Harp to Harp is a company of 'Professional Musicians' performing with 'Professional Harpist(s)' of over 40 years of experience (Master's Degree) offering musical services for Private Events, Weddings (all denominations), Jewish Ceremony/Bar Mitzvah, Special Worship Services/Entire Catholic Mass, Funerals, Opera, Orchestral, Hospital Patient Care and Social Events. We also offer private harp lessons to students living in the Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas areas.
Price Range: $200-1735.00 different packages
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
We are professional musicians (offering packages with: Flute, Violin, Trumpet, Harp(s)) performing a wide variety of radio ready music to the classics. Our professionalism is to arrive thirty minutes prior to the time of the event, dressed to the occasion as designated by the client and have all information of date and time in writing with a signed agreement from the client along with a required deposit to hold the date/time of the performance. A full payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the event. All of the above is required prior to the date of the performance.
We also provide for weddings, a personal live consultation to select music (no later than four weeks, if possible) either scheduled by phone or in-person. This is free under our wedding packages: (link hidden) (select: wedding/packages)
DENISE FINK, HARPIST
Denise Fink graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1991 with a Professional Studies Diploma and a Master of Music Degree in Harp Performance under the instruction of Grammy Winner Alice Chalifoux. Denise also received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Harp Performance from the University of Northern Iowa under the instruction of Mary Beckman. Both of these teachers were students who studied under the legendary Carlos Salzedo who with his colleague, Marcel Grandjany, reformed and brought the harp to the current technique taught to harpists today. In addition to these teachers, Denise Fink also studied in a Master Class with Harpo Marx’s teacher, Mildred Dilling. After graduating in 1991, she founded the harp department at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, Ohio where she taught over 30 students until 2004. In developing the department, Denise was able to acquire for the Harp department (through a grant from the Kulas Foundation), two large pedal harps and two troubadour harps. Denise has performed under the batons of many conductors including: Pierre Boulez, Louis Lane, Carl Topilow, Stephen Sulich, Joseph Guinta and Evan Wallon. Denise has also performed for The Cleveland Suburban Symphony (Premiered “Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio”), The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra’s Star in the Wings, Ohio Light Opera, The Cleveland Institute of Music. She currently is releasing her third album (LOVE…..Harp to Heart) this year with legendary Executive Producer/Past VP of A&M Records, Shelly Yakus from AftermasterHD studios in Hollywood, California. She recently appeared on Live radio and television covering the Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas areas. She is currently a private harp instructor and freelance harpist.
Additional Booking Notes
Lighting: stand lights provided, but recommend light to perform instrument(s)
Stage: recommend 4x5 area for each musician
Sound System: (Optional) Free of charge with our performances. We provide a BOSE compact tower with two mic outputs. Other technical equipment discussed with Sound Engineer prior to the event.
Note: It is recommended that a wooden floor provides the best acoustics.
We offer packages and samples of event music on our website at: (link hidden)
(Note: We have over four hours of music without repeating a song for your event.)
Influences & Inspiration
From the article published in Natural Awakenings, July 2015, Review on CD "Relaxation" for Flute and Harp, "Harp Music Therapy; Soothing Sounds for the Mind" written by Sheila Julson
"A quote from Shelly Yakus, former VP of A&M Records: "Based on the response from parents who have children with autism and people that need to lower their anxiety without the use of medication, this could be one of the most influential and important albums I have ever worked on, Yakus states."
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