Being the only harpist in Massachusetts to win the annual WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards™ five times is a row, Lizary Rodriguez is available to play for wedding ceremonies or any special occasion. Having played for hundreds of events, recorded four critically acclaimed CD's and holding a doctorate degree in harp performance, you can be sure that Lizary will provide a performance of the highest quality. For sound clips and more info, please visit her website. Free consultation. Serving MA, RI and NH.
I had Lizary play for a ladies luncheon recently at Mirbeau...it was perfection!! She was so easy to deal with (through GigSalad) and the process was seamless. She played beautifully, the classics, show tunes and current pop music. My guests were so impressed! I’d hire her again in a MINUTE!
Response from Boston Harpist Lizary Rodriguez:
Karen, wow! Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with me at GigSalad. It was a pleasure to play for you!
We had Lizary play at our event using only gigsalad as a reference for her and looking at her website. we could not be more pleased. we are already planning to have her play for us again
At this very difficult time of my mother's death, Lizary performed with perfection. Her version of the Ave Maria brought many to tears and completely captured the somber feeling within the church while at the same time providing peace. She was unobtrusive and respectful of the Mass. She did not even approach us for payment and with class emailed us with her mailing address. I wish all to know how truly wonderful she was and how she took the extra initiative to coordinate the mass with the Director and played throughout the mass. THANK YOU Lizary!!!!
Lizary was a great surprise for our guest. she was easy going and very talented. Looking forward to requesting her collaboration soon.
Lizary provided the music for my sister's bridal shower and was amazing. We are still hearing the rave reviews!! Her self designed play list was perfect for the event!!! My Mom keeps saying, Lizary made the day!! She was prompt and professional and I would recommend her to anyone looking for amazing music to upgrade their special day!
We hired Lizary for our Bridal Shower and she was incredible. Very quick in responding to me and made the booking process very easy. She came dressed to impress, was there early all set up and ready to go and her music and instrument were beautiful. All our guests were raving about the music and her performance. Very classy. We would highly recommend.
We hired Lizary on very short notice to play for a family funeral. She was extremely professional and prompt in her communications, suggested music that would be appropriate, and honored our musical requests. She brought extra music the day the of the funeral and even played through some pieces we didn't know so we could decide if they would work for us. She definitely went above and beyond. Not only was her manner professional and her playing beautiful and extremely musical, but she was lovely and gracious. We were honored to have her play.
Lizary performed at our wedding a few weeks ago and she did an amazing job. Having her music in the background during our ceremony and cocktail hour was perfect! She was great to work with, very friendly and professional. I would recommend her to anyone.
Lizary was amazing! She is incredibly talented, musically, and incredibly sweet. Having her play at the ceremony and into the cocktail hour and dinner elevated our already elegant wedding to a whole different level. Virtually every single guest commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and how incredibly she played. Whether you are a fan of classical music or not, you should seriously consider having her play at your wedding. Having Lizary's music as the background was, without a doubt, one of my favorite memories of the entire evening.
It was so nice working with Lizary. We contracted her to play for our ceremony and cocktail hour. She helped us navigate through our music selection for the ceremony.
We wanted something more cheerful than the standard violins. The way Lizary played the songs on her harp - made all the difference at our wedding. It sounded so beautiful. Definitely, would recommend Lizary to all future brides.
When we chose the venue for the wedding, we knew the finishing touch to an outside wedding would be the sounds of a harp. We reviewed and listened to several, and thought at first, it would be hard to choose. But, when we heard Lizary, we knew there was something special about her music. She has a very calm and engaging personality. She always handled herself in a professional manner and demonstrated a strong love of music. When the day finally came, she was waiting at the venue and looked beautiful. Her music was very moving and was exactly everything we invisioned it to be. We would highly recommend hiring Lizary for your wedding!
Lizary Rodriguez, harpist, is an excellent musician. She is very professional in all aspects of her work. She played a varied repertoire and her presentation of all genres was outstanding! She is easy to work with and was most accomodating to our programming needs. She is vibrant and enthusiastic and interacted well with the audience when appropriate. She was received with lots of positive feedback from our employees and visitors. We would recommend her without reservation!
An excellent choice - both in the instrument and in Lizary. She was prompt in her responses, welcomed us to meet her and hear some samples, and even learned to play a few of our favorites. She, of course, already can play a vast array of music. We had a diverse crowd at our wedding, and everyone commented on how beautiful it was.
Lizary provided wonderful music, and she excelled with the utmost of professionalism. My brother and I provided a wonderful 90th birthday party for my Mom but I must add that without Lizary's wonderful music it would not have been as enjoyable. Lizary played each request I had asked, including, Celtic music, Yiddish music and Italian music as well. Two days ago I asked her if she knew any of the soundtrack from Somewhere in Time. She told me she would play it for me and bless her heart today at the party she admitted that she was not familiar with it prior to my request, but learned it very quickly. I might add that she played it as if she had been playing the piece for many years. I went on a whim as I looked online for a harpist but somebody up there must love me, as they provided me with the best Harpist I have ever heard. In addition, Lizary is a lovely, sweet woman, and her attire was well-suited for our event. Thumbs-up to Lizary.....
What a wonderful performer! Lizary was amazing. She played a wide variety of selections and did so beautifully. Thank you to her for helping to make our Grand Opening such a success!
I would just like to say that Lizary's performance added the perfect touch of elegance on my wedding day. As it was held in the park, her style and performance set the tone, creating such a beautiful atmosphere. She arrived at the site early and made sure to communicate constantly with both my coordinator and I. Her demeanor was pleasant and professional, and you could just tell that she loves was she does!
Prior to the wedding, I requested 2 songs that were quite difficult, and she was able to learn them within a couple of days! I was surprised at how beautifully she was able to play them on my wedding day, as if she had practiced for months! I walked down the Isle
I would recommend Lizary to anyone. Her style will add the perfect touch of class and elegance to any event. To this day, I still receive compliments about her; this is just my way of returning them. Thank you Lizary for helping to create such a memorable day for both my husband and I. We will definitely request you again some time in the future.
Lizary Rodriguez is a phenomenal harpist: she played for our New Faculty Reception and raves are still coming in! Her selection ranged from classical to ragtime to rock and was the perfect mix for our event. I will definitely recommend her for other events.
Lizary was beautifully dressed and presented herself professionaly. Her music was wonderful and showed how talented and dedicated she is. She played with passion and enthusiasm. She talked to the audience during and after the performance and endeared herself to them.
Price Range: $325 and up
Languages: English, Spanish
Described by reviewers as "an elegant artist" and "delight for mind, heart and spirit" harpist Lizary Rodriguez-Rios has been prize-winner in four international harp competitions in France, Italy and Spain. She was also a winner of the "Notes at 9,000: Emerging Artist Series" and selected one of the "Fringe Encore 2007!" winners at the Boulder International Fringe Festival in Colorado. With degrees from the Music Conservatory in Puerto Rico, The University of Arizona and the Royal Conservatory in Madrid, Spain, she holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts.
Mrs. Rodriguez-Rios has performed at numerous venues and festivals in Puerto Rico including the prestigious Casals Festival. She also toured with the internationally acclaimed harp ensemble, HarpFusion, for several years, as a soloist and composer/arranger. Their latest CD was nominated for the Grammy Award. Mrs. Rodriguez-Rios released her debut CD entitled "Harp Voyage" which has received favorable reviews from prestigious classical music magazines such as "The Classical Source" from London and "Fanfare Magazine" in New Jersey. She has released three additional CDs: "Harp Therapy", "Christmas Arpeggios" and "Harp with a Latin Soul".
Past Booked Events
|September 20, 2018 • 11:30am - 2:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|March 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 04, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 01, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Grand Opening|
|July 10, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 19, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 13, 2013||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 28, 2013||Sweet 16 Party|
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