Elles: Harp & Piano, 2022
Lettre d'Amour: Harp Solo, 2022
Zest: Harp Solo, 2023
Situated on the Cote d'Azur in France, Arizona-born harpist Megan Metheney strives to provide an amazing musical experience, be it an audience of 1 or 10,000.
Her playing is inspired by the unique sound of the instrument- its resonance, its possibilities, and its sacred voice. Megan collaborates regularly with musicians and artistic groups throughout Europe and the US and plays solo in a variety of styles and genres, using Celtic, pedal, and electric harps.
Megan's 2014 album Bernard's Christmas featuring music by French composer Bernard Andrès was deemed "gorgeous" by Harp Column Magazine, with the published arrangements to follow in 2016. Megan collaborated with vocalist/percussionist Rebekah West to create and record original music from a tiny chapel where she lives in Cabris, France, resulting in the 2015 album Les Audides. Her composition Mon Souffle for harp and cello was premiered at the American Harp Society National Conference in 2022. In addition, Elles for harp and piano was premiered at the Harpissima festival in Monaco in 2022. Megan teaches in her private studio as well as the Conservatoire de Musique in Cannes.
Phoenix: Harp, cello & flute, 2022
Megan holds a Bachelor of Music in harp from the University of Arizona with jazz harpist Carrol McLaughlin and a Masters in Music from the University of Texas at Austin under Delaine Fedson. She gained a Premiere Prix from the Conservatoire de Musique in Grasse, France under the tutelage of Alessandra Magrini and Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche. Megan cherishes the memories of her first harp lessons at the age of 12 with Phoenix-based harpist Adrienne Bridgewater.