Professional harpist and harp teacher, available for weddings, corporate events, orchestral work, recitals and more.
Heather was inspired to play the harp at the age of six and as a junior student at Trinity College of Music she studied harp with Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly and continued her studies at The Royal Academy of Music, London with Karen Vaughan (Head of Harp) graduating with an MA with Distinction, BMus (Hons) and an LRAM harp teaching qualification. From a young age Heather has been interested in different types of harps and in addition to the Classical Harp plays Celtic, Baroque triple and Paraguayan Harps. Heather currently freelances as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician which has led her to perform at prestigious concert venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Royal Opera House, Cadogan Hall, St John’s, Smith Square, Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, Glyndebourne Opera House, Kensington Palace and St James’ Palace. As an active chamber musician Heather is a founder member of The London Harp Quartet, The Acacia Flute and Harp Duo and The Aurora Trio. From 2014-2016 The Aurora Trio was awarded a prestigious chamber music fellowship at The Royal Academy of Music, they also work together as musical artists for Live Music Now and The Concordia Foundation. Heather has featured on a number of recordings including composer Paul Patterson’s CD ‘Harp Gallery’ which showcases his works for harp, and most recently a recording for Rick Wakeman and a number of video game sound-tracks including the award winning ‘Total War’ series. Performance highlights include playing in the choir of 60 harps at the Royal Opera House, London for His Royal Highness Prince Charles 60th birthday celebration and performing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Cyprus Sinfonia.
Below is a sample of Heather's wedding/background music repertoire, a full list will be sent at the time of booking. Heather is also happy to arrange any special requests. Popular Classics: Canon in D – Pachelbel Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here comes the bride) - Wagner Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - Mendelssohn Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell Trumpet Tune - Purcell The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel Air on the G string - J.S Bach Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod Meditation from ‘Thais’ – Massenet Flower Duet from Lakmé - Délibes Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Sergei Rachmaninoff O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicci – G. Puccini O Sole Mio – Eduardo Di Capua Barcarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffman’ –Offenbach Pavane – Faurè Winter - Second movement from ‘The Four Seasons’ - Vivaldi Air from ‘Water Music’ - Handel Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’ – Handel River flows in you – Yiruma I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi Film Music: Cavatina - Theme from The Deer Hunter Theme from Ladies in Lavender For the Love of a Princess – Braveheart Everything I do I do it for you – Robin Hood In Dreams from Lord of the Rings I’m kissing you – Romeo and Juliet Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually Lara's theme from Doctor Zhivago Popular Songs: Marry Me - Bruno Mars All of Me - John Legend Your Song - Ellie Goulding How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Skinny Love - Birdy Clocks - Coldplay I'm Yours - Jason Mraz Pompeii – Bastille Fireworks – Katy Perry With or Without You – U2 Fields of gold – Sting At Last - Etta James When I fall in Love – Victor Young I can’t help falling in love - Elvis Endless Love - Lionel Richie Have I told you lately – Van Morrison Songbird – Eva Cassidy Over the rainbow – Harold Arlen Hallelujah – L.Cohen Musicals: The Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom of the Opera theme Music of the night Think of me Angel of Music The sound of music: Edelwiss My favourite things The king and I: We kiss in the shadow Hello young lovers South Pacific: Some enchanted evening I’m in love with a wonderful guy West side story: Somewhere Cats: Memory Oliver: As long as he needs me Guys and Dolls: I’ve never been in love before Jazz Standards: MoonRiver The way you look tonight Misty Georgia on my mind Fly me to the moon There will never be another you Isn’t it romantic Ain’t misbehavin I can’t get started My foolish heart All the things you are Stella by starlight Black Orpheus Skylark Traditional: Danny Boy The Lark in the Clear Air Greensleeves Carrick Fergus ScarboroughFair Ye Banks and Braes Sky Boat Song The Ash Grove My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose David of the white rock All through the night
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