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* Highly experienced, classically trained harpist.
* Extensive repertoire covering Classical, Jazz, Bollywood, Pop & more!
* Previous clients include Dolce & Gabbana, Buckingham Palace, The Ritz, The Savoy & more!
Melissa is a versatile musician, who performs a range of genres from Classical, Contemporary through to Bollywood. From solo recitals, weddings to orchestral engagements, she has performed across the UK and Europe. Melissa has performed solo harp recitals at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Coronation Festival, Winchester Cathedral, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, The National Gallery, and the Kammermusiksaal in Cologne, Germany. Other solo highlights include being invited to play for HRH Prince of Wales at the RCM President’s Visit.
Also an active orchestral musician, Melissa is regularly requested to perform with orchestras, under prominent conductors such as Bernard Haitink and Vladimir Jurowski. This has taken her performances to prestigious venues such at the Royal Festival Hall and St. John’s Smith Square.
Melissa completed the Master of Music in Performance under the tutelage of harp Professor Daphne Boden, at the Royal College of Music. Prior to this, she read Music at King’s College London, where she graduated with Honours and received the LRAM teaching diploma with Distinction. She was successful in spending part of her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Professor Han-An Liu. Melissa has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned harpists including Marisa Robles, Isabelle Perrin, Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Karen Vaughan, Imogen Barford, and Eleanor Turner. She has also regularly taken part in summer courses, such as the Académie Internationale de Courcheval and the International Harp Summer School, where she won the John Sebastian Morley Prize. She was awarded a Distinction in the Premier Challenge Cup for Strings in the London Music Festival 2012.
Previous clients include:
Dolce & Gabbana, Mathew Williamson, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Palace, Kensington Palace, the Ritz, the Savoy, The Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery, Lincoln's Inn Fields, Grosvenor House, Mandarin Oriental, King's Place, Institute of Directors, RIBA, Coutts, Royal Courts of Justice, Trinity House, Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, The Banqueting House, Four Seasons Hotel, The Dorchester, The Landmark, Moor Park, Globe Theatre, Alexandra Palace, Royal Ascot, Portsmouth FC.
Melissa has extensive experience performing at weddings and events, adding a special atmosphere to any occasion. She will customize your event with the music of your choice or can help to guide you through different genres of music from her extensive repertoire list. The harp is a versatile instrument and will add a touch of magic and enchantment that will be remembered by you and your guests.