Recently awarded 'Best Wedding Harpist - London' at the 2019 Global Wedding Awards, Harriet is in high demand for weddings and functions due to her expertise and performing flair. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Harriet combines her musical talent with absolute professionalism and a ‘can do’ attitude.
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 and recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, but she has also performed on BBC 1's Songs of Praise, played live on ITV's Good Morning Britain, and filmed for the ITV drama series Harlots 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.
As a soloist she has given many recitals at major London venues including St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, the National gallery and St James’s Palace. In addition to live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, Harriet has appeared at the Swaledale Festival, and has performed concertos with orchestras including the Dart Festival Orchestra and the Ten Tors Orchestra. As part of her award from the Martin Musical Fund, she toured with the Unicorn Theatre Project / Philharmonia Orchestra for their production of the opera Clockwork, culminating in performances at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden. Harriet has worked regularly with many orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra (where she also performed in their Music Of Today series), the Orchestra of the Swan and the Northern Sinfonia.
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 two full-size concert harps: a natural wood finish Salvi Diana and a stunning golden Salvi Electra. She can also provide a smaller Clarsach 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 played at our wedding reception recently and was an absolute delight. Really great harp player and accommodated song requests. Beautiful sound and a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend. More...
We just wanted to thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. The guests thoroughly loved watching you play...you did an amazing job. Thank you for your contribution in making our day so perfect! :0) More...
We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was lovely meeting you and our only regret was that we couldn't sit and listen to you more as the photographs got into full swing!
We received so many lovely comments from our guests about your playing and just wanted to take a moment to pass this onto you.
We would 100% recommend you to anyone thinking of getting married, as the harp and your playing were an extra splash of magic on an amazing day.
Thank you once again.
Chris & Hayley More...