Harpist

Isabel Harries

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Harpist
London
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Isabel is a professional harpist based in London and is available for weddings, special events, orchestral concerts and tuition.

Based in London and South Wales, Isabel is a professional harpist with over 10 years experience playing at events. Isabel is in high demand as a performer for weddings, functions and orchestral concerts. She regularly plays at prestigious venues across London for many high profile clients and companies, and has played for several members of the Royal Family and many other VIPs. Isabel plays a wide range of repertoire to suit all occasions, including pop, classical, jazz and Bollywood. She is happy to learn new requests and can tailor music choices and playlists to suit each client. In July 2018, Isabel graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the Royal Academy of Music, having studied with Charlotte Seale, Karen Vaughan and Skaila Kanga. Isabel is grateful to have received scholarships from the RAM, the Craxton Memorial Trust, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, Mansel Thomas Trust and the Milford Haven Port Authority Scholarship. Isabel completed her undergraduate degree from the Royal College of Music in July 2016, where she studied with orchestral specialist Rachel Masters and renowned Welsh harpist, Ieuan Jones. Prior to this, Isabel studied at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester from 2009 - 2011 and on the junior department at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama from 2008 - 2009. Isabel has performed in several top London concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall and St John’s Smith Square. She has played under notable conductors including Bernard Haitink, Edward Gardner, Vladimir Jurowski, Juraj Valčuha, Semyon Bychkov and Peter Stark. Isabel regularly plays with top amateur orchestras in London and surrounding counties and has performed on BBC Radio 3, BBC Manchester, S4C’s 'Noson Lawen' programme, Channel 4's 'Made in Chelsea', and has recorded for SOMM Recordings and Noiiz sampler instruments. Alongside her performance schedule, Isabel has several private harp and piano students and teaches both at Rupert House School, Henley on Thames. She is passionate about bringing classical music into the wider society and often leads school workshops in West London. This year, she has enjoyed working with children as part of the Foyle Furture First Scheme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Isabel is one half of the Solva Duo, a prize winning dynamic flute and harp ensemble based in London and South Wales. Catherine Hare (flute) and Isabel Harries (harp) became firm friends whilst students at Chetham’s School of Music and later formed the Solva Duo when they both continued their studies at the Royal College of Music. Highlighted performances include recitals at St Davids Cathedral Festival, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Proms on the Roof at Kensington Gardens, Chelsea Flower Show, the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts and in the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall. They have performed background music for many high profile clients and Royalty, including HRH Princess Royal at the Law Society, London and HRH The Earl of Wessex at Windsor Castle.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Baroque, Opera, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40
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Instruments:
Harp
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Traditional Ceremony
Air on a G string (Bach)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Bridal March (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Harmonious Blacksmith (Handel)
Hornpipe from Water Music (Handel)
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Show Tunes & Film
All I ask of you (Phantom of the opera)
Bring him home (Le Miserables)
Can you feel the love tonight (Lion King)
Cavatina (Deer Hunter)
Don’t cry for me Argentina (Evita)
Everything I do (Robin Hood)
Glasgow love theme (Love Actually)
I dreamed a dream (Le Miserables)
Love Theme (Romeo and Juliet)
Love theme (Cinema Paradiso)
Love theme from the Godfather
Main theme from UP
Memory (Cats)
My favourite things (Sound of Music)
My heart will go on (Titanic)
Over the rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
River flows in you (Twilight/Yiruma)
Tale as old as time (Beauty and the Beast)
The music of the night (Phantom of the opera)
Tonight (West Side Story)
When you wish upon a star (Pinocchio)
You'll never walk alone (Carousel)
Pop & Jazz
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A thousand miles - Vanessa Carlton
Ain’t misbehavin' - Fats Waller
All of Me - John Legend
All the things you are - Ella Fitzgerald
All you need is love - The Beatles
Amazing Grace - trad
Angels - Robbie Williams
Autumn leaves - Eva Cassidy
Beautiful in white - Westlife
Bittersweet symphony - The Verve
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blowin’ in the wind - Bob Dylan
Blue moon - Sinatra
Born for you - David Pomeranz
Budapest - George Ezra
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Clocks - Coldplay
Close to you - The Carpenters
Come fly with me - Sinatra
Diamonds - Rihanna
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
Don’t stop believin’ - Journey
Dream a little dream of me - Ella Fitzgerald arr. Yiruma
Evergreen - Barbra Streisand
Every breath you take - The Police
Everything - Michael Buble
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fly me to the moon - Sinatra
From this moment - Shania Twain
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Halo - Beyoncé
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Hey, Jude - The Beatles
How deep is your love - Bee Gees
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I believe I can fly - R Kelly
I don’t wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
I get to love you - Ruelle
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Isn’t she lovely? - Stevie Wonder
Kiss from a rose - Seal
Le Onde - Einaudi
Let it Be - The Beatles
Love is all around - Wet Wet Wet
Love me Tender - Elvis
Marry Me - Train
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Moon river - Mancini
Nothing else matters - Metallica
Paradise - Coldplay
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed sheeran
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
Smoke gets in your eyes - The Platters
Snow - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Someone like you - Adele
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Skyfall - Adele
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
The Rose - Westlife
The Story - Brandi Carlile
The way you look tonight - Fred Astaire
The wind beneath my wings - Bette Midler
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Titanium - David Guetta
Unchained Melody - Elvis
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
Your song - Elton John
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
Popular Classical
Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2 (Bach)
Arioso (Bach)
Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Verdi)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy)
Greensleeves (Trad)
Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie)
I giorni (Einaudi)
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Jupiter from Planets (Holst)
Lakme Flower Duet (Delibes)
Le Onde (Einaudi)
Love Unspoken (Lehar)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
Moment Musical No. 3 (Schubert)
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
Morgen Op. 27 No 4 (Strauss)
Musetta’s Waltz (Puccini)
O Mio Babino (Puccini)
O for the wings of a dove (Mendelssohn)
Oh, My Beloved Father (Puccini)
Oh, Star of Eve (Wagner)
Pavane (Faure)
Poem (Fibich)
Preludium No. 1/ In C (Bach)
Rusalka's Song to the Moon (Dvorak)
Salut D’Amour (Elgar)
Softly Awakes my Heart (Saint Saens)
Spanish Romance (trad)
The Swan (Saint Saens)
To a wild rose (Macdowell)
Traumerei (Schumann)
Una Furtiva Lagrima (Donizetti)
Wachet Auf (Bach)
Where'er you walk (Handel)
Extensive list of Welsh, Scottish & Irish melodies & hymns
Bollywood Music
Aa bhi ja (Sur)
Aa Meri Jaan (Chandni)
Aaj Mai Upar (Khamoshi - The Musical)
Akele hain (qayamat se qayamat Tak)
Baahon Ke Darmiyaan (Khamoshi - The Musical)
Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale (Jism)
Chand Sitare Ohool Aur Khushboo (Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai)
Chandni O Meri Chandni (Chandni)
Chhann Chhann (Munabhai MBBS)
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (Chori Chori Chupke Chupke)
Chhupana (Baazigar)
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha (1942 A Love Story)
Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai (Duplicate)
Honton Se Choo Lo Tum (Prem Geet)
Hum Chup Hain (Faasle)
Jab Koi Baat (Jurm)
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai)
Kaisi Paheli (Parineeta)
Kal Raat Ho Gayee (Kasoor)
Kehna Hi Kya (Bombay)
Kuchh Na Kaho (1942 A Love Story)
Main Hoon Krushrang Henna (Henna)
Mausam Ke Sargam (Khamoshi - The Musical)
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)
Mere Humsafar (Refugee)
Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek Naqsh Mita De Koi (Jism)
Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam (Duplicate)
Mere Rang Mein (Maine Pyaar Kiya)
Mujhe Rang De (Thakshak)
Na Tum Jano Na Hum (Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai)
Naya Naya Dhula Dhula (Fihaal)
Pehla Nasha (Jo jeeta Woh Sikkander)
Raat Ki Hatheli Par (Refugee)
Sach Kehraha Hai (Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein)
Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Satyam Shivam Sundaram)
Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka (Devdas)
Soni Soni (Rehanaa Hai Terre Dil Mein)
Sun Sahiba Sun (Ram Teri Ganga Maili)
Tera Saath Hai Kitna Pyara (Janbaaz)
Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na (Ghar)
Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai (Gangster)
Tu Hi Re (Bombay)
Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai (Andhi)
Tum Hi Ho
Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum (Parwana)
Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai (Khamoshi - The Musical)
Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara (Prem Rog)
Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum (Silsila)
Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main (Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)

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Suzanne L, 8 hours ago

Isabel played beautiful music, whilst we greeted and chatted to our guests.

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Beth T, 21 days ago

It was a fantastic and a joyous evening. Isabel our Harpist brought in that serenity into the atmosphere. Thank you Isabel. Your gentle spirit was just a blessing. And the music from the Harp was beautifully sweet and calm. We are grateful

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Kate S, 26 days ago

Isabel was great from start to finish. Our wedding guests wouldn’t stop commenting how much they enjoyed the music. Good choice of repertoire to choose from and wonderful execution. Thank you Isabel!

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Sally K, 2 months ago

Isabel was very good, professional and we all enjoyed her playing and look forward to her playing at our next party.

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Daniel E, 11 months ago

Wedding

Thank W, 1 year ago

Corporate event

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