Maxine

Maxine

Harpist

I am a professional freelance Harpist. I’m based in the North West of England and play the harp at wedding and events throughout Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Cumbria, the Wirral, Merseyside, North Wales and Yorkshire.

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.I have always loved music and you could say that it is in my blood, as both of my parents were in the world renowned Halle Orchestra. I attended my first concert aged 3 and it was there that I fell in love with the harp and decided that was what I wanted to do when I grew up. I commenced piano lessons aged 4 and my life in music grew from there.

I went on to gain a place at the highly acclaimed Chetham’s School of Music where I furthered my studies under eminent harpist Elinor Bennett. At aged 10 I won my first music festival. Aged 15 I performed my first concerto and aged 16 I made my professional concert debut at the former Freetrade Hall in Manchester.

From 1989 I have pursued a busy freelance career with some of the UK’s leading Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestras including the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Opera North, National Symphony Orchestra, Moscow City Ballet, English National Ballet, City Ballet of London and Saint Petersburg Ballet. I also have pursued a solo career performing concertos and recitals. I have entertained Royalty, and worked with a range of celebrities as diverse as tenor Russell Watson and rapper Kanye West. I also particularly enjoy adding the beauty of the harp to private performances such as weddings, birthdays, corporate events and many more

I offer a range of packages to suit your requirements and for weddings this includes your Ceremony (Church or Civil), Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast, or any combination of these.

I have an extensive  repertoire  covering timeless classical pieces, popular music, folk music, musicals and a wide selection of Bollywood songs that are perfect for Asian Weddings. I am happy to help you select your perfect music and if I do not already have a favoured piece, I will endeavour to source the music required to personalise your event.

Set List

POPULAR MUSIC

A Groovy Kind of Love
A Man and a Woman
A Moment like This
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
A Thousand Years
A Time for Us
A Whole New World
Against All Odds
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All the Things You Are
All You Need Is Love
Always
Angels
Anniversary Waltz
Another Day in Paradise
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Bad Romance
Balcony Scene (Romeo & Juliet)
Ballade Pour Adeline
Bewitched
Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
Born Free
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bright Eyes
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Can You Read My Mind (Superman)
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
Chasing Cars
Cheek to Cheek
Chi Mai
Clocks
Close To You
Could It Be Magic
Cry Me a River
Days of Wine and Roses
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Eleanor Rigby
Embraceable You
Empire State Of Mind
Endless Love
Eternal Flame
Evergreen
Everlong
Everything I Do I Do It For You
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Feelings
Fields Of Gold
Fireflies
Fly Me to the Moon
For The Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
From This Moment On
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
Georgia on My Mind
Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
Greatest Day
Have I Told You Lately
Heaven
Here Comes the Sun
Here, There and Everywhere
Honour Him (Gladiator)
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Armageddon)
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Plenty Of Nothing
I Got Rhythm
I Had A Farm In Africa (Out Of Africa)
Imagine
I’m Yours
I Will Always Love You
I Won’t Give Up
If It’s Magic
It Ain’t Necessarily So
It Had To Be You
Just the Way You Are
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Kiss from a Rose
Kissing You (Romeo & Juliet)
La Vie En Rose
Lara’s Theme (Dr Zhivago)
Let There Be Love
Live and Let Die
Love Is All Around
Love Is Here To Stay
Love Me Tender
Love Theme from the Godfather
Love Walked In
Lullaby of Birdland
Make You Feel My Love
Many Meetings (Lord of The Rings)
Marry You
Misty
Mona Lisa
Moon River
Moondance
Moonglow
Moonlight In Vermont
Moonraker
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
My Way
Night And Day
Nothing Else Matters
Oh, Lady Be Good
One Day Like This
Over The Rainbow
Paradise
Pelagias’s Song (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin)
Portuguese Love Theme (Love Actually)
Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
River Flows in You (Bella’s Lullaby from Twilight)
Rule the World
‘S Wonderful
Schindler’s List
Secret Love
Set Fire to the Rain
Skyfall
Smile
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone like You
Someone to Watch over Me
Somewhere In Time
Stairway to Heaven
Star Wars Themes
Summertime
Sweet Child O’Mine
Swingin’ Shepherd Blues
Take Five
Take My Breath Away
Tea for Two
The Closest Thing to Crazy
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Girl from Ipanema
The Heart Asks Pleasure First (The Piano)
The John Dunbar Theme (Dances with Wolves)
The Lady in Red
The Man I Love
The Power of Love
The Rose
The Shadow of Your Smile
The Thorn Birds Theme
The Way We Were
The Way You Look Tonight
The Wind beneath My Wings
The Windmills of Your Mind
Theme from Love Story
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
This Guy’s In Love with You
Three Times a Lady
Time after Time
Tomorrow Never Dies
Tonight I Celebrate My Love
True Colours
Unchained Melody
Unforgettable
Up Where We Belong
We Have All the Time in the World
What A Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love
When You Say Nothing At All
When You Wish Upon A Star
Where Is Love (Oliver)
Where or When
Who Wants To Live Forever
Woman in Love
Wonderful Tonight
Wonderwall
Yesterday
You Only Live Twice
You Raise Me Up
Your Song
CLASSICAL

* Denotes music often used for civil ceremonies.

BACH

* Air on a G String
Arioso
Ave Maria
Sleepers Wake
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring
BOCCHERINI

Minuet
BEETHOVEN

Fur Elise
Moonlight Sonata
* Ode to Joy
CLARKE

* Trumpet Voluntary
DEBUSSY

1st Arabesque
Clair de Lune
DELIBES

Flower Duet from Lakme
Valse from Coppelia
ELGAR

Chanson de Matin
Salut D’Amour
FRANCK

Panis Angelicus
HANDEL

* Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
* Water Music Suite
Royal Fireworks Music
LEHAR

Vilia and The Merry Widow Waltz from ‘The Merry Widow’
MASSANET

Meditation from Thais
MASCAGNI

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
MACDOWELL

To A Wild Rose
MOZART

Piano Concerto No 21 (Elvira Madigan Theme)
Ave Verum Corpus
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
MENDELSSOHN

* Wedding March
OFFENBACH

Barcarolle
PURCELL

* Trumpet Tune
PUCCINI

Oh My Beloved Father
Musetta’s Waltz
Nessum Dorma
PACHELBEL

* Canon In D
RIMSKY KORSAKOV

Scheherezade
RACHMANINOV

18th variation from Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Themes from 2nd piano concerto
RAVEL

Bolero
SHOSTAKOVICH

Romance from the Gadfly
SAINT – SAENS

The Swan
SARTORI

Time to Say Goodbye
SATIE

Gymnopedie no 1
Gnossienne no 1
STRAUSS

The Blue Danube
Tales from The Vienna Woods
SIBELIUS

Finlandia theme
TCHAIKOVSKY

Music from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker
VERDI

Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves
La Donna E Mobile
VIVALDI

* The Four Seasons

WAGNER

* Bridal Chorus (Here comes the Bride)
FOLK MUSIC

Greensleeves
Scarborough Fair
She Moves Through The Fair
Brian Boru
Minstrel Boy
Carolan Concerto
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Last Rose Of Summer
Selection of Music By Enya
Water is Wide
Skye Boat Song
Arran Boat Song
David Of The White Rock
The Ash Grove
Myfanwy
Suo Gan
Watching the Wheat
March of the Men of Harlech
All through the Night
Simple Gifts
Shenandoah
Ashokan Farewell
MUSICALS

Evita
Phantom Of The Opera
Cats
Starlight Express
Jesus Christ Superstar
Chess
A Little Night Music
Westside Story
My Fair Lady
Les Miserables
Miss Saigon
The Sound of Music
South Pacific
Carousel
Oklahoma
The King and I
BOLLYWOOD

Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale
Chukar Mere Manko
Churaliy
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai
Hai Apna Dil
Jeena Yahan
Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Khabi Kushi Khabie Ghum
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kuch Na Kaho
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek
Mere Rang Mein
Meri Mehbooba
Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam
Pehla Nasha
Piyu Bole
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na
Tu Je Deka To Ye Jaana Sanam
Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum

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