Harpist

Mary Page

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About Mary

Harpist
Banchory
Mary provides special events with a warm, celestial atmosphere on her elegant ebony concert harp.

Mary Raunikar Page is a harpist and registered music therapist originating from the plains of Oklahoma, USA. She has been providing music for special events since she studied performance at University of Oklahoma School of Music. Her work has included large ensemble, chamber music, ceremonies, corporate events, and many more. Her repertoire is ever-expanding and consists of hundreds of well known pieces. She is always happy to take requests and especially to arrange anything new. Mary received her graduate degree in music therapy from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State. Her theories and philosophies are grounded in a music therapy background with a humanistic approach. The pleasing effects of her harp music can apply to any atmosphere, from her work in the mental health industry to a jovial ceremonial gathering.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Opera, Early music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Experimental, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, Vintage, Americana, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Alternative rock
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Instruments:
Harp
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Music therapy, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Customer questions

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

I try my best to be flexible with my clients. Just let me know as soon as possible if there is a change. In the unlikely event that my schedule does not coincide, I will personally find another trusted harpist for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to arrive thirty to forty-five minutes before I am scheduled to play. This gives me plenty of time to set up in place, remove harp covers, and tune all 47 strings.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes. Wear and tear on the harp is something that increases with every gig, and so it is important that I include it with the costs.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

I always leave this up to the client. I have often played outdoors without a sound system, but if there is one available and someone wants to set me up with it, I let them do so.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I have so many pieces and can learn anything the client wants, so it's difficult to put it into a set list. I always leave this up to the client in the consultation, and I help out with suggestions of my own.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. Almost always. Let's just say I was able to put together an arrangement of ACDC's 'Highway to Hell' for one of my previous weddings. The only time I have turned something down was when someone asked for the Brandenburg Concerto within two months of the wedding. I love increasing my repertoire, but I do have limits to my time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients just always seem to love the sound the harp makes. I like to share that the plucking of harp strings is pure human touch, as opposed to something bowed or hammered, which must be why the timbre is universally pleasing. I have also received positive feedback for my choice of repertoire. I like to play a lot of favorites!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Most of my venue experience is in Phoenix as I haven't lived here long. I've played at most of the resorts in Paradise Valley and for some destination weddings in Sedona. In Scotland, I've provided solo concerts at a private castle and a local festival.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I've only really been influenced by my teachers. I admire the artists with whom I've attended masterclasses, but I like to keep my ideas more original.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I provided a solo concert with the accompaniment of a couple local musicians during a fundraising event at Kincardine Castle. The event was complete with sparkling drinks and a dinner to follow.

Prices

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£300

Reviews

From customers:

Trudy A, 1 year ago

If there would be an option for additional stars, I’d gladly give her more than 5! Mary is a true professional! She arrived before the appointed hour to greet the first guests with the lovely sounds from her harp. She plays beautifully, has a varied repertoire and is open to song suggestions. Her demeanor is gracious and she is easy to talk to and communicates well. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.

JoAnn A, 2 years ago

Mary's music was beautiful and added a touch of elegance to the occasion. It was a good experience and highly recommend her

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