Zuzanna Olbrys Harpist

Edinburgh, Midlothian
From: £300
Verified bookings: 2
Reviews: 4
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Price from: £300

Zuzanna has over a decade's experience performing for weddings, functions and corporate events. With repertoire ranging from classical to jazz and pop she will make sure that the atmosphere at your event will be exactly how you want it to be.

She has worked with orchestras in UK and abroad, including London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and many others. She made recordings under famous conductors such as Kristjan Järvi and Krzysztof Penderecki as well as broadcast on BBC. She has performed at high-profilve venues in UK and abroad, among others:
- Royal Enclosure for the Royal Ascot
- Usher Hall
- Royal Festival Hall
- National Gallery
- Vienna Musikverein
- St Paul's Cathedral
- Windsor Castle
- Tate Modern
- Oslo Concert Hall
- Berlin Konzerthaus

She also regularly performs background music to accompany Afternoon Tea at 4 and 5 star hotels such as The Waldorf Hilton, Sofitel, Intercontinental.

As a fully professional and highly trained harpist, Zuzanna provides the highest standard of harp playing. She always works closely with her clients to ensure the choice of music adds to the atmosphere and helps the day run smoothly. She is also happy to arrange and learn music you would like to request if it is not part of her standard repertoire.

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Tamlyn Watermeyer

March 4, 2019

Zuzanna is a very talented musician. She showed great communication in the lead up to the event and conducted herself very professionally throughout the evening. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed her music.

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Milena and Richard

Sept. 15, 2018

"If you are looking for a harpist for your wedding (or any other event) Zuzanna is your gal!

She is incredibly talented, professional and accommodating, and such a lovely person.

Despite her already very broad repertoire she offered to learn additional pieces of our choice, and on the day she was absolutely brilliant, helping to create a truly magical atmosphere during our ceremony and drinks reception.

We highly recommend Zuzanna!"

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Laurie

July 28, 2018

"Zuzanna was the harpist at our wedding in July 2018. From my first contact with Zuzanna she was brilliant! Nothing was too much trouble and she spoke with us over the phone and through emails to advise us upon our options for song choices etc.

She learnt two new songs that we requested and played them and the rest of her repertoire absolutely beautifully! All of our guests commented on how fabulous the music was.

I can't recommend her highly enough for whatever event you are considering. A truly lovely person and a fantastically talented harp player."

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Sept. 15, 2018

"If you are looking for a harpist for your wedding (or any other event) Zuzanna is your gal!

She is incredibly talented, professional and accommodating, and such a lovely person.

Despite her already very broad repertoire she offered to learn additional pieces of our choice, and on the day she was absolutely brilliant, helping to create a truly magical atmosphere during our ceremony and drinks reception.

We highly recommend Zuzanna!

Milena & Richard"

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FAQ
  • How long do you play for?
    I normally perform up to 3 sets of music 45-60 mins each.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    I perform on acoustic harp, and for most average-sized ceremonies and drinks receptions you won’t need me to be amplified. If you are concerned about noise levels, you may want to consider booking me as part of a duo with another instrument, such as flute or violin.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    I do have Public Liability Insurance as a full member of Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM). My equipment is completely acoustic and doesn't requite PAT test.
  • How much space do you require?
    Pedal (concert) harp needs an area of 2m x 3m, lever harp requires about 2m x 2m.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    I am always happy to add new pieces to my repertoire. Please let me know at least one month before the ceremony about any special requests to allow the time for me to purchase and learn the music.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    I normally take a break after 45-60 mins of playing. Depending on the number and length of sets, the breaks are between 10 and 20 mins long.
  • Can you play outside?
    Yes, providing there is suitable protection against sun and it is not too cold. I also need a flat, dry surface to position the harp on (not gravel or grass). Additional fees may apply.
  • What harp do you play?
    For weddings, I use either a pedal harp (pictured) or a smaller harp with levers, also known as clarsach. Generally speaking, modern repertoire works better on the pedal harp whilst clarsach is more suitable for traditional songs. However, the latter requires less space which makes it more suitable for smaller venues. If you expect many guests, I would advise to choose a pedal harp as the sound of the bigger instrument will carry better.
  • Can you move from one area to another during a wedding day?
    Yes - please let me know in advance and allow enough time to move the harp. In most situations I am happy to do this on my own, however I may need help from staff at the venue if there are many stairs on the way and no lifts in the building. Additional charges may apply if I am required to drive to another venue.


Set List/Services

CLASSICAL
Art Thou with Me
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Minuet in G
Sheep May Safely Graze
Andante from the Violin Sonata No. 2
Prelude in C / Ave Maria
Trumpet Voluntary
Adagio from Concerto Grosso in G Minor
Sarabande from Concerto Grosso in B flat Major
Arabesque no 1
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Flower Duet from Lake
Nocturne
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Morning Mood
Air from Water Music
Lascia ch'io Pianga from Rinaldo
Ombra mai fu from Serse
La Source
To a Wild Rose
Meditation from Thaïs
Wedding March from Midsummer’s Night Dream
Minuet in F
Blest Be the Tie that Binds
Canon in D
Trumpet Tune
Siciliana
Gymnopedie no 1
Largo from Winter
Here Comes the Bride from Lohengrin

SONGS FROM TV, FILMS, SHOWS AND JAZZ
Georgia on My Mind
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Memory
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Cavatina
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Look to the Rainbow
Let It Go
People
Embraceable You
I Got Rhythm
Love Walked In
Oh, Lady Be Good!
Someone to Watch Over Me
Unchained Melody
My Own True Love (Tara theme)
La Vie en Rose
Moonglow
Looking Through the Eyes of Love
My Cup Runneth Over
I Don’t Know How to Love Him
At Last
Glasgow Love Theme
So Close
The Closest Thing to Crazy
Letter from Home
Moonlight Serenade
Gabriel’s Oboe
When I Fall in Love
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Tea for Two
Falling Slowly
All I Ask of You
Music of the Night
Think of Me
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered
My Funny Valentine
Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise
Kissing You
Main theme
It Is You (I Have Loved)
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Fly Me to the Moon
Moon River
Where or When
Strangers in the Night
The Way You Look Tonight
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Everything I Do (I Do It for You)
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Just Like a Star
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
What the World Needs Now (Is Love)
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Across the Universe

All My Loving
And I Love Her
Let It Be
Norwegian Wood
Yesterday
Tears in Heaven
Hallelujah
Clocks
The Scientist
A Sky Full of Stars
Something Just Like This
What If
Yellow
Get Lucky
My Heart Will Go On
Make You Feel My Love
I Giorni
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
How Long Will I Love You
Love Me Like You Do
Tea-House Moon
Watermark
I Will Always Love You
Better Together
All of Me
Come Away with Me
The Rose
Marry You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
A Thousand Years
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Thinking Out Loud
Chasing Cars
Isn’t She Lovely
Fields of Gold
You Belong to Me
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Angels
She’s The One
You Raise Me Up

FOLK AND TRADITIONAL
Auld Lang Syne
Ay Waukin O
Baloo Baleerie
The Birks of Aberfeldy
The Blue Bells of Scotland
The Boatie Rows
Bonnie Bell
Bonnie Dundee
Bonnie Wee Thing
Braw Braw Lads
Buy Broom Besoms
Charlie Is My Darling
Comin' Thro' The Rye
Corn Rigs Are Bonnie
O Danny Boy
Dumbarton's Drums
Duncan Gray
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Greensleeves
Hame, Hame, Hame
Hieland Laddie
Ho Ro My Nut-Brown Maiden
I Aince Lo'ed a Lass
I'll Ay Ca' In by Yon Toun
Jock O'Hazeldean
John Anderson My Jo
The Keel Row
Kelvin Grove
Land O' The Leal
Lassie Wi' The Lint-White Locks
Last Rose of Summer
The Lea Rig
Leezie Lindsay
Loch Lomond
Loch Tay Boat Song
A Man's A Man for A' That
My Heart's In the Highlands
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
My Love She's But a Lassie Yet
My Nanie O
Rantin' Rovin' Robin
Rattlin' Roarin' Willie
A Rosebud by My Early Walk
The Rowan Tree
Scarborough Fair
Scotland the Brave
Scots Wha Hae
Skye Boat Song
Wae's Me for Prince Charlie
The White Cockade
Will Ye No Come Back Again
Ye Banks And Braes

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