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Brenda is a unique and accomplished harpist available to book for weddings, parties and events. Her wide-spanning expertise and desire to constantly explore new directions for the harp make her a particularly exciting and innovative performer.
Having gained experience performing at a variety of events, from intimate wedding proposals to large civil and church ceremonies, to living room concerts, festivals, corporate functions and more, Brenda covers a diverse selection of genres and is well-equipped to provide guidance on music choices and timings, catering to the specific needs of her clients.
In addition to providing traditional background music, Brenda offers various specialties including, but not limited to, Jazz and Blues (either solo or with the addition of a band, vocalist and/or harmonica), Classical sections with Mezzo Soprano, quirky improv with a Cellist, as well as Lounge and Deep House music with a DJ and on either the acoustic or electric harp; a musician of many talents!!
Originally from The Netherlands, Brenda received classical training in harp performance at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Cologne. Her early career highlights include positions in the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra. More recently, she has performed the Ceremony of Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Brenda has also cultivated creative partnerships with other musicians, such as free improvisation duos with violinist Sietse van Gorkom and bassoon player Marieke voor de Wind, and a collaboration with DJ/producer Cristopher Michelangoli.
As a harpist and educator, Brenda is a trailblazer in the music industry. Her composition “Bregar’s Guitar” has been published in the Wild Strings Jazz & Pop Harp Collection and included in the Trinity music exam syllabus. Additionally, Brenda is developing a blues harp teaching method and her ongoing research, teaching and composing endeavors are rapidly advancing her mission to establish a genuine voice for the harp in the Blues genre.
Contact Mighty Fine Events to enquire about booking a harpist for your wedding or special occasion!
|Bill Evans||Beautiful Love|
|Consuelo Velazquez||Besame Mucho|
|Duke Ellington||Take The A Train|
|Duke Ellington||Sophisticated Lady|
|Frank Sinatra||All Of Me|
|Frank Sinatra||Fly Me To The Moon|
|Frank Sinatra||Autumn Leaves|
|John Coltrane||Softly As In A Morning Sunrise|
|Luiz Bonfa||Black Orpheus|
|Luiz Bonfa||Gentle Rain|
|Various (Blues)||New Orleans style original compositions|
|Bach/Gounod, Schubert & Caccini||Ave Maria|
|F. Mendelssohn||Wedding March|
|G.B. Pescetti||Sonate In G Minor|
|Gustav Holst||I Vow To Thee|
|J.S. Bach||Lute Suite In E Minor|
|J.S. Bach / Arrangement M. Grandjany||Sarabande|
|Jeremiah Clarke||Trumpet Voluntary|
|John Parry||David Of The White Rock|
|Marcel Tournier||Au Matin|
|Billy Joel||She's Always A Woman|
|D. Henson-Conant||The Nightingale|
|Elton John||Your Song|
|Elton John||Can You Feel The Love Tonight|
|Fain/Hilliard||Alice In Wonderland|
|John Denver||Annie's Song|
|McHugh/Fields||On The Sunny Side Of The Street|
|Nino Rota||Love Theme from The Godfather|
|Richard Rogers||My Favourite Things|
|Cornelius Lyons||Miss Hamilton|
|Trad.||She Moved Through The Fair|
|Trad.||Danny Boy/Londonderry Air|
|Trad.||Women Of Ireland|
|Trad.||Fig for a kiss|
|Trad.||My Lagan Love|
|Trad.||Lucy Farr’s Barndance|
|Turlough O'Carolan||Eleanor Plunkett|