Ellen – Acoustic Harpist | UK
Ellen is a freelance harpist, accomplished and versatile solo artist, available for weddings and functions. Since graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Masters in Music Performance Ellen has performed regularly throughout Britain, Europe and worldwide.
She has performed in some of Britain’s top concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, St. John Smith’s Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields where she was also a choral scholar, under the baton of such conductors as Sir Andrew Davis, Pierre Boulez and Sir Simon Rattle. As a former member of the BBC Symphony Chorus she has often performed at the BBC Proms, including the Last Night of the Proms. She has appeared on radio and television playing her harp, most recently for the Irish RTÉ network.
Ellen has been engaged as a solo artiste on many occasions aboard all of Cunard’s ocean liners, most recently on Queen Victoria’s 2010 World Cruise. She has also been harpist in residence at Le Méridien Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane and at The Churchill, Portman Square. She plays for numerous private functions in prestigious venues around the country and has extensive experience providing suitable music of all styles for any event. Her repertoire encompasses classical, light, jazz standards, film soundtracks, musicals and popular songs.
Maximum of 4 hours with breaks
Flat surface to stand the harp on if playing outside and cover from rain or sun
“I would like to say thank you for making our wedding day so special. Your beautiful music was noticed by everyone, who said that they loved to hear it. I myself felt that it made our day even more special and found that you added just the right amount of classical and modern music to your repertoire. I would like to thank you for your efforts, even down to matching our colour scheme with your lovely dress.”
– Private Clients
“Music was perfect for the occasion and helped to make the whole evening a great success… I thank you again for your generosity in giving us such a beautiful performance…”
– The Passage
“We’ve had great feedback about Ellen. Apparently she played beautifully and created a really lovely atmosphere within the reception of Sketch which is just what we were after so thank you so much for all your help in organising.”
Previous Clients Include:
British Legion Security