who we are
The Elegant Harp has just been awarded THE KNOT HALL of FAME, BEST of Weddings 2016, the 6th year in a row, by Brides on The Knot, & Couples' Choice 2016, the 6th year in a row on Wedding Wire. Esther and AnnaLisa have personally performed for literally 1000's of Bridal Events including Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Receptions, Engagement Dinner, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, After Wedding Brunch. Options include SOLO HARP, CLASSICAL TRIO, STRING QUARTET, JAZZ BAND.
I have had the pleasure of performing in concert with my daughter, AnnaLisa, in one of the few harp duos in the world, Harp to Harp, as well as in Solo Concert in U.S. and across Canada, with various orchestras in United States and Canada, and performing on regional and national radio and television broadcasts in Canada.[/highlight] Highlights of my career include the privilege of performing for Presidents, Royalty, other Heads of State, including President Clinton, President George H. W. Bush, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, H.R.H. Prince Edward, a private reception for the World Leaders’ Wives at the 1995 G-7 Summit, the Summit of the Americas, and for Corporate Moguls and Celebrities including Donald Trump, Pierce Brosnan, Christopher Plummer, to name a few.
I have enjoyed traveling the world as Harpist on Celebrity Cruise Line's Infinity, touring around South America and on Celebrity Cruise Line's Millennium, touring the Mediterranean, even performing for a wedding on the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini.
Performing literally thousands of weddings throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade counties, FL including televised "Wedding Worth Watching" on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, I have many years of experience in creating the perfect, magical ambiance.
My experience as full-time Harpist in the gourmet dining room, 100 South Ocean at The Ritz -Carlton Palm Beach and the AAA Four Diamond Jacques Cartier Room at Riveredge Resort-Hotel, 1000 Islands, NY as well as hundreds of civic, corporate and social events.
Esther Underhay has performed professionally on Harp and Piano on the Concert Stage and for countless Political, Corporate, Charity, and Social Events, including Weddings, in homes of millionaires and billionaires in South Florida, throughout the United States, Canada, Bahamas, and around the world, for over 25 years. She has many years' experience as a musician interacting with guests through long-term contracts as harpist at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach and on Celebrity Cruises. She is equally comfortable interacting with people of all socioeconomic status, including Presidents, Royalty, celebrities, and the very wealthy. Winning the hearts of her audiences wherever she goes, she was recently hailed “Esther, Queen of Harps”.
With a degree in Concert Harp and Piano, Esther Underhay brings her prestigious experience playing for Presidents Bush and Clinton to your special event. In great demand in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade of South Florida & 1000 Islands NY for Solo Harp, Chamber Duo & Trio, & Jazz Band, she creates a very elegant ambiance for your wedding, dinner party, corporate event, or cocktail party. So versatile performing on the full-sized harp, Esther is able to play virtually any song you would like hear, providing a wide spectrum of musical styles.
From Rachmaninoff's “Variation on a Theme by Paganini” to Beethoven's “Moonlight Sonata”
From Duke Ellington's “Satin Doll” to The Beatles' “Eleanor Rigby”
From Gypsy King's "Bamboleo" to Coldplay's “Clocks”...
Esther is available for a personal consultation with you in order to assist you in selecting music suited to your personal taste and for your specific event, in order to present a truly memorable experience for you and your guests, always working to meet and exceed your expectations.
AnnaLisa captures her audiences with her talents on the most elegant and unique of instruments. Though the harp is traditionally a soothing instrument, nowhere else will you see an audience dancing in their seats as she transforms it mid-show to “electrify” the spectators. She performs a broad spectrum of music to appeal to everyone, both on local and international stages. From Born to Be Wild and Great Balls of Fire, audiences are stunned by the unusual creativity and energy of the performance. Her style is continuously evolving and is truly one of the most unique acts to ever hit the stage.
-Taj Mahal Hotel, India as background music 2014
- Carnegie Hall, NYC: performed with internationally renowned choir
- ABC television: Veteran’s day broadcast
- Japan’s national radio: live performances on Radio I, Nagoya, Japan
- Celebrity Cruise Lines harpist
- CBC radio featured on Canada’s national radio station
- NY state governor Pataki: harpist to former campaign events
- Romania: Feature solo concert, Szinhaz Opera House
- Romanian Polip television station: solo concert feature broadcast
Other performance venues include:
-harpist to AAA, 4 diamond dining room, Jacques Cartier, Riveredge Resort, NY 1997-2003
-performed in gourmet dining room, 100 South Ocean, Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach
1995 G-7 World Leaders Summit
State Dinner in honor of Prince Edward
Dinner in honor of President Bill Clinton
Dinner in honor of President George H.W. Bush
what our fans say
Awarded The Best of Weddings and Couples' Choice The Elegant Harp has been awarded the Best of Weddings on The Knot and Couple's Choice on Wedding Wire for the past five years in a row, and most...,
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