Eleanor Smith - Harpist

This wedding harpist is available for weddings in London, Kent and the South East and has played for numerous private functions in such prestigious venues as The House of Commons, the Tower of London, Claridges, The Dorchester, The Berkeley, The Langham and Leeds Castle. She has been harpist in residence at Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane and at The Churchill, Portman Square.

She graduated from University College London with a first class honours degree in Classics before pursuing a Masters in Music Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she specialised in Early Music.

She has since been in great demand throughout the country as both a harpist and singer and has performed in some of Britain's top concert venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, St. John Smith's Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields where she was also a choral scholar, Cheltenham Festival, Leeds Town Hall and Birmingham's Symphony Hall under such conductors as Sir Andrew Davis, Pierre Boulez and Sir Simon Rattle.
As a former member of the BBC Symphony Chorus she has often performed at the BBC Proms, including the Last Night of the Proms.
She regularly plays for orchestral concerts and ensemble engagements. Particular highlights include performances of Britten's Ceremony of Carols in Westminster Cathedral and a Debussy world premiere conducted by Charles Hazelwood for the Broomhill Trust.

She enjoys an international career and has performed at the Salzburg and Istanbul Festivals and extensively throughout Europe. She was engaged as a solo artiste for the entire 2004 Cunard World Cruise aboard Queen Elizabeth 2 and was invited to return for the opening section of the 2005 Cunard World Cruise.

More recent recital work has combined her work as both a singer and harpist. In a concert at Holy Trinity church on Sloane Street she sang, accompanied by her harp teacher, Danielle Perrett, in a concert featuring the Songs of the Hebrides from the collection by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser and returned months later, this time as harpist, to accompany tenor Jake White in a performance of Michael Berkeley's song cycle Wessex Graves. Future engagements include a London performance of Handel's harp concerto.


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Eleanor Smith - Harpist Repertoire


  • Bach Air on the G String, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Prelude No.1 in C, Sheep may safely graze
  • Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
  • Barber Adagio for Strings
  • Beethoven Fur elise, Moonlight Sonata
  • Brahms Lullaby, Theme from 1 st Symphony
  • Chopin Tristesse Study
  • Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
  • Debussy Clair de Lune, Premiere Arabesque
  • Dussek Sonata
  • Dvorak Largo (Symphony no. 9 New World)
  • Elgar Chanson de Matin, Nimrod theme, Cello concerto theme
  • Faure Pie Jesu (Requiem), Pavane
  • Greig Morning (Peer Gynt Suite)
  • Handel, G.F. Air and Hornpipe (Water Music), Chaconne, Sarabande
  • Mahler Death in Venice theme
  • Mendlessohn On wings of song, O for the wings of a dove, Wedding March (Midsummer Nights Dream)
  • Mozart Lacrymosa (Requiem), Romance (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik), Ave verum
  • Offenbach, J. La belle Helene
  • Pachelbel Canon in D
  • Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez (2nd movement)
  • Saint-Saens The Swan
  • Satie Gymnopedie no. 1
  • Schubert Ave Maria, Lullaby, Serenata
  • Smetana Theme & Variations from the Moldau
  • Vivaldi Excerpts from The Four Seasons


  • Bizet Au Fond de Temple Saint (The Pearl Fishers), Habanera (Carmen)
  • Dvorak Song to the Moon (Russalka)
  • Gluck Air d'Orphee (Orphee et Eurydice)
  • Handel Largo ( Xerxes ), Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon), Where'er you walk (Semele), Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)
  • Mascagni Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
  • Massenet Meditation (Thais)
  • Puccini O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
  • Musetts's Waltz (La Boheme)
  • Un bel di (Madama Butterfly)
  • Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore (Tosca)
  • Your tiny hand is frozen (La Boheme)
  • Verdi Di Provenza (La Traviata)
  • Wagner O star of eve (Tannhauser)
  • Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin) 


  • Arlen Over the Rainbow
  • Bernstein Somewhere (West Side Story)
  • Bloom Fools Rush In
  • Bolton Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
  • Clapton/Jennings Tears in Heaven
  • Denver Annie's Song
  • Dominguez Perfidia
  • Fain Secret Love
  • Farres Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
  • Garner Misty
  • Gershwin A foggy day, An American in Paris, S'wonderful, Love is here to stay, Bidin' my time, I get a kick out of you, Lullaby of Birdland, Rhapsody in Blue, Somebody Loves Me, But Not for Me, Do, do, do, Someone to watch over me, Oh lady be good, Embraceable You,
  • Gummoe Rhythm of the Rain
  • Harline When you wish upon a star (Pinocchio)
  • Henley/Silbar The Wind beneath my Wings
  • Horner My heart will go on (Titanic), All Love can be (A Beautiful Mind)
  • Howard, B. Fly me to the Moon
  • Howard, J.N. Theme from The Prince of Tides
  • Jarre Lara's Theme (Dr. Zhivago)
  • Kamen Theme from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
  • Kern Smoke gets in your eyes, The way you look tonight
  • Lane How are things in Glocca Morra?
  • Legrand The windmills of your mind
  • Lennox, Shore, Walsh Into the West (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Lloyd Webber Music of the Night, Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me, Angel of Music, All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera), Memory (Cats), Don't cry for Me Argentina (Evita), I don't know how to love him (Jesus Christ Superstar), Pie Jesu (Requiem) Tell me on a Sunday
  • Louiguy La Vie en Rose
  • Maxwell Ebb Tide
  • Mancini Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) Days of Wine and Roses
  • McTell Streets of London
  • Menken Theme from Beauty and the Beast, Part of your world (The Little Mermaid), A whole new World (Aladdin)
  • Mercer Dream
  • Newman Any other name (American Beauty)
  • Novello I can give you the starlight
  • Nyman The heart asks pleasure first (The Piano)
  • Petit Jean de Florette
  • Porter Night and Day
  • Rigual/Martinoli Love me with all of your heart
  • Rodgers Bewitched (Pal Joey), You'll never walk alone (Carousel)
  • Romberg Softly as in a morning sunrise, Lover come back to me!
  • Sartori Time to say goodbye (Con Te Partiro)
  • Schmidt Try to Remember, They were you (The Fantasticks)
  • Sondheim Send in the Clowns
  • Sting Fields of Gold
  • Styne Make someone happy
  • Sutherland Sailing
  • Vangelis Hymne
  • Williams Schindler's List
  • Willson Till there was you
  • Young When I fall in love
  • Zaret Unchained Melody

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