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Mia Theodoratus
New York, New York
United States
Metro Area: New York
Serving:
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • D.C.
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • United Kingdom
Booking and Information
Telephone: 917-696-2314
Email: harpgrrl@gmail.com
Web: miatheodoratus.com
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Genres:

I play classical, folk, pop, jazz and arrange music for your day or event

Categories:

  • Harpist

  • Singer

  • Songwriter

  • Composer

  • Arranger

I perform all over NYC with improv jazz artist like Butch Morris, Baikida Carol, Dee Pop, and Daniel Carter.

Harps:

  • Pedal Harp: my Concert Grand is a 47 string, full-size Orchestral pedal harp by Lyon and Healy. People always ask how much it cost–right now it would cost you $24,000 to purchase a similar instrument.

Video clip: Here Comes the Bride performed on Pedal Harp

  • Electric and Acoustic Celtic Harps: These harps are portable and best for beach weddings, outdoors and for intimate spaces. The Celtic harp I use is made in France and is truly beautiful. I can provide amplification if you are using these instruments for larger spaces.

Video clip: Wedding March on Celtic Harp

  • 26 String Harps: Perfect for a casual or semi formal wedding. Song selection is limited, but I can play standing up. I have used this harp with wonderful result in Central Park. I played a friend's wedding in the Cloister and it was one of the most heartfelt moments (I cried!)
  • Folk Harp
  • Strolling Harp
Local Travel:

100 miles

Other Travel Info:

I am set up to fly. I use a CAMAC electro 36 string Celtic harp. I am happy to perform outside the metro area. Please call to discuss travel fees.

International Gigs: Yes

Performing Since:

1988

Also Provide Music Group: Yes
Available with Harp:
  • hand drums (great for receptions!)
  • cello
  • viola
  • violin
  • Irish flutes and whistles
  • Harp and Flute
  • Harp Trio and Harp and Vocals
Music Group Members:  
  • Michael Evans
  • Dee Pop
  • Ron McBee
  • Steph Griffin
  • O-Kung Lee
Description:

Weddings

Ceremony: For wedding ceremonies I play at least 20 minutes of prelude, your march, the recessional after you have been pronounced man and wife and at least 15 minutes of postlude while your guests leave for the reception. I can play the songs for you over the phone so you get exactly what makes you feel special.

Cocktail Hour: I offer an upbeat mix of classical, popular, Celtic and Jazz standards and can add a special song to personalize your event.

Marching Harps: My students from the Irish Arts Center and I stroll with 26 string harps! If you are looking for an extravagant way to lead your guest from the ceremony to the reception or to greet them at the steps of the church, this is it!

Biography: About Me

I have played harp professionally in NYC for 15 years including high profile events for Vanity Fair magazine, Ports 1961, Shanghai Tang Haute Couture, and Deitch Art Gallery.

Recent performances include Dueling Harps performed at REDCAT at the Walt Disney Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, Irish Music Concerts at the Irish Arts Center where I run the harp program, and the National Shakespeare Company production of Oedipus with Avery Brooks at the Herod Atticus Theatre in Athens, Greece.

Recent press includes the Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, Vogue and Artforum.

I love to play whether it's for models going down the runway in Shanghai, China or a bridal march when you march down the aisle.

Repertoire Sample:

  Classical
The Rejoicing, Concerto in B flat, Largo-Handel
Canon-Pachellbel
Ode to Joy-Beethoven
Pictures at an Exhibition- Mussorgsky
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring-Bach

Irish
Everything O’Carolan (the man rocks!)
Loch Logan
Lagan Stream
Black is the Color
The Gentle Maiden
She Moved Through the Fair
My Love is like a Red Rose
Irish Reels and Welsh Dances

Pop
Imagine
Strangers in the Night
Try to Remember
Yesterday
Unchained Melody
If I Loose
Listen to Audio Samples:
Wagner Wedding March
Trumpet Tune - Henry Purcell
Nuptial March - Haydn
Pachelbel's Canon
Maids of Morning Shore - Irish Love Song
Desired Events:  
  • Anniversary
  • Awards Night
  • Banquet
  • Birthday
  • Casino
  • Christening
  • Christmas Party
  • Church
  • Club
  • Coffee Shop
  • Community Event
  • Convention
  • Corporate Function
  • Country Club
  • Dinner Dance
  • Festival
  • Fund Raiser
  • Funeral
  • Graduation Party
  • Grand Opening
  • Hotel
  • Movie Soundtrack
  • Private Party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Shower
  • Studio Session
  • Temple
  • TV Soundtrack
  • Wedding
 Price Range: $275 - $350 per event.
 Price Details:
  • Pedal Harp: $500 (includes moving fees)
  • Celtic Harp: $375
  • 26 String Harp: in NYC $250, outside NYC $300
  • Harp Fanfare with three (or more) harps: $600 plus $150 for each additional performer
Visit my Website:   miatheodoratus.com
     
     

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Audio Samples
Wagner Wedding March
Trumpet Tune - Henry Purcell
Nuptial March - Haydn
Pachelbel's Canon
Maids of Morning Shore - Irish Love Song
Reviews
Dueling Harps at REDCAT
(Los Angeles Times)

Nights of Ravens and Roses
 (Vogue)

Rose Room at the Gramercy Hotel
(Art Forum)