The Reset Rebel meets Jazz Harpist Alina Bzhezhinska

Episode 187,   Dec 29, 2023, 05:00 AM

In todays episode we perch in a new Italian Cafe in Santa Eulalia over two glasses of cold crisp white wine in the winter sunshine to meet Ukrainian jazz Haprist, Alina Bzhezhinska. 

Alina is undoubtedly one of the leading harpists in the world today and is a one-woman powerhouse on a mission to bring the harp to the fore of contemporary sound. 

A jazz harpist, composer, band leader and a founder of the digital platform HipHarpCollective, she’s also trying to remarket the harp in her lifetime. 

Alina Bzhezhinska has performed at Balmoral Castle for HM the Queen’s 80th birthday, was commissioned by Thai royalty to arrange the music written by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and more recently could be found creating with UK jazz frontrunner Kamaal Williams on his second studio album, Wu Hen. 

Having studied Classical Harp at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, obtained a Masters in Arts in Poland, a spot at the University of Arizona to study jazz ensued. Relocating to the UK in 2002, Bzhezhinska went on to become the resident harp tutor at the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Scotland for seven years.  

She now lives in Ibiza and is making her new album on the island with a fusion of electronic sounds and beats. At The HUB studios.