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Bianca Watts

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About Bianca

Award-winning harpist and singer. Bianca excels at classical harp, jazz, folk and pop music.
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London
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Bianca began studying the harp at age seven in Chantilly, France, and has been charmed by the instrument ever since. In 2019 she completed her Masters degree in harp at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Distinction and in 2016 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree from Durham University in Spanish, Chinese and Music. She also studied the harp for two years at the Royal Conservatoire of Madrid. Bianca plays solo recitals, gigs with harp & voice, with orchestras, for weddings, parties and any other event seeking a harpist!

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Bianca's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Zoe H
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Bianca provided a wonderful varied set.

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Propertymark
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Bianca was hired to play background music for our recent event at the Savoy. She was highly professional, communicative throughout the whole booking process and a joy to have as part of our event. Would highly recommend.

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1 year ago

Thank you, it was a pleasure playing for you guys!

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Fatima
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

It was an amazing experience to have Bianca play at my wedding reception. She has incredible talent and played various ranges of music that was pleasing to my guest. Bianca had good communication throughout process of trying to organise, what i wanted on our wedding reception. She is very professional; have the sweetest personality and warm welcoming attitude to all my guest. I would recommend having Bianca play at your function ! Thank you Bianca for making my day special .

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Sophie M
2 years ago, for a Wedding in 97-113 Marylebone Rd
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5 out of 5

Your singing and playing were beyond beautiful - everyone absolutely loved it and I'm only sad that I couldn't have heard more! You created the perfect atmosphere and made our ceremony so very special and we're so grateful for that!

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Martyn S
5 years ago, for a Corporate event in Southwick
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5 out of 5

We had the very great pleasure of Bianca’s company in the Art Gallery for two lovely days, this was a great success as Bianca enchanted and entertained all who passed through the door with her captivating Harp playing and most wonderful singing. Hearts and souls were lifted as indeed were sales. Thank you Bianca xx

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Bianca's Song list

Albeniz, Isaac – Malagueña
Alvars, Parish - La Danse des Fées
Andre Caplet - Divertissements a la Française
Andre Caplet - Divertissements a L’Espagnole
Benzecry - Alwa
Britten, B. Ceremony of carols Interlude and There is no rose
Britten, B. Suite for Harp
Chertok , P - Ten Past Two, Harpicide at Midnight
Croft, William – Ground
Debussy – Claire de Lune
Debussy - Des Pas Sur la Neige
Dusik J.L. - Six Sonatines
Glinka, M. - Nocturne
Guridi, Jesus - Viejo Zortzico
Granados – Spanish Dance No. 5 (duo transcribed by Salzedo)
Handel - Harp Concerto
Hasselmans – Valse de Concert
Hasselmans - La source
Henson-Conant, Deborah - Baroque Flamenco
Hindemith, P. - Sonate
Mathias, William – Santa Fe Suite
Pierné, G – Impromptu Caprice
Prokofiev –Prelude in C (op.12 N.7)
Rota, Nina - Sarabanda
Thomas, John - Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native land
Thomas, John - Watching the Wheat
Tournier, Marcel – Au Matin, Etude de Concert
Turina, Joaquin – Ciclo Plateresco
Saint Saens – Morceau de Concert
Salzedo – Tango, Gavotte, Polka
Soler, Antonio – Sonata N.10
Suggested for Weddings
Croft, William – Ground
Bach - Preludes n.1
Davies, Peter Maxwell - Farewell to Stromness
Debussy – Claire de Lune
Pachelbel - Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Moon River
Savourna Stevenson - Tickled Pink
Erik Satie - Gymnopédies n.1
H. Renié - Au bord du Ruisseau
Rameau - Le Rappel des oiseaux
J.S Bach First Prelude
Yann Tiersen - La valse d’Amelie
Hasselmans - La source
Scarlatti - Sonata in D minor K77
Greensleeves - trad
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Harp and Voice
Handel - O sleep why dost though leave me
Falla - Nana
Gershwin - Summertime
Can’t help Falling in love
Fly me to the moon
Kissing you - Des’ree
When somebody Loved me - Sarah McLachlan
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Wrecking ball - Miley Cyrus
All of you - John Legend
Stay with me - Sam smith
Mountain Peasant Song - Fleet Foxes
Chelsea Hotel - Leonard Cohen
Emmylou - First Aid Kit
Amado Mio
River - Joni Mitchell
Case of you - Joni Mitchell
Can’t make you love me
Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
Mr Bojangles -Aretha Franklin
59th Street - Paul Simon
Ocean Eyes - Billie Eilish
Danny Boy - trad
Wild Mountain Thyme - trad
The Wild Rover - trad
Whiskey in the Jar - trad
Farewell, Farewell - trad
Waters of Tyne - trad
Aud Lang Syne - trad
She moves through the fair - trad
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Au port - Camille
Quelqu'un m'a dit - Carla Bruni
La vie en rose - Edith Piaf
Ta reine - Angele
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Un poco Loco - Coco
Can you feel the love - The Lion King
9 crimes -Damien Rice
To build a home - Cinematic Orchestra
At Last - Etta James
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Daydreamer - Adele
Yesterday - The Beatles
I wanna hold your hand - The Beatles
Andante andante, ABBA
The First Noel
Walking in the Air - The snowman

Bianca's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£225
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£400

Add-ons

Learn/ arrange songs of your choice
+£30
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help you have the best event possible. If timings change slightly just let me know as soon as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive 40 mins before the performance to get the harp in place, tune and have a small warm up. If this isn't possible just let me know.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I've include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

None at all - my instrument is played acoustically so I don't need any equipment. If it is raining then I will need full cover or to perform indoors as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged. For harp and singing I will bring my own amp and microphones which can be battery powered if need be,

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. The fee will depend on how hard the song is and how long it is.
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Folk, Country, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Spanish music, French music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Irish rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night
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Other skills:
Actor, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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