Melissa Tardiff Dvorak Harpist

Classical Harp from Falls Church, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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30 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2008
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BOOKED 40 days ago

$350 - $1000 per event
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About
Capitivating, Delightful and Elegant beyond words, that is what people are saying about award winning harpist Melissa Dvorak. Melissa has performed for both domestic and international heads of state, foreign dignitaries, and royalty at various Washington D.C. locations, and is experienced with high profile events and is well versed in official protocol and etiquette and provide a stress-free professional service for event coordinators.

Melissa was the featured harpist for the 55th Presidential Inauguration, and for the 2015 Historic Visit to the US by Pope Francis.

She is an active soloist and chamber music musician in the Greater Washington DC area, performs regularly at locations including the US Supreme Court, US Department of State, the Kennedy Center, Myerhoff Symphony Hall, Strathmore Music Center, US Naval Academy, DAR Constitution Hall, the Georgetown Club, The Willard Intercontinental and other area landmarks. Her recent orchestral appearances include Washington National Opera, National Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony, Arlington Symphony, and Salisbury Symphony.


Melissa holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Harp Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. While a student, Melissa was the recipient of both the Merit Scholarship and the Peabody Career Development Grant. She has studied with world-renowned harpists Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux, and attended the prestigious Salzedo Summer Harp Colony for 7 summers.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Wedding Ceremony

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Melissa arrived in plenty of time for the scheduled event and did a wonderful job. We had several people comment on her playing ability and how beautiful it sounded. We were more than happy with her contribution to our daughter's wedding and would advise anyone to also have her at your event. Additionally she was a joy to work with both before, during, and after the event - very accomodating and timely responses to all communication.

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Anniversary Party

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Melissa was professional yet very personable and pleasant. She truly made our parents anniversary party extra special. Should the need arise, we would work with Melissa again in a heartbeat.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Melissa was fantastic! I would hire her again in a heartbeat and recommend her to friends and acquaintances.

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Wedding Reception

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The music was a perfect complement to our entire event and was so excellent that we and our guests actually stopped to listen to them directly --which is not often the case with accompanying music. Both musicians were also perfect professionals -- on time, properly attired and took no breaks except for dinner. We look forward to hearing their music again and highly recommend them to any other event hosts.

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Wedding Ceremony

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She and the flutist were absolutely the best that I could have asked for! I only wish I had another event to hire her for!

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Wedding

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Most efficient and professional. We definitely use the service again.

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Melissa Tardiff Dvorak Harpist’s Response:

Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure to play for you!

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Private Party

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I enjoyed every song she did! So did my wife. The Lords Prayer was exquisite!!Hymne al Amour was espectacular she did an amazing rendition. I will higly recomend her to all my friends! Thank you so much and I will be calling on her for my next Party! She was awesome!:)

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Corporate Function

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Melissa was very professional, friendly, punctual and above all, played beautifully! We will definitely be using her for future events.

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Private Party

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Unfortunately there wasn't a higher # than 5 to rank Ms Melissa Tardiff Dvorak. Consumate professional, extraordinarily talented and graceful with the Harp-. The sounds were soothing, relaxing and she even played current top hits! STRONGLY recommend anyone to plan to get a Harpists to choose Melissa! I planned to hire her again just for a relaxing evening with my wife.

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Memorial Service

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Melissa was wonderful. She helped develop a set list during the weeks prior to the service. She arrived on time and played beautiffully. In fact she was an integral part of the service, providing a peaceful backdrop throughout.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Feb
22
Wedding Reception
Bristow, VA
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
2019
Sep
21
Wedding
Washington, DC
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
2019
Feb
2
Funeral
Washington, DC
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Sep
18
Wedding
Midland, VA
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
Sep
5
Private Party
Arlington, VA
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM
2015
May
21
Corporate Function
Arlington, VA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
May
9
Private Party
Woodbridge, VA
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
Jan
24
Kent Chamber Music
Chestertown, MD
7:00 PM - 12:30 AM
2014
Dec
22
Holida Party
Washington, DC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Dec
21
Holiday Party
Washington, DC
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Dec
20
Gospel Cantata
Catonsville, MD
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Dec
19
Holiday Tea
Washington, DC
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2014
Dec
17
Holiday Party
Washington, DC
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Air on the G String
JS Bach
Arioso
JS Bach
Ave Maria
JS Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
JS Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze
JS Bach
Fur Elise
Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Clair de Lune
Debussy
The Maid with the Flaxen Hair
Debussy
Reverie
Debussy
Annie's Song
Denver
Panis Anglis
Franke
Embraceable You
Gershwin
Someone to Watch over Me
Gershwin
Unforgettable
Gordon
Concerto in B-flat
Handel
Selections from Water Music
Handel
Largo from Xeres
Handel
Theme from "Titanic"
Horner
Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago
Jarre
The Way You Look Tonight
Kern
The Lord's Prayer
Malotte
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Mascagni
Meditation from Thais
Massanet
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater)
Mouret
Canon in D
Pachelbel
O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini
Trumpet Tune
Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Purcell
18th Variation
Rachmaninoff:
A Time for Us
Rota
Le Cygne (The Swan)
Saint-Saens
Trois Gymnopedies
Satie
Ave Maria
Schubert
Amazing Grace
Hymn
Dodi Li
Traditional Hebrew
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Traditional Hebrew
Hymne
Vangelis
Selections from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi
Wedding March
Wagner
All I Ask of You
Weber
Violin
Harp
Flute
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Melissa Tardiff Dvorak Harpist will also travel to Arlington, Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Mc Lean, Merrifield, Annandale, Alexandria, Vienna, West Mclean, Bethesda, Springfield, Washington, Cabin John, Glen Echo, Greenway, Chevy Chase, Oakton, Burke, Potomac, Reston, Great Falls, Newington, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Fairfax Station, Garrett Park, Herndon, Kensington, Mount Rainier, Oxon Hill.
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