Monika Vasey, harpist

Harp from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 60 miles
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BOOKED 56 days ago

$400 - $1200 per event
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About

Monika Vasey is in demand as one of the area's premier musicians, performing as a harp soloist and chamber musician for a variety of exclusive events. Her extensive experience and conservatory training at the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University ensures the highest level of performance at each and every event. With her harp and passion for music, she creates a unique musical experience tailored to each client's personal preference and vision. Her personal attention and dedication to the musical details of each and every unique event ensures client satisfaction and ease of mind. Her artistic talent and musical sensitivity guarantee a memorable experience that clients and their guests talk about for years to come.

Monika is available as a solo harpist or can coordinate various ensembles including harp with voice, violin, cello, flute, or guitar. Her repertoire is extensive, including Classical, Pop, Broadway and Jazz; allowing her to tailor each playlist and create the desired ambiance for any event. She plays on a stylish ebony Concert Grand pedal harp, adding a stunning accent to any event setting.


BIOGRAPHY
Monika Vasey is a professional harpist in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia where she is in demand as a performer and teacher. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Vasey holds a Masters degree in Music Education as well as Bachelors degrees in Music Education and Harp Performance. As a frequent performer and lecturer, she has traveled the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. She performs regularly as a soloist and orchestral harpist, often engaging in studio work, as well as many other events such as weddings and corporate functions. Performance highlights include engagements for many dignitaries including the 44th President of the United States, the President of Liberia, as well as the Kennedy Center Honors, the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Millennium Stage, Carnegie Hall, and for many high-profile and government clients. An advocate of new music compositions for the harp, Ms. Vasey has concertized with numerous esteemed chamber groups and orchestral associations. She maintains a private harp studio in her home and directs the Maryland Classic Youth Harp Ensemble at Strathmore Hall. Ms. Vasey coaches for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and Young Artists of America, also at Strathmore.
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The artist is superb. I told her the wrong time but she showed up early and with little or no warmup with the string, she performed flawlessly! I will definitely have her again and reocmmend her to everyone.

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Monika's beautiful music and instrument added so much to my friends wedding and cocktail hour. Everyone was delighted by the harp and the music selections. The groom had a special request and Monika was able to accommodate and exceed his expectations. It was easy to work with her and I would definitely recommend Monika's services.

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Monika always provided rapid responses to my questions. Very professional, super flexible and over achieved to master new pieces for our special day. Lovely harp and wore attire requested to fit our theme. I highly recommend Monika! Thanks, Brittany

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We had so many comments that Monika added just the right touch! She seemingly effortlessly learned the recessional and two additional processional pieces! She was amazing! Thank you so much!

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Had a wonderful experience with Monika! Would certainly recommend!

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Very professional and willing to learn new music for our wedding! She already has an impressive song list, but her ability to learn new music for us makes her five stars!

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Monika played the harp for 2 hours at a reception. She did a wonderful job! She is very talented. Everyone enjoyed her music, and many people asked me how I found her. I highly recommend her!

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Monika was an absolute pleasure to work with and replied back to e-mails/text messages promptly. She did an absolutely lovely job with everything, and even gave us advice on what songs would and would not work well for the wedding ceremony. It rained on our ceremony which was outside. The sky was already pretty overcast when the ceremony started, so I was expecting Monika to want to pack up and move everything inside to protect her instrument. Instead, she stuck it out and played throughout the ceremony and the cocktail hour. Monika, if you are reading this, I hope your instrument is okay!! Thank you so much for being part of our day!!

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Monika Vasey, harpist’s Response:

Ted, thank you so much for your kind review! We were so lucky the rain held off. I kept my cover nearby just in case but I was able to keep playing until almost the very end of the cocktail hour before I started to feel a few drops and I had to cover it up. Thanks for being so understanding! Congratulations on your marriage and I wish you many happy years to come! Best always, Monika

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Monika is awesome and we highly recommend her to you. She is clearly a professional and has a lot of experience working with (and through) the unexpected challenges you encounter on your wedding day. She played beautifully and infused our ceremony with a touch of magic. Thank you, Monika!

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Beautiful harpist! She did a wonderful job! Everyone love the music

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
May
16
Wedding Ceremony
North Beach, MD
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Nov
19
Event
Rockville, MD
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jun
7
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Mar
23
Wedding
Baltimore, MD
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Feb
17
Wedding Ceremony
Linden, VA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jan
18
Wedding Ceremony
Rockville, MD
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Oct
24
Wine Tasting Party
Washington, DC
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Oct
19
Wedding Ceremony
Stevensville, MD
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Sep
29
Wedding Ceremony
Rockville, MD
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
2018
Sep
15
Wedding
Washington, DC
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
2018
Jun
9
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
May
13
Club Event
Fairfax, VA
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2018
May
5
Wedding Ceremony
Mechanicsville, MD
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Discounted cocktail hour music
Starting at $150
Discounted Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Package
Starting at $500
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Hour package
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Air on a G String
Bach
Arioso
Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Prelude in C
Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Siciliano
Bach
Sleepers Awake
Bach
Ave Maria
Bach/Gounod
Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
Rigaudon from “Idomenee”
Campra
Fantasia Impromptu "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"
Chopin
Trumpet Tune
Clarke/H. Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke/H. Purcell
Arabesque
Debussy
Clair de la Lune
Debussy
Le Fille aux Cheveau de Lins
Debussy
Sunrise Sunset
Fiddler on the Roof
Panis Angelicus
Franck
Nocturne
Glinka
Fantasie on a Theme of Haydn
Grandjany
Largo "Ombra Mai Fu"
Handel
Pasacaille
Handel
Sonata in C Major G.59
Handel
The Peace from "Royal Fireworks
Handel
Water Music- Suite 1: Hornpipe, Air, Allegro Maestoso, Minuet Finale
Handel
Where E'r You Walk from "Semele"
Handel
La Rejouissance from "Royal Fireworks"
Handel
The Lord's Prayer
Malotte
Psalm XIX
Marcello
Meditation from "Thais"
Massanet
On Wings of Song
Mendelssohn
Wedding March from “Midsummer Night's Dream”
Mendelssohn
Rondeau from “Suites de Symphonies”
Mouret
Concerto for Harp and Flute, K.299- II.Andantino
Mozart
Canon in D
Pachelbel
All I Ask of You
The Phantom of the Opera
Impromptu
Pierne
Feuillets d'Album
Renie
Love Theme from “Scheherezade”
Rimsky-Korsakov
Ave Maria
Schubert
The Minstrel's Adieu
Thomas
Danny Boy
Traditional
Greensleeves
Traditional
Largo from "Winter"
Vivaldi
Allegro from "Spring"
Vivaldi
Allegro Pastorale from "Spring"
Vivaldi
Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" (Here Comes the Bride)
Wagner
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Wizard of Oz
Beauty and the Beast Theme
Try to Remember from "The Fantastiks"
Can't Help Falling in Love with You
Endless Love
Unchained Melody
What a Wonderful World
Harp
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 Monika Vasey, harpist will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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