Stefania Lo Castro

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Experience the elegance and versatility of the harp with Stefania - setting the tone for luxury events with classical precision
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Holding both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Performance from the prestigious Royal College of Music, Italian harpist Stefania now shares her passion through performing at luxury events, weddings and corporate occasions throughout the UK. She creates beautiful musical backdrops to suit her clients requirements, and she works from a repertoire spanning Classical, Modern Pop, Folk, Disney and Film soundtracks. She is a popular event harpist with a great reputation. She has enjoyed entertaining at weddings and private parties in fine hotels and private clubs, including The Dorchester, The Shard, Royal Automobile Club, The Park Lane Hilton, Chiltern Firehouse, Claridge's Hotel, and Annabel’s Club. She has also performed at impressive events in well-known venues such as the National Gallery, Natural History Museum, and the British Museum. Stefania has also been invited to play where audiences have included HRH Prince of Wales, HRH Duke of York and HRH Duchess of York! Ideal for luxury events, weddings, and private gatherings, Stefania collaborates closely with you to craft the ideal ambiance for your unique event.

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Stefania's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Megan W
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Stefania was absolutely perfect. Communicative throughout and checked in with us throughout to build a musical playlist of our wedding that suited me and my husband so much. When I walked down the aisle to her playing ‘one step by hans zimmer’ there was barely a dry eye in the house. She did so well, and everyone loved her songs. My only regret is that I didn’t get chance to listen to her whole set as I was so busy doing bride photos and things!! Absolutely incredible - and bespoke throughout ❤️❤️

Sarah S
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Stefania, is incredible! She is so talented, professional and kind. I cannot recommend her highly enough. We wish she could have played for longer!

Annie H
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great! Stephania was brilliant and the children were blown away.

Zofia K
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Stefania is a true professional. Her music selection was spot on for the occasion and added to the celebratory ambience. She arrived at the time requested and wore a lovely gown. I would not hesitate to hire her again.

Reply from Stefania
9 months ago

Thank you so much Zofia for your lovely review. It was a pleasure for me to play for your special event. It was nice to meet you!

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From other customers:

Ahmad R
2 months ago, for a Wedding in Portman Square
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5 out of 5

Stefania was absolutely incredible! Her music was so enchanting and created a beautiful atmosphere for our special day. She played all the right melodies and added a touch of elegance to the entire event. We received so many compliments from our guests about how talented and skilled the harpist was. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect addition to our wedding. Highly recommended! 🎵💍

Leanne W
1 year ago, for a Private event in Great Russell St
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5 out of 5

“Stefania played at the opening reception for Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece, our new exhibition. She played beautifully and absolutely enhanced the event, it wouldn’t have been the same without her. She had a diverse range of songs that she played and was highly praised by both staff and guests. Leanne Walsh, Events Manager, The British Museum”.

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Stefania's Song list

Repertoire List
Popular Classical Music
Air on the G String - J.S Bach
Arabesque n.1 – Debussy
Au Matin – Marcel Tournier
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
A time of Wonder – Alexis Ffrench
Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here comes the bride) – Wagner
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Clarke – Chaconne
Down By The Sally Gardens - W B Yeats
Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
Gymnopédie No.1 – Erik Satie
Hallelujah – L.Cohen
Hymne – Vangelis
Kiss The Rain – Yiruma
La Fille aux cheveux de lin – Debussy
Intermezzo - La Cavelleria Rusticana
La Source – Hasselmans
Lascia ch’io pianga - Handel
Lullaby ( Crandle Song ) – J. Brahms
Lullabye ( Goodnight, My Angel ) – Billy Joel
Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
Nocturne ‘ from A Secret Garden’ – Rolf Lovland
O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicci – G. Puccini
O Sole Mio – Eduardo Di Capua
One – Alexis Ffrench
Ode To Joy ‘ From Symphony n.9 in D minor – Beethoven
On Wings of Songs – Mendelssohn
Pavane – Faurè
Reverie – Debussy
River Flows In You – Yiruma
Scarborough Fair/ Canticle – Paul Simon & Arthur Garfunkel
Sonata K.208 – Scarlatti
Truman Sleeps – Philip Glass
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel
The Swan – Saint Saens
The Water is Wide – Kim Robertson
To a Wilde Rose – MacDowell
Unchained Melody – Alex North
Valse in F minor – Scriabin
Wishing – Alexis Ffrench
Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – Mendelssohn
Winter - Second movement from ‘The Four Seasons’ – Vivaldi
*Various Einaudi songs
Folk and Traditional Songs
Ar Hyd y Nos
Ar Lan y Mor
Dros y Dwr I Draeth Llanstephan
Si hei lwli, ‘ mabi
Ymadawiad y Brenin
Tros y Garreg
Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech
Y Fwyalchen
Cysga Di, Fy Mhlentyn Tlws
Losa, Lan
Sosban Fach
Llongau Caernarfon
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn
Calon Lan
Suo Gan
Rhyfelgyrch Capten Morgan
Brian Boru’s March
Carolan's concerto
Danny Boy
Eriskay Love Lilt
Foggy Dew
O’er the Sea to Skye
Sally Gardens
She moved through the fair
The Butterfly
Scarborough Fair
Popular Songs
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
All My Life – Rory Bennett and JO JO Hailey
All of Me – John Legend
All You Need is Love – John Lennon
And So It Goes – Billy Joel
At Last – Macl Gordon & Harry Warren
Beautiful in White – Westlife
Because Of You – Ne-Yo
Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Break My Heart – Dua Lipa
Clocks – Coldplay
Come Back to Earth – Mac Miller
Come Fly with Me – Frank Sinatra
Congratulations – Mac Miller
Could I Have This Dance – Wayland Holyfield & Bob House
Count on Me – Bruno Mars
Dance Monkey – Tones & I
Danse Macabre – Camille Saint – Saens
Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine
Earned it – The Weekend
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
End of May – Michael Bublé
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
Everything – Michael Bublé
Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Fix You – Coldplay
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Georgia on My Mind
Hallucinate – Dua Lipa
Halo – Beyonce
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Havana – Camilla Cabello
Here, There and Everywhere – John Lennon
Hold Back The River – James Bay
How to Save a Life – The Fray
I Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
I Love You – Billie Eilish
I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
I Will – John Lennon
If I Ain’t Got you – Alicia Keys
Kiss me more - Doja Ca
Le Vie en Rose - WALL.E
Let It Go – James Bay
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor/ John Legend
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Love of My Life – Freddie Mercury
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Marry Me – Train
Midnight Sky – Miley Cyrus
Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
My Way – Frank Sinatra
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Once a Day – Mac Miller
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Ribbon in the Sky – Stevie Wonder
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
RUNAWAY – Kanye West
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Skyfall – Adele
Someone Like You – Adele
Stay – Rihanna
Still D.R.E.
Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N' Roses
Talking To The Moon – Bruno Mars
Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli
The Rose – Amanda McBroom
The Scientist – Coldplay
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Versace on the floor – Bruno Mars
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When I was your Man – Bruno Mars
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You are beautiful – James Blunt
You Light Up My Life – Joseph Brooks
You Raise Me Up – Brendan Graham & Rolf Lovland
Your song – Elton John
*Various Beatles songs
Film and Disney Songs
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
A Time for Us Romeo and Juliet – Nino Rota
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Arrival of the Birds – The Cinematic Orchestra
Ashokan Farewall ‘The Civil War’ – Jay Ungar
Beauty and the Beast Theme
Buongiorno Principessa – Nicola Piovani
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone
City of Stars from (La La Land) - Justin Hurwitz
Comptine D’un Autre Été - L’après Midi (from Amelie) - Yann Tiersen
Final Fantasy - Prelude
First Step – Hans Zimmer
Game of Thrones Main Theme
Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
He’s a Pirate – Pirates of the Caribbean
Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter
I See the Light – Tangled
Ice Dance – Danny Elfman
Jurassic Park Main Theme - John Williams
La Longue Route - Yann Tiersen
La Vita è Bella – Nicola Piovani
Le Valse D’Amelie – Yann Tiersen
Let It Go – From Frozen
Light of the Seven – Game of Thrones
Love Actually - Glasgow Love Theme
Love Story Theme – Francis Lai
Main Theme – Lord of the Rings
Married Life – Up
Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My Heart Will Go On - From Titanic
Naval - Yann Tiersen
Never Enough – The Greatest Showman
Philip Glass Metamorphosis
Philip Glass Truman Sleeps
Romeo and Juliet – Nino Rota
So This Is Love – Cindarella
Star Wars – John Williams
The Mission – Ennio Morricone
The Shire - Lord of the Rings
Theme from Schindler’s list – John Williams
To Zanarkand – From Final Fantasy
Watching Lara - Yann Tiersen
When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
You Will be in My Heart – from Tarzan
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel
Phantom of the opera:
All I Ask of You
Think of Me
Music of the Night
Les Misérables:
Bring Me Home
I Dreamed a Dream
The Sound of Music:
Climb Ev’ry Mountain
My Favorite Things
From Cats:
A little Night Music:
Send in the Clowns
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Angels We Have Heard On High - Trad.
Away In A Manger – James R. Muray
Away In A Manger - William Kirkpatrick
Coventy Carol - Trad.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
Here We Come A Wassailing - Trad.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Tommy Connor
In The Bleak Midwinter – Gustav Holst
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Richard S. Willis & Rev. Edmund H. Sears
Joy To The World - G. F. Handel
Last Christmas - Wham!
Little Drummer Boy - Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati & Terry Simeone
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Trad.
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam
Silent Night - Franz Gruber
The First Nowell - Trad.
The Little Drummer Boy – Harry Simeone
We Three Kings - J. H. Hopkins
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Trad.
What Child Is This - Trad.
White Christmas - Irving Berlin
*If you have any song requests please let me know in advance (preferably 1 month prior to the event) in order to allow plenty of time to find music/arrange for harp.
**Please note, religious music cannot be played in a Civil Ceremony.

Stefania'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£437.50
Up to 3 hours£562.50
Wedding ceremony
• Captivating music for 20-30 minutes as guests arrive • Personalised piece played during the bride's entrance, creating a beautiful and heartfelt moment • Music played during key moments such as the signing of the register • Personal musical piece played as the newly married couple make their exit, tailored specifically to you and your memories Throughout this process I offer consultation with the couple to create a bespoke musical experience that perfectly captures the essence of their special day. Travel expenses agreed during the consultation process and timings confirmed.
Wedding drinks reception
• Enjoy the magical ambiance of live harp music at your wedding drinks reception • Two performances of up to 45 minutes each, tailored to meet your unique needs • Create the perfect atmosphere for your guests to mingle, chat, and enjoy the celebrations • Choose from a variety of musical genres, including upbeat pop songs and classical pieces I love consulting with my clients to create the perfect and unique musical plan post-ceremony. Working with either classical, modern, or pop pieces, we can create a truly wonderful atmosphere! Travel expenses agreed during the consultation process and timings confirmed.
Wedding Proposal
The act of proposing marriage is an extraordinary and profoundly personal milestone in the journey of a couple. It is a moment that encapsulates magic, creates indelible memories, and binds two individuals in a shared commitment. In crafting this pivotal occasion, the influence of music cannot be overstated. Music possesses the unique ability to etch moments into our consciousness, evoke profound emotions, and heighten the intensity of every sentiment. Whether you wish to serenade your partner with a cherished song that encapsulates your shared journey, transport them back to the moment of your initial encounter, or simply underscore your deep affection with a soul-stirring melody, a live musician is the key to making this once-in-a-lifetime experience truly unforgettable.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
A combination of the Wedding ceremony and Wedding drinks reception packages: • Between 20-30 minutes when the guests arrive, taking their seats at your venue • 30 minutes of music during the ceremony at agreed intervals • Two sets of 45 minutes for the drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
A combination of the Wedding ceremony and Wedding drinks reception packages, in addition to two sets of 45 minutes while the guests are enjoying their dinner: • Between 20-30 minutes when the guests arrive, taking their seats at your venue • 30 minutes of music during the ceremony at agreed intervals • Two sets of 45 minutes for the drinks reception • Two sets of 45 minutes for the dinner at the venue
Whole Day
A combination of the wedding ceremony and wedding drinks reception packages, in addition to two sets of 45 minutes while the guests are enjoying their wedding breakfast before they take their seat for dinner.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I thrive when arranging event soundscapes in line with my clients' requirements. Their visions cover all genres, from classical, to modern pop, to Disney and film music. In partnership with my clients, we discover the pieces that set the tone for their luxury events.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

National Gallery Annabel’s Club Imperial College Lancaster House British Museum The Shard The Dorchester London Hilton Hotel Claridges Hotel The Savoy The Royal Automobile Club

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Classical/ modern music: Einaudi, Alexis Ffrench, Liszt and Debussy.

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need one hour to set up the harp, tune and get changed before the performance.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes it is included.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

My instrument is played acoustically so I don’t need any equipment. I sometimes bring my PA system for a better sound. If it is raining I will need full cover or to perform indoors as my instrument is valuable and could be damaged. I normally bring my music stand I ask for a normal chair.

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

Absolutely. I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service.
Classical, Covers, Italian music, World music, Jewish music
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Event types:
Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, Virtual event, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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