Spotlight is the Music Network's regular podcast shining the spotlight on people involved in music in their working life.
An alumna of the Royal Academy of Music and long-time supporter of the UCCF Music Network, Mary Reid is a freelance classical harpist who performs as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral harpist, and in the community, as well as teaching. On her website you can find her full (and very impressive) bio. As well as regular work with Opera North and the Royal Opera House, recent highlights also include a solo recital in Falkirk, chamber work with the Aurora Orchestra, a USA tour with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), and performances of Wagner's Rhinegold with the English National Opera (ENO).
In this podcast recorded in Marylebone in February 2023, Music Network co-ordinator Tom Chevis interviews Mary about her work, her faith, her top tips for navigating the first few years of freelancing, and the virtue of thankfulness as a Christian working in the music industry.