Harpist Katie

One of the few harpists in the UK who plays both a full-size concert harp, and a small Electric Harp. Katie is available to hire for any events requiring a sophisticated and engaging musical backdrop. Harpist in London

PRICE GUIDE: £300

London Harpist Katie

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Katie has performed internationally and at many prestigious venues in the UK including St John's Smith Square, the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre (and the Barbican Art Gallery where she played as part of an installation for their Seduced exhibition in 2008), LSO St. Luke's and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Katie has performed at the House of Lords, in the company of Prince Charles at St. James' Palace and for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the Senate House in Cambridge. She performed at George Best's Memorial Service at Manchester Cathedral, and for George Martin's Birthday Celebration at GSMD. Katya has enjoyed much collaboration with various solo instrumentalists, chamber groups, orchestras, singers and beatboxers.

Katie graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2011, with a BA in English Literature. During her three years at Cambridge, Katie played principal harp for the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra and variously for Jesus, Trinity, Clare, Queens, Pembroke and Kings College Music Societies. She also premiered a work for harp, clarinet and contemporary dancers (playing the harp part rather than the dance part, sadly!) as part of Professor Robin Kirkpatrick's Dante Project, which was called back for a second performance series in 2010, due to popular demand. Katie played principal harp for the Cambridge University Opera Society in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, in 2009, and in Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande, in 2010. She also played for the award winning Shadwell Society in their production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream both in Cambridge and at the Edinburgh Festival.

Katie plays beautiful music and is perfect for rceptions, weddings and corporate events requiring an added touch of class.

Previous clients & venues include:

  • The Dorchester Hotel
  • Windsor Castle
  • The Noisettes
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • The House of Lords
  • His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktou
  • Tinie Tempah
  • Trinity Hall College, Cambridge
  • The Savoy
  • Wroxall Abbey Estate
     

Line up & Options:

Solo harpist

Additional options:

  • Electric harp
  • Duo with cello

Performance times:

Katie can be hired for 1 to 3 hours

Selected Repertoire:

Classical & Wedding Repertoire

Bridal March from ‘Lohengrin’ – Richard Wagner

Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn

Ten Préludes – J.S. Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – George Handel

Spring & Winter from ‘The Four Seasons’ – Antonio Vivaldi

Air & Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’ – George Handel
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Amarilli Mia Bella – Giulio Caccini
“Sarabande” from Violin Partita No. 1 - J.S. Bach
Berceuse Russe – Marcel Tournier
Minuet in G Major – J.S. Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
O Mio Babbino Caro  - Giacomo Puccini
Harp Concerto in B-flat - George Handel
Suite for Harp - Benjamin Britten
Recuerdos de Viaje – I. Albéniz
The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land – John Thomas
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Canon in D  - Pachelbel
Equisse (from Feuillets d’Album) – Henri Renié
Angelus (from Feuillets d’Album) – Henri Renié
Barcarolle – Marcel Grandjany
Reverie – Alphonse Hasselsmans
Pavane and Variations – Antonio de Cabe
Chanson dans la nuit – Carlos Salzedo
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Eric Satie
Rest, Sweet Nymphs – Francis Pilkington
Flow my Tears – John Dowland
Come Again, Sweet Love – John Dowland
Sonatina – Sergiu Natra

Jazz / Pop

It Had to Be You – Isham Jones
But Not for Me – George Gershwin
If – David Gates
A Time for Us (Love Theme from the Paramount
Picture Romeo and Juliet) – Nino Rota
Fields of Gold  - Sting
Misty – Garner
My Romance
Samba de Orfeo
Send in the Clowns  - Sondheim
Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Blue Bossa 
Summertime – Gershwin
Over The Rainbow
As Time Goes By  - Hupfield
Alice in Wonderland – Fain/Hilliard
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
There Will Never be Another You – Warren/Gordon
Black Orpheus – Louis Bonfi
Killer Joe – Benny Golson
Annie's Song  - John Denver
New Blues – Deborah Henson-Conant

Traditional

My Lagan Love – trad. Ulster Air
I Love my Love in the Morning – trad. Ireland arr. Kim Robertson
Star of County Down – trad. Ireland
Shenandoah – trad. American Chantey
Variations on a Welsh Carol – Ank Van Campen
Adon Olam – Uzi Chitman
Down by the Salley Gardens – trad. Ireland
Danny Boy – trad. Ireland
Scarborough Fair – trad. England
Mi Yitnani Of (Who Will Give me Wings) – trad. Bukharan Melody arr. Sunita Staneslow
Donna Donna – trad. Yiddish
Greensleeves – trad. English
All The Pretty Little Horses – Southeastern American Lullaby
Tum Balalaika – trad. Russian
Glenlivet – trad. Scotland

Testimonials:

On stage, Katie demonstrates great flair, poise, and the natural communicative skills which cannot be taught. In short, the audience adored her, and it was a joy to share the stage with her.
Deborah Henson-Conant, Grammy-nominated Harpist

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The Events Team at the University of Cambridge Development Office has worked with Katya on a number of occasions. It has always been a pleasure working with Katie; her music, coupled with her professionalism has been hugely appreciated by our guests and has fitted in very well with the type of events we organise.
Mignon Bout

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If you want to add a touch of class to your special occasion, I would highly recommend these two wonderful musicians. Proficient from start to finish, I dare you to find more accommodating and accomplished professionals than these two. Ten out of ten!
Nicky & Daniel Wallace
 

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