Romy Wymer is a Glasgow-based harpist, composer and teacher, originally from the Netherlands. Her compositions, which draw from traditional folk music, jazz and minimalism, are autobiographical in nature and seek to capture the joy of mundanity in life.
Romy studied traditional music with Heather Downie at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she graduated with first class honours. Since then, she was awarded second place and the audience award in the World Harp Competition 2021 for her programme Lore, and she was a semifinalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2021.
Romy writes and plays with harp trio The Willow Trio, who have released their EP 'Oystercatchers' and folk ballet 'Eala Shàilein', a Gaelic take on Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. She has also appeared on Glasgow jazz collective Azamiah's debut album 'In Phases'.
The highly adept composition stylings of Wymer display a close knowledge of the clarsach and an admirable musicality in her writing, which is both deftly paced and mindfully arranged ... It is a joyous capturing of sound which I cannot recommend highly enough.
- Sandy Power, The Music Files