart's students have participated in memorable Masterclasses with distinguished visiting soloists such as Melanie Genin.
Bart continues to direct students towards their artistic goals and fullest potential and is available both to teach harp and piano or to perform for your occasion.
or call Bart on M. 0479 192 935
Bart Seaton B.Mus (Hons), BD (Hons)
Professional harpist & teacher in Brisbane & surrounds