Jacinta Irene Dennett

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Her wide range of performance styles include as concerto soloist, a recitalist, an orchestral and chamber musician and a Showcase performer aboard a Japanese cruise ship. She has also played Celtic harp in a contemporary band and has teamed up with an operatic soprano in duo Bliss!

In 2017 Jacinta toured her solo harp program Threaded Stars—featuring the compositions of Australian women composers, including a newly commissioned work, Three Pieces by Alicia Grant—to Bunbury, Hong Kong, Seattle and New York City.

Jacinta holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Music, a Bachelor of Music Performance, a Graduate Diploma of Music Performance, a Graduate Diploma of Education, a Foundation Certificate in Steiner Education, and a Master of Fine Arts.

Through her current PhD research at the University of Melbourne, Jacinta is emerging as an authority on Australian women composers. Her research has been presented across Australia and at the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, the Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, USA and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK.

Jacinta leads harp pedagogy at Australia’s most distinguished musical institutions: Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Monash University and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.