Maruka Music was created in 2003 to publish the works of Skaila Kanga, the celebrated versatile harpist, composer and teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Skaila studied piano and singing at the Royal Academy of Music and studied the harp with Tina Bonifacio. Skaila is renowned for her extensive career in both classical and pop records, television and her amazing list of nearly 500 film soundtrack credits, including Harry Potter, Shrek and James Bond. She has recorded with Elton John, Paul McCartney, Sting, Robbie Williams, James Galway, John Williams, Frank Sinatra, Joan Sutherland, Pavarotti, Katherine Jenkins and many more.
For over 25 years Skaila was the solo harpist with the Nash Ensemble. She has been the Principal Harp of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields since 1971 and the London Mozart Players.
Skaila works closely as Harp Consultant to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. In 2003 Skaila, who was Head of Harp at the Royal Academy of Music from 1999-2010, was awarded Professorship of the University of London. In 2006 she co-founded the renowned summer International Harp Academy "HarpMasters" with Milda Agazarian. Skaila was appointed the title of Professor Emerita of Harp at the Royal Academy of Music in 2010.