Mark Norris, professional harp maker.
Mark began his training in 1976 with Arnold Dolmetsch Ltd as a harpsichord, spinet and clavichord maker. He married harp player and composer Savourna Stevenson and returned to Scotland in 1981 to establish his workshop in the Scottish Borders town of Peebles. Savourna’s creative harp compositions, performances and virtuosic recordings required high-quality instruments, so Mark decided to specialise in the design and construction of professional harps.
Almost four decades later he is renowned worldwide for fine craftsmanship, the exceptional tone of his harps and the precision of his unique semitone levers; all qualities that have led many leading players, students, teachers, performers and recording artists to regard Mark Norris Harps to be some of the finest instruments available.