HARPIST to the Prince of Wales, Claire Jones, will perform at Evesham Arts Centre tonight.

The 24-year-old will play alongside percussionist Chris Marshall.

The pair launched their project when Chris produced a variety of arrangements for percussion and harp, including everything from classical standards to Welsh and Irish folk songs.

Tonight’s programme will include Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee, Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite, Williams’ Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Rhymes and an arrangement from Riverdance, as well as other pieces.

Claire was the winner of the Welsh National Eisteddfod 2006 and became harpist to Prince Charles the following year.

She began playing her instrument at 10 years old and went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London before joining the Royal Academy of Music as a postgraduate scholar.

No stranger to royal patronage, Claire performed as a soloist in front of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 16.

Since 2005, she has given performances at the Houses of Parliament, Portcullis House, St James’ Palace, Kensington Palace, the Welsh Assembly and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Chris was born in Cardiff and began his musical studies at the age of 15 and has played with many of the principality’s top brass bands and orchestras.

Tickets cost £13 for adults, £12 for concessions and £3 for students. Tonight’s performance starts at 7.30pm.

To book, call the Almonry on 01386 446944. Tickets may be available on the door.