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Lera Harpist

  • 5 stars - Lera Harpist are Highly Recommended 9
  • Number of members: 1

  • Harpist
  • London

Graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, Lera is a classically trained harpist with a wealth of experience. Having performed for HRH the Prince Of Wales, at the Royal Albert Hall, The Houses Of Parliament & more, this professional musician provides a beautiful repertoire spanning Classical, Jazz, Blues, Bollywood, Pop & more!

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Set List / Repertoire

Valeria's harp repertoire includes classical, jazz, blues, pop, Bollywood and musicals, as well as her own compositions and improvisations.

You can see examples of her classical, popular and jazz harp repertoire below. If you don't see the piece you'd like to hear please don't hesitate to ask Valeria as she would be happy to arrange it especially for your event or harp concert. 

Classical solo harp repertoire and harp concertos
. Albeniz - Cordoba, Malaguena, Asturias
I.S. Bach - Air on G string, Jesu Joy of man’s desiring, Arioso from Cantata BWV 156  
I.S. Bach - Suite BWV 997; Suite BWV 996; Partita No 6 BWV 830
C.P. Bach - Sonata in G Major
L.V. Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
G. Bizet - Entr’acte from Carmen; Minuet from l’Arle´sienne
B. Britten - Suite for Harp; Ceremony of Carols
A. Caple - Divertissements
J. Charpentier - La Danse Devant l'arche
A. Corelli - Adagio
J. Cras - Deux Impromptus
C. Debussy - Arabesque No.1 and No.2; En bateau; Reverie
C. Debussy - Suite Bergamasque (Prelude, Menuet, Clair de lune, Passepied)
F. Dizi - Grand Sonata              
M. de Falla - Spanish Dance No 1
G. Faure - Impromptu No 6 op. 86; Sicilienne; Apres un reve; Pavane op.50              
M. Glinka - Nocturne Separation, The Lark, Variations on theme of Mozart
G. Handel – Concerto in B flat Major
G. Handel - The arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Passacaglia
P. Hindemith - Sonata for harp
F. Liszt - Lieberstraum; Un Sospiro
L. Liebermann - Duo Concerto for flute and harp
J. Massenet - Meditation from Thais
W.A. Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto in C major
J. Offenbach Barcarolle
J. Pachelbel - Canon
S. Prokofiev - Prelude in C
S. Rachmaninov - Vocalise; Italian Polka; Prelude No 9 op. 2
M. Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte; Introduction and Allegro
H. Renie - Legende; Danse des Lutins; Contemplation
A. Rossetti - Sonata in E flat major Op.2
A. Rubinstein - Melody
C. Saint-Sae¨ns - The Swan; Fantasy for harp
E. Satie - Gymnopedie
R. Schedrin - A la Albeniz
F. Schubert - Impromptu in B-flat Major; Impromptu in G-flat Major; Ave Maria
A. Vivaldi - Concerto in D major;  

Popular and Jazz Repertoire
Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind (New York)
Beyonce - Halo; Irreplaceable   
Bob  Marley - One Love; Three little birds
Bruno Mars - Marry you; Just the way you are
Cole Porter - I get a kick out of you; Anything Goes
Christina Perry - A thousand years
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Duke Ellington - Caravan; In sentimental Mood
Des'Ree - Kissing you 
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Ella Fitzgerald - Dream a little dream of me; My funny Valentine; Cry me a river
Florence and the Machine - Dog days are over
Frank Sinatra - My Way; Strangers in the night; That's Life
George Gershwin – Summertime; The man I love; Prelude No 3
Etta James - At Last
Elvis Presley - Can't help falling in love with you; Love is all around 
Henry Mancini - Moon River
John Williams - Schindler's List; Jurassic Park
John Legend - All of me 
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Les Miserables - I dreamed a dream
Lionel Richie - Endless Love 
Luigi Einaudi - Le Onde; Night
Miles Davis  - So What
Michael Buble - Everything
Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
Oasis- Wonderwal
Peter Gabriel - Book of Love
Pixies - Where is my mind
Paul Chertok - Jazz Suite
Paul Desmond - Take Five
Queen - Somebody to love; Bohemian Rapsody
Righteous Brother - Unchained Melody (Ghost)
Robin Williams - Angel
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over truoubled water
Sting - Every breath you take; Fields of Gold
Steve Wonder - I just called to say I love you; Superstition
Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
The Beatles - Let it be; Yesterday
The Rolling Stones - Angie; Satisfaction
Tracy Chapman - The promise 
The Verve -  Bittersweet symphony 
Whitney Houston - I will always love you
Yann Tiersen - Comptine D' un Autre Ete; Les Jours Tristes
Yurima - River Flows in You

 

9 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 9
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Fantastic! She made my day the best ever!

5 stars - Lera Harpist are Highly Recommended booked Lera Harpist for their Wedding in London March 2020

“Professional and beautiful music played with detail and melody.Made our ceremony complete. I strongly recommend this artist. She was excellent and played the harp beautifully. The repertoire of the artist is vast for all tastes ..”


Fantastic! So happy with Lera Harpist.

5 stars - Lera Harpist are Highly Recommended booked Lera Harpist for their Wedding in London August 2019

“Lera harpist was very professional, on time and incredibly easy to work with. Beautiful playing and our clients were extremely happy. I would not hesitate to use Lera again. ”


Lera was great at our wedding!

5 stars - Lera Harpist are Highly Recommended booked Lera Harpist for their Wedding in Surrey March 2019

“She looked beautiful and she played beautifully!! All our guests were impressed and loved the harp! She was punctual, played various songs, the harp was lovely, we did tell her before hand that it was a wedding and we needed her to wear something black tie event style and she did dress smartly and elegantly to cater for our look!”


Beautiful harp music floating through the air at our outdoor wedding.

5 stars - Lera Harpist are Highly Recommended booked Lera Harpist for their Wedding in Northamptonshire

“Valeria provided a wonderful musical setting for our outdoor Humanist wedding. She was very professional, easy to work with, and an extremely good harpist. Arriving to the wedding ceremony with the sound of Valeria’s harp playing for all our guests was a joy. As we wandered back from doing the photos, we could hear the sound from across the grass - magical. Thank you so much Valeria!”


Absolutely outstanding harpist!

5 stars - Lera Harpist are Highly Recommended booked Lera Harpist for their Wedding in London

“Valeria played beautifully for our special day. We couldn't have asked for anything more and our guests all commented on how her playing set the scene for the day. She made excellent choices of songs for the guests' arrival and drinks reception, and played our chosen pieces for the ceremony flawlessly. We would not hesitate to recommend her!”

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Prices

Price from £320 + travel from London

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Highlights
* Classically trained and highly experienced harpist!
* Repertoire spans Classical, Jazz, Blues, Bollywood and Pop genres!
* Studied harp at London's Royal College Of Music, Gnessin State Musical College and the Moscow Conservatoire College!

Russian harpist Lera started her musical career at the age of 8 when she began studying the harp at the Gnessin State Musical College and later Moscow Conservatoire College.

Since then Lera has performed as a soloist and in ensemble groups in numerous concerts, in a vast range of concert halls: The Conservatory’s Concert Halls, Rachmaninov’s Concert Halls, The International House of Music, The Barvikha Concert Hall, and The Gnessin’s Hall. London concert halls she has played include: Wigmore Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall (Elgar room), Cadogan Hall, The Forge, The National Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Westroad Hall (Cambridge) and The Royal College of Music concert halls. Lera has also performed for HRH the Prince of Wales.

Lera has won awards at a number of different International harp and music competitions: Scholarships from “New Names Foundation”, prize “young talent” from Spivakov International Foundation, 1st prize at the International Harp Competition in Moscow, Young Talent award at the Moscow Music Festival, 4th prize at the International Cardiff harp Competition, “Best student of the year” award in 2011 (among all music conservatoires in Russia), finalist of the Croydon Concerto competition followed by “Young Soloist” award and the Jellinek Prize, 1st prize at the Royal College of Music harp competitions in 2012 and 2014. In 2012 she was selected as a Rising Star by The Royal College of Music.

In 2013 Lera became a principal harpist of the London Electronic Orchestra founded by Kate Simko. The project has had success since the very first show. They have performed at the iTunes Festival, Boiler Room in Ibiza, The Forge, The National Gallery and at the LEA festival.

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