Wedding Harpist

Valeria has graduated with the distinction from the Royal College of Music in London in 2015 where she was receiving a full scholarship from ABRSM.
Valeria has performed as a soloist and in ensemble groups in numerous concerts, at a vast range of concert halls: Kensington Palace, Wigmore Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Forge, The National Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, The Natural History Museum, West road Hall (Cambridge) and The Royal College of Music Concert Halls.

About Valeria

She also has performed in front of HRH Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Michael and HRH Prince William. Valeria can play solo or alongside a range of different instruments and is available to play a memorable performance for your wedding day or event. She is happy to help pick the music or can play your chosen genre.

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Repertoire

Popular:
Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind (New York)
Beyonce – Halo; Irreplaceable
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Bob Marley – One Love; Three little birds
Bruno Mars – Marry you; Just the way you are
Cole Porter – I get a kick out of you; Anything Goes
Christina Perry – A thousand years
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Duke Ellington – Caravan; In sentimental Mood
Des’Ree – Kissing you
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Ella Fitzgerald – Dream a little dream of me; My funny Valentine; Cry me a river
Florence and the Machine – Dog days are over
Frank Sinatra – My Way; Strangers in the night; That’s Life
George Gershwin – Summertime; The man I love; Prelude No3
Etta James – At Last
Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love with you; Love is all around
Henry Mancini – Moon River
John Williams – Schindler’s List; Jurassic Park
John Legend – All of me
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Les Miserables – I dreamed a dream
Lionel Richie – Endless Love
Luigi Einaudi – Le Onde; Night; Primavera; Divenire
Miles Davis – So What
Michael Buble – Everything
Nat King Cole – L.O.V.E
Oasis- Wonderwal
Peter Gabriel – Book of Love
Pixies – Where is my mind
Paul Chertok – Jazz Suite
Paul Desmond – Take Five
Queen – Somebody to love; Bohemian Rapsody
Righteous Brother – Unchained Melody (Ghost)
Robin Williams – Angel
Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge over truoubled water
Sting – Every breath you take; Fields of Gold
Steve Wonder – I just called to say I love you; Superstition
Siur Ros – Hoppipolla
The Beatles – Let it be; Yesterday
The Rolling Stones – Angie; Satisfaction
Tracy Chapman – The promise
The Verve – Bittersweet symphony
Whitney Houston – I will always love you
Yann Tiersen – Comptine D’ un Autre Ete; Les Jours Tristes
Yurima – River Flows in You
Classical:
I. Albeniz – Cordoba, Malaguena, Asturias
I.S. Bach – Air on G string, Jesu Joy of man’s desiring, Arioso from Cantata BWV 156
I.S. Bach – Suite BWV 997; Suite BWV 996; Partita No 6 BWV 830
C.P. Bach – Sonata in G Major
L.V. Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
G. Bizet – Entr’acte from Carmen; Minuet from l’Arlésienne
B. Britten – Suite for Harp; Ceremony of Carols
A. Caple – Divertissements
J. Charpentier – La Danse Devant l’arche
A. Corelli – Adagio
J. Cras – Deux Impromptus
M.Damase – Theme and Variations
C. Debussy – Arabesque No.1 and No.2; En bateau; Reverie
C. Debussy – Suite Bergamasque (Prelude, Menuet, Clair de lune, Passepied)
F. Dizi – Grand Sonata
M. de Falla – Spanish Dance No 1
G. Faure – Impromptu No 6 op. 86; Sicilienne; Apres un reve; Pavane op.50
M. Glinka – Nocturne Separation, The Lark, Variations ontheme of Mozart
G. Handel – Concerto in B flat Major
G. Handel – The arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Passacaglia
P. Hindemith – Sonata for harp
F. Liszt – Lieberstraum; Un Sospiro
L. Liebermann – Duo Concerto for flute and harp
J. Massenet – Meditation from Thais
W.A. Mozart – Flute and Harp Concerto in C major
J. Offenbach Barcarolle
J. Pachelbel – Canon
S. Prokofiev – Prelude in C
S. Rachmaninov – Vocalise; Italian Polka; Prelude No 9 op. 2
M. Ravel – Pavane pour une infante defunte; Introduction and Allegro
H. Renie – Legende; Danse des Lutins; Contemplation
A. Rossetti – Sonata in E flat major Op.2
A. Rubinstein – Melody
C. Saint-Saëns – The Swan; Fantasy for harp
E. Satie – Gymnopedie
R. Schedrin – A la Albeniz
F. Schubert – Impromptu in B-flat Major; Impromptu in G-flat Major; Ave Maria
A. Vivaldi – Concerto in D major;

Reviews

“Thank you for your beautiful music Valeria, you are a very talented young musician!”

5/5
HRH Prince Michael of Kent
Event

Thank you so much for your lovely playing at our reception on Tuesday. Our guests really enjoyed it, and the harp sounded so beautiful in the music room. I know Prince Michael really enjoyed meeting you too.
Very best wishes “

5/5
Debbie Butler

“Dear Valeria,
 Thank you so much for performing so wonderfully last night. I really meant it when I said that it was beyond perfect and I can’t tell you how very grateful I am to you for helping to make the event so incredibly special and memorable for our guests.
 It really was such a joy to listen to such a fabulous and professional performance, which was beyond anything I could have hoped for.
 It was so obvious how much the guests enjoyed listening to you, and I’m so pleased they all wanted to thank you personally afterwards!
 We run so many events here and they can sometimes all start to blend into one, but last night will always really stand out for me as one of the most special I’ve had the pleasure of working on”

5/5
Kyla Owen 

Wedding Harpists – Their Music and Why It’s Perfect for Weddings

For an extra special touch of elegance on your wedding day, why not consider a harpist to create an unforgettable soundscape? Wedding harpists can add just the right atmosphere and emotion to any ceremony or reception, making them a great pick for a truly memorable celebration.

What makes harp music unique?

One of the reasons wedding harpists can make such an impact is the unique sound of their instruments. Harps are stringed instruments which create delicate and soothing music that can fill any room. The strings evoke peace and tranquillity that will envelop your special day, providing gorgeous background noise to the events following countless years of tradition.

What kind of repertoire do wedding harpists play?

Wedding harpists often have a large repertoire of music, including classic songs such as “Canon in D,” by Pachelbel, traditional folk tunes, and even modern hits. A talented wedding harpist can personalize their selection according to the couple’s preference. Some harpists also offer collaborations with other instruments or solo singers, which can help ensure that your wedding ceremony goes off without a hitch!

How different cultures have seen the value of the harps in their ceremonies

Harps have been used in different cultures for centuries to bring joy, beauty and a sense of ceremony to special occasions such as weddings. From the ancient Egyptians who believed in its spiritual qualities, to the Celtic Knotwork designs that run through Irish culture – these stringed instruments possess an enduring power and beauty that cannot be denied. Harp music has also been looked at more broadly, as both Chinese and Islamic cultures have seen the value of appreciating its unique sound when used at important life events.

Ideas for items that can be included in a wedding harpist’s performance

Most harpists will be able to provide you with a selection of pieces, both traditional and modern, for your wedding ceremony. Some suggestions for included performances include romantic classics such as ‘Ave Maria’ or instrumental renditions of popular love songs. For the reception, more upbeat pieces like classical favourites or popular tunes. Wedding harpists can even work with you in sourcing a favourite piece if requested in advance – perfect for adding a special touch to your day!

Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Harpist

  • Hire a wedding harpist for a romantic and musical touch to your special day.
  • The music of the harp can bring a sense of peace and tranquillity to the atmosphere of your wedding.
  • Harps can be used to play all types of music, from classical to popular.
  • The sound of a harp creates a magical and memorable atmosphere, making it the perfect choice for a wedding.
  • Harpists are often experienced in playing a variety of music and can customize their performance to fit the occasion.
  • Harp music can evoke emotions and can be used to enhance the mood of the wedding.
  • Harpists can provide a unique and special experience that will stay with your guests long after the wedding is over.
  • Hiring a harpist is a cost-effective way to add class and elegance to your wedding day.

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