Hannah Avery - Harpist

This harpist has been performing at weddings and functions since 2003 and studied both at Oxford University and Trinity College of Music. She has performed with top orchestras such as the Philharmonia and Northern Sinfonia and is in high demand as a performer playing everywhere from Claridges to the Houses of Parliament, Fabric Night Club and aboard the iconic QE2 Cruise liner.  

She has made several TV appearances including duetting live with Dermot O'Leary on Celebrity Big Brother and also performing with Florence and the Machine at the BRIT Awards. Her repertoire includes pop music such as Coldplay and The Beatles, light classical, jazz standards and even Bollywood tunes! She likes to accommodate requests where possible and prides herself on being punctual, smiley and professional in her approach to every event she plays at.

She not only plays on a full size concert harp but can also create a more modern feel to the evening with her dazzlingly white electric harp. Played standing up, this harp is custom-made and adds a funky vibe to any event.

Other options for an evening of musical entertainment include harp duet, harp quartet, oboe and harp, and cello and harp music.


 

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Hannah Avery - Harpist Repertoire

Classical

  • Bach - Prelude in C, Air on the G String, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, While Shepherds Watch, Andante from Violin Sonata no 2 
  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
  • Bellini - Music from Norma
  • Bizet - Carmen, Pearlfishers duet
  • Boccherini - Minuet
  • Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
  • Debussy - Clair de Lune, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • Delibes - Flower Duet (British Airways theme)
  • Grieg - Music from Peer Gynt
  • Handel - Water Music, Concerto in B flat, Largo
  • Mendelssohn - Bridal Chorus Schubert - Serenade
  • Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Pachelbel- Canon in D
  • Puccini - Music from La Boheme
  • Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Rachmaninov – 18th Variation from Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Satie - Trois Gymnopedies
  • Vivaldi – Music from The Four Seasons
  • Verdi - Music from Rigoletto
  • Wagner - Wedding March 

Popular

  • Adele – Skyfall, Someone like you
  • Alex North - Unchained Melody 
  • Alicia Keys – Fallin’, 
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber – Cats, Evita, Starlight Express, Phantom of the Opera
  • Bruno Mars – Just the way you are, Marry you
  • Burt Bacharach - They Long to be Close to You, What the world needs now is love
  • C. Carson Parks - Somethin’ Stupid
  • Carlos Jobim – The Girl from Ipanema
  • Celine Dion – Because you loved me, Titanic theme tune
  • Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
  • Coldplay – Clocks, Yellow
  • Cole Porter – C’est magnifique, Ev’ry time we say goodbye, I get a kick out of you, I’ve got you under my skin, Let’s do it Let’s fall in love
  • Cyndi Lauper – Time after time
  • Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud
  • Elton John – Your Song
  • Elvis Costello – She
  • Eric Clapton – You look wonderful tonight
  • Erroll Garner - Misty
  • Film music - Love Actually, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility
  • Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
  • Gershwin – Summertime, Embraceable you, I’ve got a crush on you, I got rhythm, The man I love
  • Jackson 5 – I’ll be there
  • Jaques Prevert - Autumn Leaves
  • Jason Mraz – I’m yours, I won’t give up
  • James Bond – You only live twice, From Russia with Love, Diamonds are forever
  • Jeffrey Osborne – On the wings of Love
  • Jeff Silbar/Larry Henley - The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Joe Cocker – Love lifts us up where we belong
  • John Legend – All of me
  • Katie Mellua - Crazy
  • Katy Perry - Firework
  • Lily Allen – Somewhere only we know
  • Lonestar - Amazed
  • Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world
  • Luther Vandross – Dance with my father, Your secret love
  • Moon River
  • Musicals – West Side Story, The King and I, Les Miserables, Grease, The Sound of Music
  • Paul Desmond - Take Five
  • Richard Rogers - Blue Moon
  • Robbie Williams – Angels, She’s the one
  • Rod Stewart – The way you look tonight
  • Sam Smith – Lay me down, Stay with me
  • Seal – Kiss from a Rose
  • Scott Joplin - The Entertainer
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • Snow Patrol – Run, Chasing Cars
  • Sting – Fields of Gold
  • Take That – Greatest Day, How deep is your love, Rule the world
  • Theme tune from The Deer Hunter
  • The Bangles – Eternal Flame
  • The Beatles – Yesterday, All you need is love, Let it be, Here comes the sun, Here there and everywhere
  • The Carpenters – We’ve only just begun, Close to you
  • UB40 – Can’t help falling in Love
  • Van Morrisson - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Westlife - Mandy

Bollywood

  • Kal Ho Naa Ho – Kal ho naa ho
  • Piyu Bole – Parineeta
  • Chhukar Mere Manko – Yarana
  • Hai Apna Dil – Solva Saal
  • Churaliya – Yadon ki Barat
  • Meri Mehbooba – Pardes
  • Pyar Deewana Hota Hai – Kati Patang
  • Khabi Kushi Khabie Gham – KKKG
  • Jeena Yahan – Mere naam Joker
  • Pehla nasha – Jo jeeta wohi Sikander
  • Kuch kuch hota hai – KKHH
  • Chand Sifarish - Fanaa
  • Na Tum Jano Na Hum – Kaho Naa....Pyaar Hai
  • Soni Soni – Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
  • Sun sahiba Sun – Ram Teri Ganga Maili
  • Naya Naya Dhula Dhula – Filhaal
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram – Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai – Ganster
  • Mujhe Rang De – Thakshak
  • Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum – Silsila
  • Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara – Prem Rog
  • Kai Raat Ho Gayee – Kasoor
  • Aa Meri Jaan – Chandni
  • Raat Ki Hatheli Par – Refugee
  • Chand Sitare Phool Aur Khushboo – Kaho Naa....Pyaar Hai
  • Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na – Ghar
  • Hum Chup Hain – Faasie
  • Chandni O Meri Chandni – Chandni
  • Tumko Hi Chahenge – Parwana
  • Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale – Jism
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha – 1942 A Love Storty
  • Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam – Duplicate
  • Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Kuchh Na Kaho – 1942 A Love Story
  • Main Hoon Khushrang Henna – Henna
  • Kaho Naa....Pyaar Hai – Kaho Naa....Pyaar Hai
  • Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai – Andhi
  • Mere Humsafar – Refugee
  • Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai – Duplicate
  • Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek Naqsh Mita De Koi – Duplicate
  • Mere Rang Mein – Maine Pyaar Kiya
  • Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

 

Hannah Avery - Harpist Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

How can I thank you enough for the wonderful playing both at the church and the reception...the guests were overwhelmed and thoroughly enjoyed your performance

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Your harp music created a wonderful ambience for the evening.

RHS Rosemoor,Events supervisor,

It just made the moment when we arrived and walked outside and heard you playing

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I would like to thank you very much for the lovely lunchtime recital last Friday. We all enjoyed it and everyone appreciated the valuable information you gave us about the harp...I have had some most positive feedback from the audience, and they hope you will be able to come back again.

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Dear Geoff, The harpist played beautifully at our daughter's wedding last week. Predictably I had little time to thank her so would be pleased if you could pass this message on to her. Many of our guests commented on her wonderfully lyrical choice of music.With thanks again

Bill Ronald,

Dear Geoff, I would like to thank you for arranging the harpist for my wedding day. With everything else going on in the build up to the big day, it was extremely pleasing that the process for placing the booking was simple and that everything went to plan and was as agreed. With regards to the Harpist who played on the day, may I say that she was absolutely fantastic! The Bride did not know that the Harpist would be playing and was surprised (happily) when she entered to the wonderful rendition of the Flower Duet, during the ceremony. Her renditions of the various classical, modern pop and Bollywood tunes that were requested for the Civil Ceremony and Drinks Reception were all well received. Most of the guests commented on the wonderful music being played on the day too. I would happily book this Harpist again and recommend her to my family and friends. Thank you again.

Irfan,

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