Shelley Frost

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Biography

Shelley is a well known harpist that has been based in Dubai since 1997. On graduating from the University of Cape Town with a B.Mus degree, Shelley held the position of principal harpist with the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa, for three years. Then followed post-graduate study in Lyon, France and a further diploma in Chamber Music from the Lyon Conservatoire. She has a rare talent to express herself through her instrument and to move those around her.

In Dubai Shelley enjoys a free-lance career performing regularly at both corporate and private events throughout the region. The harp lends itself to Arabic music and as such, Shelley often collaborates with traditional Arabic instruments and musicians to create a fusion style. Alongside the regular acoustic harp, she has developed a unique, innovative sound using the electric harp. This has grown through performances, improvising over a wide variety of musical genres, from chill-out lounge to tribal house music. Her attention to detail is both creative and meticulous, from repertoire to presentation. Meanwhile, her dresses and particularly her shoes have become legendary!

Introducing the 'Harp in the Bubble' concept to Dubai in 2007, Shelley's unique take on performance has been more in demand than ever. Fortunate to have worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business, opening for Jose Carerras at the Dubai leg of his 2009 world tour, as well as playing with Kanye West, Shelley has also played exclusive venues in Europe and made a strong impact in the States - where she has been twice finalist for Entertainer of the Year in recognition of her innovative approach to music.

Currently in the process of releasing her first solo album, aptly entitled 'Waiting'.