Gina recently graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus (Hons) degree in music performance where she studied under the tutelage of Rita Schindler, Eleanor Turner, Amanda Whiting and Catrin Finch. In her time at the conservatoire Gina was awarded the Winifred Micklam prize in her first year as well as the Henriette Renié prize in her first and fourth years. She also made it through to the regional rounds of the International Dutch Harp Competition whilst in her final year. Gina performed regularly at the conservatoire as a soloist, in chamber groups and as part of their many orchestras – most notably the Symphony Orchestra which led her to perform at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on multiple occasions under the baton of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Barry Wordsworth and Michael Seal. She also performed with the Conservatoire’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra for Rutter’s Requiem Conducted by John Rutter himself. Gina was delighted to have performed her first concerto, Debussy Danses Sacree et Profane, with Solihull Symphony Orchestra as part of their Rising Stars initiative in 2019.
Gina released her debut album, Rainbow Dreaming, in May 2020 and was soon spotlighted as Angelica Bell’s Young Artist of the Week on Scala radio. The album has since been played regularly on Scala and BBC radio stations with a particular affinity for her instrumental cover track of Owl City’s Fireflies. The album includes exciting and unconventional new repertoire for electroacoustic harp and effects pedals in which Gina showcases the wide variety of sounds the harp can provide in relation to contemporary popular music. Inspired by nature, Rainbow Dreaming includes her own compositions as well as arrangements of popular and folk tunes.
Gina’s love of writing and recording has led her to work on projects such as curating a selection of calming, gentle music for a mental health and relaxation program, mHarp, designed to offer mental health resources to all who need them. She is in fact a multi-instrumentalist with proficiency in keyboard skills which provides scope for even more textures and instrumentation. As well as this Gina enjoys composing for films and podcasts with her latest work included the title track for the dungeons and dragons podcast Power Word Jokes.