Esther Beyer

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 2 reviews
Booking protection
Secure online payments
Free 48hr cancellations
Support available Mon-Sun
Like Esther Beyer?
Watch & Listen
Esther Beyer in action

About Esther Beyer

Award winning professional harpist based in London. Available for weddings, functions, sessions, orchestral, chamber music and education.
Esther Beyer's profile picture
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Esther Beyer is an award-winning professional harpist based in London. Competition successes include first place in the inaugural Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Prize (held at Wigmore Hall, 2020) and reaching the final of the 2020 Sir Karl Jenkins Music Award (in association with Classic FM) Esther is also a yeoman of The Musician’s Company. Notable solo highlights include performing for HRH Duchess of Cornwall on the Royal Harp at Clarence House. A passionate orchestral musician, Esther has worked under the batons of renowned conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardener and Ilan Volkov, has premiered works by Tansy Davies, Unsuk Chin and Iris ter Schiphorst and performed in venues across the UK, including the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and Royal Festival Hall. Esther is currently a London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts Associate and was the harpist for the 2021 London Sinfonietta Academy. Esther is also an avid chamber musician and is having particular success with her flute and harp ensemble, the Equinox Duo, who are performing regularly across England. Appearances include the Barnes Music Festival (2022), Buxton International Festival (July 2021), and a recital of recent works for flute and harp at the RAM (2020), including a world premiere by David Nunn. Excited by contemporary music, the duo aims to continue performing new music for the ensemble, working with emerging composers and broadening the repertoire. A keen advocate of the importance of music in the community, Esther devotes time to working in learning and participation. She has recently worked with the London Sinfonietta and Musician’s Company learning departments to deliver composition workshops in Primary Schools across London and has been an Assistant Creative Tutor and Assistant Harp Tutor for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She is passionate about sharing the joy of creativity and the necessity of providing access to music and music education for everyone, no matter their circumstances. She will be a Royal Academy of Music Open Academy Fellow for 2022-23. Esther is in currently the final year of her Master of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Karen Vaughan and Susan Blair. In 2020 she graduated from the RAM with a first-class Bachelor of Music degree and was a recipient of the Regency Award for outstanding contribution. Her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music are generously supported by a RAM Entrance Scholarship, The Musician's Company, and Help Musicians UK. Esther is a grateful recipient of a Wolfson Foundation Grant (2018), which allowed her to purchase her Salvi Iris harp.

Esther Beyer
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5
2 verified reviews

Esther Beyer's Reviews

From customers:

Jack S
1 year ago, for a Concert in Royal Parade
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

Many thanks for coming to St Andrew's and providing us with a magical recital. The audience was spellbound, as was I!

Jake R
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Oaks Rd
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

We booked Esther for our wedding day and she made it all the more special. Esther has a fantastic repertoire of songs to choose from, many of which are personal favourites. Esther even learned two new songs for us! Communication was fantastic for the months leading up to the wedding and great value for money given the value her music brought to the day. 5* :)

Encore badges
1st Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over a year

Esther Beyer's Song list

Bach, C.P.E – Sonata for Harp in G
Bach, J.S, arr. Grandjany – Allemande from Violin Partita No.2
Bach. J.S, arr. Grandjany – Sarabande from Violin Partita No.1
Bach, J.S, arr. Heulyn – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven – Ode to Joy from Symphony no.9
Britten – Suite for Harp
Dalwyn Henshall – Three Welsh Dances
Debussy – Clair de Lune
Debussy arr. McDonald – La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Debussy arr. Renie – Premiere Arabesque
Dello Joio – Bagatelles for Harp
Delmas – Priere
Einaudi – Due Tramonti
Einaudi – I Giorni
Einaudi – I Due Fiumi
Einaudi – La Nascita delle Cose Segrete
Einaudi – Le Onde
Einaudi - Limbo
Einaudi – Passaggio
Francisque arr. Grandjany – Pavane and Bransles
Glinka – Nocturne
Glinka arr. Balakirev – The Lark
Gliere – Impromptu
Godefroid – Etude de Concert in Eb minor
Granados trans. Bruno – Danza Espanola No.5 (Andaluza)
Handel – Air from The Water Music
Handel - Passacaille
Hasselmans – La Source
Henson-Conant – Baroque Flamenco
Henson-Conant – Nataliana
Hindemith – Sonata for Harp
Lizotte – Suite Galactique
Massenet – Meditation from Thais
Mathias – Three Improvisations
McDonald – Toccata (Sabre Dance)
McDonald – Two Guitars
Nadermann – Sonatina No.2
Nadermann – Sonatina No.4 Prelude and Allegro Moderato
Nadermann – Sonatina No.5 Prelude and Allegro Maestoso
Nadermann – Sonatina No.6
Offenbach – Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann)
Pierne – Impromptu Caprice
Prokofiev – Prelude in C
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Respighi arr. Grandjany – Siciliana
Satie – Gymnopedie no.1
Sattori – Time to Say Goodbye
Spohr – Fantasie
Tchaikovsky arr. Keune – Fantasie on themes from Eugene Onegin
Tournier – Au Matin
Tournier – Feerie
Tournier - Sonatine
Tournier – Soupir
Tournier – Vers la Source dans la Bois
Vivaldi arr. Fell – Allegretto, from Spring
Vivaldi, arr. Fell – Largo, from Winter
Quarantotto and Sartori – Time to say Goodbye
Watkins – Fire Dance
Zabel – Concert Etude in Eb
Weddings – Traditional
Bizet – Duet from the Pearl Fishers
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakme
Grieg – Morning from Peer Gynt Suite
Grieg – Finale from Organ Symphony
Handel – Chaconne
Handel – La Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Purcell – Trumpet Tune
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelsohn – Wedding March
Schubert – Ave Maria
Wagner – Bridal March
Traditional and Folk
Amazing Grace - Traditional
Annandale – Phamie Gow
Auld Lang Syne - Traditional
Brian Boru’s March (Ireland)
Caoineadh Eoghain Rua (Lament for Owen Roe) (Ireland)
Carolan’s Welcome – O’ Carolan
Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady – O’ Carolan
Danny Boy (Ireland)
David of the White Rock (Wales)
Dros y Dwr I Draeth Llanstephan (Over the water to Llanstephan Beach)
Eriskay Love Lilt (Hebrides)
Greensleeves (England)
Harp of Gold (Wales)
Hal-an-Tow (Cornwall)
Havah Nagila (Traditional)
Innocent Railway – Phamie Gow
Islay Jig – Alan Reid
Kemure’s up and awa’ (Scotland)
LLongau Caenarfon (The Ships of Caenarfon)
Kid on the Mountain (Ireland)
Lord Galway’s Lamentation – O’ Carolan
Myfanwy (Wales)
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose (England)
Over the Sea to Skye (Scotland)
Planxty Drew – O’ Carolan
Planxty Crilly – O’ Carolan
Sosban Fach (Wales)
The Ash Grove (Wales)
The Atholl Highlanders (Scotland)
The Kilbarchan Weaver – Alison Kinnaird
The Night Fold – Phamie Gow
Romance – Phamie Gow
Scarborough Fair – Traditional, arr. Stewart Green
Watching the Wheat – John Thomas
Beautiful Love – Standard.
It had to be you – Isham Jones
Jazzette (from Saturday Night Jazz Suite) – Paul Lewis
Love is here to stay - Gershwin
Misty – Burke and Garner
Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
New Blues – Henson Conant
Stella by Starlight – Standard.
Summertime – Gershwin
Take Five – Paul Desmond
Ten Past Two (From Around the Clock Suite) – Pearl Chertok
The Man I Love – Gershwin
Themes from American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin arr. Fell
Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
ABBA – I Have a Dream
Bette Midler – The Rose
Bette Midler – Wind Beneath my Wings
Chet Powers – Let’s get together
Christina Perry – Thousand Years
Coldplay – Yellow
Coldplay – Fix You
David Gray – This year’s love
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ellie Goulding – How long will I love you?
Ellie Goulding – Love me like you do
Elton John/Ellie Goulding – Your Song
Elvis Presley – Can’t help falling in love with you
Enya – Only Time
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Eva Cassidy/Fleetwood Mac – Songbird
Gary Bonner – Happy Together
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
John Denver – Annie’s Song
Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Maschwitz and Sherwin – A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
Mark Gordon/Harry Warren – At Last
Paul Mealer (Military Wives) – Wherever you are
Petula Clark - Downtown
Phil Collins – A Groovy Kind of Love
Robbie Williams - Angels
Simon and Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence
Sting – Fields of Gold
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles – Let it be
The Beatles – Yesterday
Yiruma – The River Flows in You
Addams Family - Theme
Aladdin – A Whole New World
A Star is Born (Streisand) - Evergreen
Beauty and the Beast – Theme
Beauty and the Beast – Something There
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Moon River
Dirty Dancing – (I’ve had) The Time of my Life
Flintstones - Theme
Jean de Florette – Theme
Lady and the Tramp – Bella Notte
Lord of the Rings – Eowyn’s Theme
Lord of the Rings – King of the Golden Hall
Lord of the Rings – In Dreams
Love Actually – Glasgow Love Theme
Love Story – Theme
Mary Poppins – Feed the Birds
Pinocchio – When you wish upon a Star
Robin Hood – Love
Romeo and Juliet – A Time for Us (Love Theme)
Star Wars – Cantina Band (arr. McLaughlin)
Tarzan – You’ll be in my Heart
Titanic – My heart will go on, Southampton, Hymn to the Sea
The Godfather – Love Theme
The Lion King – Can you feel the love tonight?
The Little Mermaid – Part of your World
The Little Mermaid – Under the Sea
Show Tunes
A Little Night Music – Send in the Clowns
Cats – Memory
Fiddler on the Roof – Sunrise, Sunset
Hair - Aquarius
Les Miserables – Bring Him Home
Les Miserables – Castle on a Cloud
Les Miserables – On My Own
Miss Saigon – Sun and Moon
Miss Saigon – Movie in my Mind
Miss Saigon – Last Night of the World
My Fair Lady – Get Me to the Church on Time
Phantom of the Opera – Music of the Night
The Sound of Music – Edelweiss
The Sound of Music – My Favourite Things
The Sound of Music – The Sound of Music
The Wizard of Oz – Over the Rainbow

Esther Beyer's Prices

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

Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Folk, Easy listening, Experimental, Covers
See all genres
See all instruments
Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party, Theatre / Show
See all event types
Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
See all skills