Award winning wedding harpist at Giardino Strings
Award winning wedding harpist and violin duo with great experience having performed for HRH The Queen & more! The Duo performs anything from their extensive repertoire which includes Wedding Favourites, Bollywood, Popular, Jewish, Classical & Jazz.
One of the best loved combinations our audiences love is that of our seasoned wedding harpist Fede performing alongside our string quartet in the UK. Yet another well-loved combination is that of the harpist and violin player for a wedding. The soothing, warm notes of the harp are complimented by the equally soothing and enchanting notes of the violin to make perfect harmony. She is also part of our Bollywood string quartet in London, all thanks to her uncanny ability to make the best renditions for both Asian music and the classical string quartet. If you want a wedding harpist for hire that will complete your wedding with a mastery learned from one of the most renowned music schools, Fede is your lady!
Harpist & Harp and Violin duo
The harp is an exquisite instrument, both to look at and for setting the perfect, unforgettable, atmosphere for your event.
Fede trained in her native Italy, obtaining her PG Harp Diploma at the celebrated Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and subsequently studying for her Master of Music at Trinity College of Music, London. She is equally at home as an orchestral and chamber musician and as a soloist, and delights in demonstrating the intricacies of the harp to her audience. She has, among countless engagements both in the UK and abroad, played at the Wigmore Hall, London, and worked with Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto in Portugal, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Federica also holds BA and MA degrees in Philosophy.
She is a very experienced harpist and available to provide beautiful harp music for weddings, functions and any corporate/private event. Regularly seen working with singers in duo with violinist David Giardino and jazz groups, Fede is able to tailor the music to your event, whether as a session musician or as a solo performer.
Violinist David Giardino and harpist Fede have years of experience as professional musicians and their strength as a duo lies in the atmosphere created by this unique combination of instruments. The fusion of the plucked and bowed strings produces a beautiful, serene, soothing and intimate quality of sound. Both well known recitalists, they have worked together throughout England and abroad in native Italy for many years, and in addition to concerts, are available for all manner of bookings: weddings, anniversaries, fundraising events and corporate functions.
When looking for a harp player for weddings, you want someone whose repertoire will take into consideration your personal preferences, and that is what Fede, and any other wedding harpist from Giardino Strings does. Not only has she made a name for herself as the most accommodating wedding harpist in London, but she has travelled far and wide to share her love for music with audiences both in and out of UK. There are many wedding harpists around, but Fede is one of the few wedding harpists in London capable of meeting the bespoke needs of every client.
Playing the harp takes great skill and a great deal of practice to learn. In the hands of the right player, it is one of the most magical sounds to walk down the aisle to, or to just entertain your guests in the course of the wedding. If you ever need a harpist for hire in London and in the whole of UK, get in touch with us today and let us bring magic to your celebration!
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Air on the G string – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Intermezzo (from ʻCavalleria Rusticanaʼ)
Prelude (from ʻTe Deumʼ) – Charpentier
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Allegro from ʻSpringʼ – Vivaldi
Grand March (from ʻAidaʼ) – Verdi
Wedding March – Wagner
John Legend: All Of ME
Elvis: I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Beach Boys: God Only Knows
Desʼree: Kissing You
Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Beatles: All You Need Is Love
Elbow: One Day Like This
Adele/Bob Dylan: Make You Feel My Love
Ben E King: Stand By Me
James Blunt: Youʼre Beautiful
Foo Fighters: Everlong
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Meditation – Massenet
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Intermezzo – Mascagni
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Largo from Winter – Vivaldi
Queen of Sheba -Handel
Spring – Vivaldi
Rondeau – Mouret
Hornpipe – Handel
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Harp and violin
Harp and flute
Harp, violin and cello
Harp and two violins
Harp and String Quartet (very popular!)
Harp Quartet (Four harpists!)
“Dear David, many thanks for providing the music at the Chuppah. It was very beautiful and Gilda and I are most appreciative to you and your fellow musicians. Wishing you continued great success for the future. ”
“They were an excellent group, genuinely happy to be playing music for us and even walked over with their instruments to a lady who’s birthday it was. They played as everyone sang. They couldn’t have been better, we were really pleased. Fantastic range of music, classical and modern day. Giardino String Quartet were also really really nice people, very approachable, professional and flexible.”
“The Giardino String Quartet was in fact the first to perform – as the guests arrived. They really set a high standard for the whole day. They turned up on time, looked great, rehearsed with another performer whom they had not previously met, and performed beautifully, first on their own and then during the ceremony with US singer Matt Alber. ”
“Dear David, just a short note to say a big thank you to your string quartet for reliably turning up to play at the wedding in Ely last week. They were very obliging and played a great selection of music. Thank you so much and I hope to stay in touch and email with more bookings in due course. ”
Harp Ode to Joy
Harp Wedding March