ClareBe – Harpist
The harpist in Clare was discovered one day at the age of 6 when she got lost on a tour of a historic house. She was eventually found staring up at a glittering, gold harp. This curiosity continued to be fuelled by her fascination with classic movies and artists like Harpo Marx, who incorporated their instruments into a physically entertaining story as well as an auditory one.
At 11 years old, Clare got the opportunity to start taking regular harp lessons a few towns away and ultimately gained a level 7 (out of 8) in harp from The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. In 2008, Clare moved to the United States to study at Azusa Pacific University, participating as a harpist in many of their musical groups, including the Symphony Orchestra, Harp Ensemble, Choir and Orchestra, and as guest harpist for the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. She graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts and a BA in Music- Harp Performance, cum laude in 2013.
Being classically trained, Clare can carry any special event or wedding to completion with the lulling sounds of a time-honored style. She also enjoys playing with modern sounds and different cultural rhythms which can give an explorative and fresh energy to your party or provide an entertaining recital to learn more about the harp. Artistically, she loves exploring different performance aspects of the harp in new ways, including even as a harp playing mermaid for your pool party!