Make any special event truly memorable with the enchanting timbre of the harp.
Jess can provide music for; weddings, parties, social and corporate events. The harp's exquisite unique sound can range from ethereal and light to festive and exultant, making it flexible to enhance every aspect of your event. Whether your plans are elegant, traditional or contemporary, the harp will provide an uplifting and sophisticated ambience for your guests.
Australian harpist Jessica Fotinos is an active recitalist and soloist. Her playing displays a commanding poise and with an on-stage presence which reflects her endearing personality, her performances are truly captivating.
After completing a Bachelor of music performance at the Victorian College of the Arts, Jess was the first harpist to be awarded a scholarship to study at the prestigious Australian National Academy of Music in 2010. She has also participated in a number of masterclsses throughout the UK.
Jess has a passion for showing the true versatile nature of the harp in both classic and contemporary music, performing in a variety of genres including; orchestral, classical, jazz, contemporary, world music, and improvisation. As well as performing at well over 300 weddings, Jess been invited to perform at a number of esteemed functions some highlights include: an Australian tour with international cabaret performer Meow Meow, the Perth International Arts Festival, the Melbourne International Festival, events at Rod Laver Arena, promotional material for FOX FM’s Hamish and Andy and the band U2, the opening of the Margaret Pratt foundation, private functions for Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and the esteemed Athenaeum Club.soloist at the 53rd General Assembly of the World Federation of the International Music Competitions at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Jess has also been principal harpist of a number of orchestra’s including: The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Australian National Academy of Music Smphony Orchestra, The Melbourne Conservatorium of Ballet Orchestra, Preston Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne University Symphony Orhcetsra.
Please also enquire about duo/tro option with flute, violin or cello.
SAMPLE LIST OF REPERTOIRE
Please let me know if there are any specific requests. If the piece is not already in my extensive repertoire I will do my best to accommodate your request, time permitting.
I also have a mixture of traditional Irish and Celtic tunes Including old favorites like: Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), The Dear Little Shamrock, Greensleeves She moved through the fair and When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.