Stephanie - Harpist & Pianist

Stephanie
Registered Member of Musicians' Union

Shropshire
   
Tel: 07956517416
Fax:  
Email: harpgirl@tiscali.co.uk

Stephanie Recapture The Ambience of a Bygone Age

Recapture the ambience of a bygone age with
the silvery strains of Stephanie's elegant harp.

Her extensive repertoire covering:

Celtic/Traditional
Classical
Contemporary Pop & Pop Classics & Light Jazz
Musicals & Films

would add an extra special touch to your day.

For venues such as marquees, or events where a large number of guests are anticipated, and it is deemed appropriate, Stephanie can provide enhanced sound projection of her harp through unobtrusive amplification equipment.

For outside ceremonies, conditions are often not suitable to take a pedal harp outside due to their high value and high maintenance. However, to avoid disappointment, Stephanie can prepare repertoire on her lever harp, which although styled like a pedal harp, is less susceptible to damage from climatic conditions, and has an inbuilt pick up for amplification. It is also suitable for smaller spaces or areas that are risky to access with a pedal harp.

StephaniePiano

Stephanie also performs as a classically trained pianist at venues that have a suitable piano, and where one isn’t available, she can provide her stage digital piano complete with P A system.

She performs a classical repertoire, but also music from the shows, films, pop classics, contemporary pop, fun jazz items, and where appropriate, disney, war time favourites etc.

On occasion, Stephanie has received requests to provide a combination of harp and piano music, and this is usually possible to arrange.

StephanieBackground

Stephanie started playing the piano at 4, and the harp at 13. She was offered a place at Chetham’s School of Music at the age of 12 and gained her first diploma aged 15. She continued her Piano & Harp studies at London College of Music, graduating with “Honours” in Performance. She then undertook Postgraduate Music Therapy training at Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London and teacher training.

She has played piano concertos and given recitals in London, including being selected to perform in the Purcell Room on London’s Southbank, as well as the Home Counties, Belfast and Bristol. She has also performed Handel's Harp Concerto and Britten's "Ceremony of Carols".

In July 2008, Stephanie was privileged to play her harp for Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra on her visit to Coalport China Museum.

"Considerable expertise in interpretation" Belfast Telegraph

As a HCPC Registered Music Therapist, she heads "Shrewsbury Music Therapy Unit", she teaches harp and piano and, as a harpist and pianist, performs in hotels, concert halls and with orchestras throughout the country including Russell Watson's touring orchestra.
In addition, she has done examining work for all instruments at grade and diploma levels and has been involved in the writing of the harp syllabus for London College of Music at University of West London. In May 2017, she brought together her harp students and her work with people with special needs, in an ensemble performance at Theatre Severn, courtesy of Claire Jones,former harpist to HRH Prince Charles, and percussionist Chris Marshall.

Photo: South Staffs Council Awards Event

StephanieA Tapestry of Harp

By popular demand, Stephanie released her CD “A Tapestry of Harp” which is a pedal harp CD of approximately 70 minutes playing time. It aims to weave a tapestry of different styles from the Celtic and folk tradition, to arrangements of well known pieces from the classical world.

There is also lesser known classical music written specifically for the harp, along with arrangements of music from the world of jazz and musicals.

"A really lovely disc! So full of interest, so generous in length - played with sincerity, musicianship, real flair, and an obvious love for the harp which really comes across to your listeners, who will love it too! My own personal favourites are nos. 21 (Today I met my love), 24(Jakez's "Take Five"), 27 (Autumn Leaves),and 33 (Mnathan a Ghlinne Seo) but it's a collection with such a selection that everyone will find his or her own particular treasure. Brilliant !"
Ann Griffiths - Harpist

Available for purchase from Stephanie by mail order £10 plus p&p.

Proceeds from the sale of this CD have helped to boost the funds of "Shrewsbury Music Therapy Unit Trust Fund"

Registered Charity for children & adults with learning & physical disabilities,communication difficulties within Shropshire & Border Counties.

Outdoor GarpEnquiries & Sample Music

For enquiries regarding performing at your special occasion and/or CD orders please contact Stephanie by e-mail at harpgirl@tiscali.co.uk or phone 0795 651 7416

To listen to a sample of Stephanie's music click the link below (MP3 format).

Play Stephanie Harp MP3 Sample

Play Stephanie Piano MP3 Sample

Sample Play Lists

Download play lists in PDF format by clicking the links below:

Download Sample Harp Play List

Download Sample Piano Play List

Links

Rowton Castle
www.rowtoncastle.com