London Harpists
Danielle # 777
 

Danielle has a wealth of experience of playing at events of the highest calibre behind her, Danielle is one of London and the South East’s most popular harpists for special events. She regularly plays for distinguished audiences at venues such as the nation’s leading museums and galleries as well as stately homes. Danielle has played at all of the region’s leading hotels but also performs at private parties in homes and marquees.Harpists London

 

Her repertoire includes everything you would think playable on the harp and plenty that you would think would not be! This includes the more obvious categories such as light classical music, music from shows and musicals and traditional music, but also current chart numbers and popular music from the whole of the 20th and 21st centuries including jazz, Jewish music, Japanese music and now even, with flautist Timothy Kipling, Chinese music. Styles can be upbeat or soothing, and Danielle is always happy to match the music to the style which you wish to set for your event. This attention to detail also extends to dress and choice of instrument: In addition to the modern concert harp, Danielle has a number of different harps from different periods to choose from, extending from the late 18th century through to a brightly coloured modern electric ‘celtic’ harp and Danielle will endeavour to match her outfit to your colour scheme or theme. As well as solo and duo music with flute, Danielle also performs with flute and oboe or viola or cello together, multiple harps, violin, voice, horn, clarinet, or with a dancer performing in a variety of dance styles from Baroque to modern Jazz and tap.

 

 

 

 

Reviews & Letters Of Recommendation From Previous Clients

"Sheer beauty of sound and virtuosity of technique were always subordinated to thoughtful musicianship and keen interpretative intelligence."         The Times

 "Charmingly played... and served up with forethought and skill."
The Guardian

 "Zabel's La Source was finely played by Danielle Perrett; Duvernoy's fascinating Nocturne no. 1 for horn and harp
was another delight and winningly projected with Gillian Jones."
Musical Opinion

 "Miss Perrett's  virtuoso performance of the (Sophia) Dussek sonata (C minor)... was simply brilliant and dynamic
playing of a single-action concert harp, marked by dexterous fingering and a memorable singing tone."
Belfast Newsletter

 “In the Flute and Harp Concerto, K299, the solo parts were elegantly and accurately played by Rachel Brown and Danielle Perrett...”
The Times
 

DUSSEK AND THE HARP on Meridian:

There is plenty to enjoy in Danielle Perrett's harp playing. It is vivacious, musically shaped, phrased and paced with obvious enjoyment and there is a very wide range of dynamic...this recording has some charming music played with affection and enthusiasm.
It is to be recommended for this as well as for the choice of some unknown repertoire."
RCM Magazine

 "This is a charming disc, light elegant and poised, as 18th century music performed on instruments of the period should be."
BBC Music Magazine

 Rubbra - The Complete Chamber Music & Songs with Harp - ASV DCA 1036

"It is Danielle Perrett's stunning solo harp playing which offers the deepest insight into Rubbra's serene, pure writing."
BBC Music Magazine

 "Danielle Perrett plays with finesse and sensitivity and I particularly admire her free, imaginative handling of  the Pezzo Ostinato.
She brings an authority to this music."
Gramophone

 "... the highly sensitive harp playing of Danielle Perrett, an artist of great sensitivity with a thorough mastery of Rubbra's contemplative inner world."
Hi-Fi News & Record Review

 "... the harp pieces are both exquisitely played and could hardly be more authoritative."    

 

 

Sample Repertoire

Lloyd-Webber                      Cats

                                                Evita

                                                Joseph & the Amazing  Technicolour
                                                Dreamcoat

                                                Sunset Boulevard

                                                The Phantom of the Opera

                                                Starlight Express etc.etc

Others                                    The Sound of Music

                                                Oklahoma

                                                Guys & Dolls

                                                My Fair Lady

                                                Fiddler on the Roof

                                                Camelot

                                                Les Miserables

                                                Chess

                                                Miss Saigon

                                                Martin Guerre

                                                The King & I

                                                South Pacific

                                                Oliver

                                                Annie Get Your Gun

                                                Tonight at Eight Thirty

                                                Showboat

                                                Porgy & bess

                                                Half a Sixpence

                                                A Little Night Music

                                                Kiss Me Kate

                                                Kismet

                                                Shall We Dance?

                                                An American in Paris

                                                Top Hat

                                                Singing in the Rain

                                                Easter Parade

                                                Bandwagon

                                                Silk Stockings

                                                The Gay Divorce

                                                Breakfast at Tiffany’s

                                                Finian’s Rainbow

                                                The Wizard of Oz

                                                That’s Entertainment

                                                Funny Face

                                                Brigadoon

                                                On the Town

                                                High Society

                                                White Christmas

                                                Birth of the Blues

                                                Call Me Madam

                                                Siegfeld Follies

                                                Forty Second Street

                                                Follow the Fleet

                                                Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

                                                Carousel

                                                West Side Story etc.etc

LIGHT CLASSICAL SOLO HARP MUSIC

Bach,J.S           Air on a G String

                        Arioso

                        Brandenburg Concerto excerpts

                        Prelude no 1 in C

                        various

Beethoven        Fur Elise

                        Moonlight Sonata

                        various

Bizet                 Carmen excerpts

                        various

Borodin            Excepts from String Quartet

Brahms Intermezzi

Chopin             Various

Debussy           Arabesque no 1

                        Beau Soir

                        Clair de Lune

                        En Bateau

                        La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin

Delibes Coppelia excepts

                        Lakme excerpt

LIGHT CLASSICAL SOLO HARP MUSIC

Dvorak             Humoresque

                        Song to the Moon

                        various

Elgar                Salut d’Amour

                        various

Faure               Pavane

                        various

Franck             Panis Angelicus

Gluck               Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Gossec Gavotte

Gounod            Faust excerpt

Grieg                various

Granados         various

Handel             Fireworks Music

                        Water Music

                        Largo

                        Where’ere You Walk

                        various

Haydn              Symphony Themes

Khachaturian    Spartacus

Kreisler            various

Liszt                 Consolation

Massenet          Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn    Wedding March

Mozart             Clarinet Concerto

                        Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

                        Elvira Madigan

                        Rondo alla Turca

                        Sonata in C

                        various

Offenbach        Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffmann

Orff                  Movements from Carmina Burana

Pachelbel          Canon

Ponchielli          Dance of the Hours

Puccini             Un Bel Di

                        O Mio Babbino Caro

                        Nessun Dorma

                        various

Rachmaninoff Theme from 2nd Piano Concerto

                        Themes from 2nd & 3rd Symphonies

                        Vocalise

                        Various Preludes

Rimsky Korsakov         Excepts from Scheherezade

Paganini            Variations excerpt

Prokofiev         Excepts from Romeo & Juliet ballet music

Ravel                Bolero

                        Pavane pour une Infante Defunte

                        various

Satie                 Three Gymnopedies

                        Three Gnossiennes

Saint Saens       Softly Awakes My Heart

                        The Swan

                        3rd Organ Symphony theme

Strauss             Blue Danube Waltz

                        various

Stravinsky        Excepts from Firebird ballet music

Tschaikovsky Nutcracker

                        Swan Lake

                        Symphonies-excerpts

                        various

Verdi                Forza del Destino excerpt

                        various

Vivaldi Four Seasons excerpts

Wagner            Song to the evening star

                        Mastersingers excerpt

                        Wedding March 

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