Classically trained harpist with a broad range of musical styles. Perfect for any event! Classical, Romantic, Broadway, Popular, Standards, Jazz/Blues. Perfect for weddings, cocktail parties, receptions, and dinner parties.
Mark was excellent to work with before our wedding, especially when it came to being flexible with all the complications COVID brought with it, including a date change. His music choice was exactly what we wanted for our black tie cocktail hour. The music was beautiful and Mark performed like a true professional. Thank you Mark!
I am understanding of things happen in life. I was nervous booking a vendor from this website because I never did this before. Was in contact since February 2021, The event was for my daughter‘s baby shower, her first baby. She’s been working hard and I thought that having a surprise at her baby shower, a harpist would be something exciting. I had called due to the fact that I was nervous and talk to someone at GigSalad. They told me that the harpist had some good ratings and never had an issue. everything should be fine. now I’m 22 days from my event and I have no harpist. I was just notified by email today that he cannot come due to a medical condition. Which I understand, but there should be some kind of help with trying to find a replacement. And due to the fact that it’s now only 22 days away it’s more expensive, last minute of course. The thing is I felt like something wasn’t right from the beginning. I did not realize he was traveling from Virginia. When I found out I contacted him and he told me he booked a hotel and the distance was not an issue. I would’ve booked someone closer to the area if I would’ve known again this was the first time that I used this website and he also reassured me that there would be no problem. again I understand the medical condition. just seems a little coincidental. I looked and found other websites that offer the same kind of service but with guarantees of help if something like this arises. I wouldn’t recommend this website for any kind of special event.
Mark was exactly what we needed for our event. He played a range of music in the background for a chocolate pickup that we were hosting. He was on-time, very kind, and extremely professional. In addition, he plays absolutely beautifully. If you are looking for a high-quality, professional harpist, please look no further than Mark. I am lucky to have discovered a true gem. We will definitely be working with him again for future events.
Mark played for the viewing of my dear friends’ mother who passed just two days before Thanksgiving. She entrusted me with planning the details of finding a harpist and Mark did not disappoint! His professional demeanor, his kindness and empathy and his angelic playing were all the things she wanted to invoke the spirit of who her mom was. I would definitely use Mark again. He was on time, professional, empathetic and talented!
Mark played effortlessly and very professional. Beautiful music and wonderful presentation - well organized and structured performance.
Mark was very easy to work with as a surprise for our family during our annual Fam Jam Weekend. I booked Mark to arrive early in the morning on Saturday at 7am. He was on time and ready to go. I wanted to start our weekend off right with a relaxing morning atmosphere and it was so great to see everyone's faces when they came down or up stairs to see the harp and hear it. Definitely set the tone for the day! He actually stayed a little bit after as well and allowed our children to play the harp as he instructed them. Priceless moments. Will book with him again for other events I have in the DC MD VA area!
Response from MarkOHarps:
It was a joy to play for your family as well as work with the kids. What a wonderful group of people!
Our experience with Mark was so enjoyable . He was on time and very professional. Everyone loved the way he played the harp!!! He is amazing!!
We will be recommending him to all our friends:)
Mark's music is beautiful. He played relaxing music for a yoga class that I taught with meditation music at the end. I would like to hire him quarterly to do this. It was such a success. The student's loved it. He played a bit of Christmas music as the students were leaving and mingling after class. I would highly recommend him. He is quiet and friendly and very professional!
Mark brought so much magic to our gathering everyone loved it !! Highly highly recommend !!!
Mark provided the music for our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner. What a wonderful touch to the event! Mark was easy to work with and responsive to messages. The set list was perfect - I could listen to him play all day! Everyone, including the children (the youngest was mesmerized by the harp) enjoyed the music. I would gladly work with him again!
Mark was professional and easy to communicate with.
Mark was such a great addition to our baby shower. He plays beautifully and went above an beyond with the musical selections. Everything was perfect and we cannot thank him enough!
Response from MarkOHarps:
Thank you so much!
I was completely satisfied with MarkOHarps performance at my sister-in-law's funeral. Mark is an amazing artist and very professional. His rates are fair, and his suggestion on songs were perfect for the occasion. I would definitely re-book, and refer this outstanding performer to friends and family.
MarkOHarps did an excellent job playing the harp for one of our residents 106th birthday party! The harp is her favorite instrument, and now I know why :)
Thank you for a great performance.
The process of finding Mark was simple and efficient. He arrived and set up at the location with plenty of time and he set the wonderful tone for the brunch. He presented the expectant mom with a personal lullaby which he had composed.
He was a wonderful addition to a memorable event
Thank you Mark!
The selections were so appropriate for the occasion. We buried my grandmother with heavenly sounds surrounding her during the viewing. Many of my relatives commented that they wanted a harp at their services when it's their time. Thank you Mark. We laid her to rest in celestial peace.
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
For weddings, my fee includes an in-home consultation with the harp, the rehearsal, the wedding, and cocktail hour (if needed). One flat fee includes it all. I have performed hundreds of weddings and work closely with my clients to select the perfect music for their event.
I also perform "Instrumental Cabaret" shows where I play themed music as well as talk about the selections with the audience. Themes include Broadway Love Songs, Gershwin/Bernstein, Early Spanish Classical Music, French Impressionism in Music, Summer Music, Celtic Music, and many others.
The harp is perfect for dinner parties, cocktail parties, and other events. I play a wide range of Classical, Romantic, Broadway, Movie Music, Standards, Popular, and Jazz/Blues. I often perform at these events and work with the host to set the perfect atmosphere for the evening.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 11, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|October 15, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 17, 2021 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|May 01, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 21, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 17, 2021 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 03, 2020 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 14, 2020 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 05, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 17, 2020 • 7:00am - 9:00am||Surprise|
|August 23, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 23, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|February 29, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|January 18, 2020 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 21, 2019 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 10, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 22, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|August 12, 2019 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 10, 2019 • 11:30am - 1:00pm||Baby Shower|
|July 13, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 09, 2019 • 12:30pm - 3:30pm||Graduation|
|May 15, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 03, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Baby Shower|
|March 01, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 17, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 21, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
I bring all my own equipment