Kate the Harpist - Harpist

This Hampshire wedding harpist originates from Glasgow where she studied the harp at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama as a junior scholar and later graduated from Trinity College of Music in London studying with world renowned soloist, Sioned Williams.
She regularly gives recitals all over the country, including venues such as the Fairfield Halls and St James' Piccadilly, and has recently performed Handel's Harp Concerto with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, she won the UK Harp Association Prize and in 2001 the Croydon Music Festival Concerto Prize.

She is also a member of a flute & harp duo that has reached the final of the 'Gaetano Zinetti' International Chamber Music Competition in Verona (2005) and gained a recommendation for 'Outstanding Talent' from Making Music's "Young Concert Artist Award". They have performed extensively throughout the UK and Europe and are in much demand with various orchestras, having performed the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in London, Birmingham and Glasgow and recorded with The Wallace Ensemble earlier this year.

The Duo completed a successful tour of Scotland in October 2004 and April 2006 as well as a tour of Yorkshire and Durham. They work in association with Beaumont Wright Promotions and perform together for the "Lost Chord" scheme (a scheme that brings music to dementia sufferers to promote well being) on a regular basis.

In addition to her chamber music work, she is in demand for both session and orchestral work. October 2005 saw her backing the pop band "McFly" on an electric harp for their debut Arena tour (and DVD) of the UK and Ireland, playing to over 200,000 people. She works with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Norway and the Ulster Orchestra for radio broadcasts, CD recordings and live performances at the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre and the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

This harpist offers packages with her husband who is a brilliant jazz singer / pianist - view his profile here: Hampshire Jazz Pianist and Vocalist

 

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Classical

  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Variations on a theme of Mozart - Anon
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Bridal March - Wagner
  • Bridal March - Mendelssohn
  • Adagio - Albinoni
  • Air from Water Music - Handel
  • Alleluia from Exulate Jubilate - Mozart
  • Autumn from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Berceuse from Dolly Suite - Faure
  • Theme from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto - Mozart
  • Entracte from Rosamunde - Schubert
  • Fur Elise - Beethoven
  • Jupiter from The Planets - Holst
  • Lullaby - Brahms
  • Meditation - Massenet
  • O My beloved Father - Puccini
  • O for the Wings of a dove - Mendelssohn
  • The Swan from Carnival of the Animals - Saint-Saens
  • Spring song - Mozart
  • Sonatina in Gmajor - Haydn
  • Preludio No 11 - Bach
  • To a wild rose - MacDowell
  • Nocturene - Chopin
  • Largo - Handel
  • Sonatina No2 - Dussek
  • Flute and harp Concerto - Mozart
  • Gavotte - Gluck
  • Minuet in G minor
  • Pavane - Wachs
  • Minuet in F - Mozart
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck
  • Watching the Wheat - John Thomas
  • Le Onde - Einaudi

Irish

  • The foggy Dew
  • She Moved through the fair
  • My Lagan Love
  • When Irish eyes are smiling
  • Londonderry Air
  • Spinning wheel song
  • Cockles and Mussels

Scottish

  • My Love is like a red, red rose
  • Sky Boat Song
  • Afton Water
  • Ye Banks and braes
  • Loch Lomond

Welsh

  • 3 traditional Welsh airs
  • David of the White Rock
  • The Minstrels Adieu - John Thomas
  • Watching the Wheat - John Thomas

English

  • Greensleeves
  • Scarborough

Cocktail

  • Smoke gets in your eyes - Jerome Kern
  • The Way you look tonight - Jerome Kern
  • Misty - Garner
  • Summertime - Gershiwin
  • Can't help lovin dat man - Jerome Kern 

Bollywood

  • Merimehbooba
  • Kuch Kuch (Hola Hai)
  • Ek Ladki Ko dekha (from 1942 Love Story)
  • Kuch na Kaho
  • Do Pal (veer zaasa)
  • Surag Hua Maddham
  • Chand Mera Dil
  • Hum Kisise

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The performance by Kate, the harpist was superb . She was punctual, perfectly dressed etc. Many of my guests requested her details and how I found her. The whole experience from booking to performance was excellent. I would highly recommend you. Thank you, I had a fabulous day.

Prue Haines, (June, 2016)

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