Anya Winter - Harpist

This Sussex harpist studied at Birmingham and Leeds Universities, achieving a BA(hons) in English and Music, and an MMus in Performance.

Since completing her studies, she has embarked upon a busy freelance career both at home and abroad. Recent performances have included appearances at the Rye Festival plus performances of:

  • Britten's A Ceremony of Carols at St Martins-in-the-Fields and Portsmouth Cathedral
  • Handel's Harp Concerto with the Voce Ensemble
  • Debussy's Danses at the Brighton Fringe Festival
  • Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto on a number of occasions.

She made her Purcell Room and BBC Radio 3 debuts in 2004 in a Halloween concert at the Purcell Room with James Bowman, Peter Medhurst, Linda Howarth and Carol Wells.

In addition she appeared with the film director Ken Russell in a recent BBC Television series "A Picture of Britain".

She regularly performs at functions around the UK, and has played for the Prime Minister, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, the Lord Mayor and the Mayor of London.

In recent years she has played with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Orquesta Filamonica de Gran Canaria, Britten-Pears Orchestra, and Southbank Sinfonia.

Concert work is an important part of her career. It ranges from orchestral concerts to solo and ensemble appearances. She has performed with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Orquesta Filamonica de Gran Canaria, Surrey Opera, Southbank Sinfonia, and Kent Sinfonia to name but a few.

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Anya Winter - Harpist Repertoire

Popular 

  • Always  Bon Jovi
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
  • Evergreen - Will Young
  • Every Breath You Take - Police
  • Fields of Gold - Sting/Eva Cassidy
  • I  Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack/Fugees
  • Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
  • Never Had a Dream Come True - S Club 7
  • Queen of My Heart - Westlife
  • She’s The One - Robbie Williams
  • The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand
  • This Year’s Love - David Gray
  • Trouble - Coldplay
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  • Where do I Begin? - Shirley Bassey
  • Baby can I Hold You? - Boyzone
  • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
  • (They Long to Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  • Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten/Bangles
  • Goodbye - Spice Girls
  • He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Brother
  • How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston/Dolly Parton
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
  • No Matter What - Boyzone
  • The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush
  • Sailing - Rod Stewart
  • Take My Breath Away - Berlin
  • Thank You for The Music - Abba
  • Unchained Melody
  • Let It Be - Beatles
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
  • Get Here - Oleta Adams
  • Days of Wine & Roses - Mancini & Mercer
  • How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
  • My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
  • Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
  • No Regrets - Robbie
  • Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
  • Shoot The Moon
  • Turn Me On
  • Nightingale
  • Beatles
  • Selection including….Yesterday, Hey Jude, The Long & Winding Road, Here There And Everywhere  
  • After All from Chances Are
  • Always - Lewis
  • Always and Forever - Temperton
  • Ebb Tide - Maxwell
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - MacColl
  • For Your Love - Stevie Wonder
  • Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go - Reid
  • I Can’t Wait Another Minute - White
  • I Love The Way You Love Me - Boyzone
  • I Swear - Boyz to Men
  • I Finally Found Someone - Barbara Streisand
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • Masterpiece - Nolan
  • Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
  • Live for Loving You - Gloria Estefan
  • What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? - Legrand
  • More Than Words - Extreme
  • Now and Forever - Marx
  • You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • Tell Him - Barbara Streisand & Celine Dion
  • Now and Forever (You & Me) - Vallance, Foster, Goodrum
  • On The Wings Of Love - Schless
  • The Rose - McBroom
  • Something in Your Eyes - Carpenters
  • This Guy’s In Love With You - Bacharach
  • To Me - David & Reid
  • Up Where We Belong - Sainte-Marie & Nitzsche
  • The Vows Go Unbroken - Burr & Kaz
  • The Way He Makes me Feel - Legrand
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating
  • I Finally Found Someone - Barbara Streisand
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
  • From This Moment On - Shania Twain
  • Falling Into You - Celine Dion
  • Don’t Let This Moment End - Gloria Estefan
  • As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
  • We’ve Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
  • You’re The Inspiration - Foster & Cetera
  • The Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams/DJ Sammy
  • Hero - Enrique Iglesias
  • If You’re Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield
  • I’m Kissing You - Des’ree
  • Leave Right Now - Will Young
  • You Don’t have To Say You Love Me - Elvis Presley
  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
  • Dido - Selection including Thankyou, Slide
  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
  • The Corrs - Selection including What Can I Do, Dreams
  • Elvis Presley - Selection including Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life - Previte, Nicola, Markowitz
  • She’s Like the Wind - Patrick Swayze
  • The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush
  • Careless Whisper - George Michael
  • Anything For You - Gloria Estefan
  • You’re Still The One - Shania Twain

 

Classical

  • Chanson de Matin - Elgar  * signing
  • Salut d’amour - Elgar  * signing
  • Love Theme from Spartacus - Khachaturian
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Plaisir d’Amour - Martini
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy
  • Arabesque No.1 - Debussy * signing
  • Excerpts from 2nd Piano Concerto - Rachmaninov
  • Moonlight Sonata (1st Movement) - Beethoven
  • Meditation from Thais - Massenet  * signing
  • Rusalka’s Song to the Moon - Dvorak
  • Gymnopedies 1,2,and 3 - Satie
  • Romance (2nd movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) - Mozart
  • Scheherazade - Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Fantaisie-Impromptu - Chopin  * signing
  • Air and Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel * entrance/exit
  • Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin - Wagner  * entrance
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel  * entrance/exit/signing
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clark  * entrance/exit
  • The Wedding March - Mendelssohn  * exit
  • The Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes  * signing
  • Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Puccini
  • Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
  • Jerusalem - Parry
  • Largo from Serse - Handel
  • O for the Wings of the Dove - Mendelssohn
  • Panis Angelicus - Franck
  • Pie Jesu from Requiem - Faure
  • Slumber Song from Christmas Oratorio - Bach
  • Sleepers, Wake! A Voice Is Calling - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Prelude in C Minor - Bach
  • Musette in D from 1st Anna Magdalena Notebook - Bach
  • Minuet in G - Bach
  • Badinerie from Orchestral Suite in B Minor - Bach
  • Air on the G String - Bach
  • Prelude - Purcell
  • Napolitaine - Telemann
  • Rigaudon - Daquin
  • Menuet - Lully
  • Feuille D’Automne - Rebikov
  • Song Without Words - Mendelssohn
  • Gigue in G - Arne
  • The Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly - Puccini
  • Raphsodie on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninov
  • Reverie - Debussy  * signing
  • Wedding Day at Troldhagen - Grieg

Jazz

  • Sunny - Hebb
  • Fever - (Peggy Lee) Davenport & Cooley
  • Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
  • A Taste of Honey - Scott & Marlow
  • The Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
  • Misty - Garner & Burke
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • Body & Soul - Nat King Cole
  • Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
  • Love Letters - Nat King Cole
  • When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole
  • As Time Goes By - Renard
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Nina Simone - Selection including Feeling Good, Ain’t Got No (I Got Life)
  • Moon River - Mancini & Mercer
  • Fly  Me To The Moon - Sinatra
  • Solitude - Ellington
  • Sophisticated Lady - Ellington
  • In The Mood - Benny Goodman

Films & Shows

  • Come What May - Moulin Rouge
  • I dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
  • What If - Kate Winslet
  • You Must Love Me - from Evita
  • Don’t Cry for Me Argentina - Evita
  • A Whole New World - Aladdin
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • As Time Goes By - Casablanca
  • Love Theme from The Godfather
  • My Own True Love (Tara’s Theme) - Gone With The Wind
  • Colors of the Wind - Pocahontas
  • Theme from Schindler’s List
  • Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz
  • The Lord is My Shepherd (Theme from Vicar of Dibley) - Goodall
  • Somewhere, My Love - from Doctor Zhivago
  • For Your Eyes Only - from James Bond
  • I’d Do Anything - Oliver
  • Take That Love Off Your Face - Lloyd Webber
  • Bright Eyes - Watership Down
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Selection including For Pelagia
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein - Selection from the Shows including from The King & I, The Sound of Music

Celtic

  • Harp of Gold (Y Delyn Aur) - Welsh
  • The Ash Grove (Llwyn On) - Welsh
  • Hal-an-Tow - Cornish
  • A Fairy’s Love Song - Hebridean
  • The Sheep Under the Snow - Manx
  • Savourneen Deelish - Irish
  • The Cockle Gatherer - Hebridean
  • Londonderry Air - Irish 
  • Eriskay Love Lilt - Hebridean
  • Ben Dorain - Scottish 
  • La Basse Bretonne - Brittany
  • The Old Woman’s Reel - Hebridean
  • L’Angelus Breton - Brittany
  • The Christ Child’s Lullaby - Hebridean
  • The Bard’s Love - Welsh
  • David of the White Rock - Welsh
  • Now Strike the Harp Gladly - Welsh
  • The Blackbird - Welsh
  • All Through The Night - Welsh
  • Why Lingers My Gaze - Welsh
  • Castle O’Neil - Irish

Suggestions for the Wedding Ceremony

Entrance of the bride

  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Signing of the register

  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Greig - Morning from Peer Gynt Suite
  • J.S. Bach - Air on a G string
  • Vivaldi - Spring from the 4 Seasons
  • Robbie Williams - She's The One
  • Celine Dion - Love song from Titanic
  • The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun

Exit of the couple

  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Handel - Excerpts from the Water Music

Anya Winter - Harpist Feedback

Thank you so much for playing the harp at our wedding, it really made the day! We always knew that we wanted a harp during our special day but we were taken aback by your talent and professionalism. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed the day too, and we will always remember your hard work and incredible contribution to our wedding.

Abi and Jasper,

Elissa and I did not get the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work on Saturday at our wedding. Everyone said how much they enjoyed your music. Just to say thank you so much.

Rick and Elissa,

Hi Geoff, just wanted to say a BIG thank you for providing our harpist on 16/2/14, she played beautifully and we had alot of positive comments on the tunes she played. She also kindly agreed to play outside during our dove/ balloon release moment and greatly added to the overall success of our event. Kind regards

Pawan Kumar, (February, 2014)

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