Harpist - Harriet ref: 6544
Award winning harpist Harriet is in high demand for weddings and functions due to her expertise and performing flair. With over 15 years' experience in the industry, she combines her musical talent with absolute professionalism and a ‘can do’ attitude. In the past few months alone, Harriet has played everywhere from a performance opening the new Indian Wing of the V&A in front of HRH Prince Charles, a special appearance for the charity Warchild's Winter Wassail, and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
Over the years, Harriet’s harp has taken her to diverse locations and star studded events including a performance in front of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as part of the celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee, an appearance at the BRIT Awards and a live duet on TV with Dermot O'Leary for Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother. A versatile performer, not only has she has dressed up as an angel to appear at London’s Fabric Night Club , but she has also performed for BBC 1's Songs of Praise and for Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector. For several years she performed regular recitals on cruise ships including Cunard’s legendary QE2, and also Fred Olsen and P & O cruises. Harriet has played in all the major London Hotels including Claridges, The Ritz, the Savoy, and the Dorchester Hotel.
Harriet will tailor her music to suit each individual event and client’s tastes. Her repertoire is enormously varied and she is happy to take requests with advance warning, and where possible, on the day. She is as equally happy performing light Classical, folk or jazz tunes, as she is pop and Bollywood music. If you would like help choosing music, she is able to provide a comprehensive selection of pieces which work well for the different parts of the day. The right sounds can inspire and complement a magical event, and Harriet will ensure that the music for your day is unique and a lasting memory.
Harriet performs mainly on her full-size concert grand harp but can also provide a smaller Clarsach (folk harp) harp (useful when space is at a premium), and for a more contemporary feel, even a pearlescent white electric harp! Harriet concentrates most of her bookings in London and the Home Counties area, but will also consider events further afield depending on the date and location.
Harriet has an extansive repertoire - both classical and popular.
|Wedding||I am so sorry that I did not get to see you and thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Both Lourdes and myself have been so blessed with meeting so many lovely people while arranging our wedding and making it a perfect and memorable day. Thank you once again and I would be happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking for a harpist to play at their wedding.|
|Wedding||Sarah and I wanted to contact you and offer our belated but sincere thanks for the amazing job you did for us on our Wedding day at the Ashmolean in August. We and our guests were blown away by the setting and the atmosphere created by your wonderful playing during our ceremony, It was so exactly what we wanted and simply sublime in its execution, thank you so very much. We were whisked away with our guests after the ceremony and apologise for not having the time to speak with you before you left the building. Stairway to heaven was just perfect for us and, if you ever play it again, we would love a recording of you playing if you ever have the time to do so.|
|Wedding||We are back from our honeymoon and I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for making our day so special. You playing was beautiful and everyone loved it. I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye and thank you properly on the day but I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated you being a part of our day and to say how beautiful your music was, I felt like a princess gliding to your play-ing.|
|Wedding||Thank you for playing at our ceremony. James loved the Gaga song!! The music was lovely and was the perfect touch to the Ceremony. I will definitely recommend you to any friends having a wed-ding in the future.|