Virginia Longford - Harpist

After graduating from Trinity College of Music with a London University BMus (Hons) degree, she embarked upon a busy and successful career as a freelance harpist. Her work includes orchestral playing, opera, ballet, chamber music and West End shows as well as background music for weddings, christenings, gallery openings, parties and other functions.

She has established an enviable reputation as a solo performer in many of the most prestigious hotels in London, including The Ritz, Claridges and The Lanesborough. She has also held afternoon tea residencies at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane and The Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge and is regularly invited to perform at The Dorchester, for private parties and events.

She has also played at many famous landmarks from The National Portrait Gallery to The Tower of London. She regularly plays on cruise ships for Saga, Swan Hellenic and Cunard.

Boasting a wide and varied repertoire, from Baroque to Broadway, she is much in demand, not least for her natural charm and attractive style.


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Wedding service suggestions:

The entrance of the bride

  • Pachelbel's Canon, Wagner's Bridal March or Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary.

The signing of the register

  • Bach's Prelude in C, Debussy's Clair de Lune or Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

The departure of the bride and groom

  • Mendlessohn's Wedding March or Handel's Air from The Water Music

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