After over 19 years as a professional harpist Claire has a wealth of experience. She realises every event is special and unique and has over a thousand delighted customers.
Claire read music at Royal Holloway University of London, graduating in 1998 with BMus Hons. Whilst there she studied Harp under Charlotte Seale, Professor of Harp at the Guildhall School of Music. She continued her studies and achieved her ABRSM Diploma in Harp Performance.
Now based in Bristol, Claire is in demand and plays regularly for weddings, business and private events throughout the South-West. She also teaches the harp privately and at Badminton Girls’ School in Bristol.
Celebrity weddings Claire has played for include: Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road & Coronation Street), Lucy Benjamin (EastEnders), Mike Catt (England Rugby), Pearl Lowe & Danny Goffey (Supergrass), Fran de Takats (A&R executive/music manager/talent scout) & Clive Standen (Vikings), David Briggs (internationally renowned organist)
And has played to many other celebrities including:
Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, Jonny Wilkinson, Baroness Michelle Mone OBE, Amanda Holden, Alfie Allen, Max Beesley, Theo Paphitis, Lulu Guinness, Natalie Imbruglia, Gaz Coombes, Jill Halfpenny, Rhys Ifans, Kevin McCloud, Daisy Lowe, Nina Wadia, Jaime Winstone, Lisa Faulkner, Giles Clarke CBE, Lawrence Dallaglio, Sarah Parish, Sian Reeves, Susie Amy, Kirsty Gallacher
And companies including:
Arup, Bank of Ireland, Bristol International Airport, Cadillac, Corus, Credit Suisse, Ernst & Young, Foot Anstey, Halcrow, Horley Consultant Engineers, Hydro International, IBM, Junior Surveyors Organisation, Ken Biggs Contractors, Knight Frank, Lloyds TSB, Malone Associates, Motability, Nuffield, Provident, PWC, Saffery Champness, Scope, Secure Systems and Technologies, Sovereign IFA, Stryker UK, Taylors Estate Agents, UK and Eire Glaucoma Society, Wansbroughs, Wessex Asset Management, Western Power, Winterthur and Wooden Spoon
She is the recommended harpist at Lucknam Park, Babington House, Bristol Marriott Royal, Berkeley Castle, St Audries Park, and The Grange.
Prices start from £310 for two hours in central Bristol.