Skaila Kanga


Skaila Kanga is as likely to be seen with world famous orchestras or chamber groups, as accompanying Elton John , Paul McCartney, Sting or Robbie Williams. She has worked with many great conductors including Kempe, Maazel, Mehta, Monteux, Guilini, Abbado and Boulez. Skaila also has extensive credits in classical and pop recording, performing with James Galway, Joni Mitchell, Michel Legrand, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Pat Metheny, Frank Sinatra, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Katherine Jenkins and on TV and film sessions.

For 25 years Skaila was the solo harpist with the Nash Ensemble, touring worldwide, and principal harp of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields since 1971, and more recently of the London Mozart Players.

Skaila is Head of Harp Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and has received numerous awards for her contribution to the promotion of the harp, publishing sixteen books of harp music and a highly successful series of children’s books.