Osian Ellis (b.1928)
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Wales’ finest: 15 of the best Welsh musicians
7. Osian Ellis (b.1928)
Ellis was the first harpist of the Melos Ensemble, Principal Harpist of the LSO, and closely associated with Benjamin Britten who wrote the harp parts in several of his major pieces with Ellis in mind. He appears in many first recordings of Britten's pieces, often with the composer conducting. Ellis's own compositions include settings of Welsh folksongs for tenor and harp.