Ray

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About Ray

Ray is one of the youngest, leading harpists in the UK for weddings, private and corporate clients. Since studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, she has played at many prestigious events and for high profile clients. With a reperotire of beautiful classical pieces, contemporary modern music, Bollywood/Indian music and celtic songs, Ray can create the perfect atmosphere for any event.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Youthful, beautiful classical and contemporary Harpist
  • Worldwide orchestral performances in Spain, Belgium, France and Portugal.
  • Impressive performance credits to include,  The Royal Albert Hall, London Barbican, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Festival Hall at London’s South Bank.
  • Ray has performed for members of the Royal family, including Her Majesty the Queen, and also for Lord Lieutenants.

 

Ray graduated in 2014 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, with a Masters in Music with Distinction following a BMU First Class Honours Degree in harp performance. She also gained a high Distinction in an LTCL Diploma for Music Teaching.

Ray had her concerto debut at St John’s, Smith Square, London, at the tender age of 15, and has travelled widely with her harp, playing both solo and orchestral works in Spain, Belgium, France and Portugal. She has played in many prestigious venues in the UK including The Royal Albert Hall, London Barbican, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Festival Hall at London’s South Bank.

Regularly invited to play for dignitaries, Ray has performed for members of the Royal family, including Her Majesty the Queen and also for Lord Lieutenants. She has worked closely with composer Amir Sadeghi, with whom she has recorded a world premiere with the Marson Harp Trio for BBC Television, and also regularly plays as part of a flute & harp duo, a clarinet & harp and with an established Soprano.

Ray has a love of orchestral playing, regularly performing with orchestras such as the Leicester Symphony Orchestra and the Bardi Orchestra. She was awarded a place on a mentor scheme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under principal harpist, Rachel Masters. She has also worked under many eminent conductors including Sakari Oramo, Edward Gardner, Jac Van Steen, Andris Nielson, Claus Efland, Rainer Hersch among others.

A highly popular performer at weddings and corporate events Ray has played for many prestigious clients, including new launches of BMW and for recordings for Frank Benbini of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

Perfect for wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfast and corporate engagements, Ray is a fresh, young and passionate talent.

 

Ray Song List

Classical:

  • Air on a G string- Bach, J.S.
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba – Handel, G.F.
  • Ave Maria- Bach, J.S.
  • Ave Maria- Schubert, Franz
  • Bridal march from Lohengrin- Wagner, Richard
  • Canon in D Pachelbel, Johann
  • Chaconne- Clarke, Jeremiah
  • Concerto in B flat No.6 Op.4  Handel, G.F.
  • Fantaisie sur l’opra “Eug¨ne Onegin” – Kane, E. Walter
  • Fantasie, Opus 35 – Spohr, Louis
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
  • Greensleeves – Anonymous
  • Ground in F with Variation- Purcell, Henry
  • Ground in F with variations  Purcell, Henry
  • Hornpipe- Purcell, Henry
  • Impromptu-Caprice, Opus 9- Piern, Gabriel
  • Impromptu, Opus 86 Faur, Gabriel
  • Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28 suite, Opus 83.  Britten, Benjamin
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- J.S Bach
  • La Source, Opus 44  Hasselmans, Alphonse.
  • Milonga para Amar – Ortiz, Alfredo Rolando
  • Nocturne  Glinka, Mikhall
  • Oh mio Babbino Caro  Puccini, Giacomo
  • Rhapsody Paganini, Niccolo.
  • Sept Sonates – Naderman, F. Joseph
  • Sonata No. 1 in D major  Parry, John
  • Sonata No. 2 in G major  Parry, John
  • The Flower Duet from Lakm The Delibes, L
  • The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land Thomas, John.
  • The Swan Saint Saens, Camille
  • Theme and Variations- Thomas, John
  • Time to Say Goodbye (Con the partiro) – Sartori & Quarantotto
  • Trumpet Voluntary- Purcell, Henry
  • Watching the Wheat Thomas, John

Harp concertos and chamber music:

  • Concerto in B flat, Opus 4 No.6 – Handel, G.F.
  • Concerto for Harp and Flute and Orchestra- Mozart, W.A.
  • Danse sacre et danse profane – Debussy, Claude
  • Introduction and Allegro (Hp + String Qtet, Fl & Cl) – Ravel, Maurice

Popular/ Jazz/ Film/ Musicals:

  • Music from Cats
  • Music from Evita
  • Music from Harry Potter
  • Music from Les Miserables
  • Music from The Phantom of the Opera
  • Music from The Sound of Music
  • Music by Coldplay
  • Music by Lenon & McCartney
  • Music by Einaudi
  • Theme from Disney Pixar’s “Up”
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Sherwin, Manning
  • A Summer Place – Discant & Steiner
  • All I Ask Of You Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • An American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin, George
  • And I Love You So – McLean, Don
  • Angel Of Music – Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Around the Clock Suite – Chertok, Pearl
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • A Whole New World – From Disney’s “Aladdin”
  • Beauty And The Beast Menken, Alan
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – John, Elton
  • Cavatina from The Deer Hunter Myers, Stanley
  • Colors of the wind (Pocahontas)  Menken, Alan
  • Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Edelweiss  Rogers and Hammerstein
  • Evergreen Westlife
  • Fields of Gold – Sting
  • From This Moment On Twain, Shania.
  • Game of Thrones – Ramin Djawadi
  • How Can I Tell You – Cat Stevens
  • Kiss From A Rose – Seal
  • Kissing You (Love theme from Romeo & Juliet – Des’ree
  • Lady – Richie, Lionel
  • Let It Go (From Disney’s “Frozen”) – Lopez
  • Memory – Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Misty – Garner, Erroll
  • Moon River – Mancini, Henry
  • My Heart Will Go On from Titanic Horner, James
  • My Own True Love (Tara Theme) – David & Steiner
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • Only Time – Enya
  • Over the Rainbow – Cassidy, Eva
  • River Flows in You – Yiruma
  • Send In The Clowns Sondheim, Stephen
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Somewhere in Time – Barry, John
  • Starlight Express – Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Tammy – Livingston & Evans
  • The Heart Asks Pleasure First – Michael Nyman
  • The Rose – McBroom, Amanda
  • The Music of The Night – Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings Middler, Bette
  • Think of Me – Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Through The Eyes of Love (Theme from “Ice Castles”) – Hamlisch & Sager
  • Time After Time – Lauper, Cyndi
  • To Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan / Adele
  • Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
  • We’ll Gather Lilacs  Norvello, Ivor
  • What a Wonderful World – Armstrong, Louis
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Midler, Bette
  • Wonderful Tonight – Clapton, Eric
  • Your Song – John, Elton

A selection of Celtic/Traditional pieces:

  • Bendemeer’s Stream
  • Danny Boy
  • Down by the Salley Gardens
  • Greensleeves
  • Merch Megan
  • My Garten Mothers Lullaby
  • My Lagen Love
  • O Carolans Dream
  • Scarborough Fair
  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • The Ash Grove
  • The Kerry Dance
  • The Lark in the Clear Air
  • The Nightingale
  • The Rose of Tralee
  • Tis the Last Rose of Summer
  • Watching the Wheat

Bollywood:

  • Aa Meri Jaan Film: Chandni
  • Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale Film: Jism
  • Chand Sitare Phool Aur Khushboo Film: Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
  • Chandni o Meri Chandri Film: Chandni
  • Chura Liya Hai Tumne  Film: Chura Liya Hai Tumne
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Film: 1942 A Love Story
  • Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai Film: Duplicate
  • Hum Chup Hain Film: Faasle
  • Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai Film: Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
  • Kal Raat Ho Gayee Film: Kasoor
  • Kuchh Na Kaho Film: 1942 A Love Story
  • Main Hoon Khushrang Henna Film: Henna
  • Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna Film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Mere Humsafar Film: Refugee
  • Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek Naqsh Mita De Koi  Film: Jism
  • Mere Mehboob mere Sanam Film: Duplicate
  • Mere Rang Mein Film: Maine Pyaar Kiya
  • Mujhe Rang De Film: Thakshak
  • Na Tum Jana Na Hum Film: Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
  • Naya Naya Dhula Dhula  Film: Filhaal
  • Raat Ki Hatheli Par  Film: Refugee
  • Satyam Shivam Sundaram Film: Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • Soni Soni Film: Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein
  • Sun Sahiba Sun Film: Ram Teri Ganga Maili
  • Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na  Film: Ghar
  • Tu Hi meri Shab Hai  Film: Gangster
  • Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai Film: Andhi
  • Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum  Film: Parwana
  • Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara Film: Prem Rag
  • Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum Film: Silsila
  • Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main Film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

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Reviews for Ray

"Just want to say a huge heartfelt thanks for playing at our wedding just before christmas. You set the atmosphere perfectly and everybody there thought how lovely and special the music was. Once again thank you very much and hope to see you again sometime. With love and best wishes, Ian and Julie"

Ian & Julie Payne, wedding.

"Both Andrew & I would like to thank you very much for attending & playing at our civil partnership.
You were fantastic and you will be highly recommended by us to anybody.Yours Sincerely,
Andrew Hooper-Love & Andrew Love"

Andrew Hooper-Love & Andrew Love, Civil Partnership

Just a quick noto to say thank you for a beautiful performance of music at Leslie Ann' book launch on Friday.All our best wishes, Jane and Carrie

Murdoch Books UK

How splendid to hear your delightful harp playing at the Rutland Lieutenancy dinner. It was both a pleasure and privilege to hear you play and made such a wonderful start to our evening."

Dr Laurence Howard, OBE, JP.

"Thank you so much for the amazing job you did playing the harp at our wedding. It was so spectacular hearing the harp in the castle. We loved the Jason Mraz song we asked for during the signing of the register - thank you so much."

Caroline & Alexander

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Ray can play varying set lengths to suit your event, please enquire with full details for an accurate price.

Ray is happy to work with you on playlists and offers an extensive list of modern, traditional, celtic and bollywood pieces.

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A big enough area for the harp (specific measurements available on request)

Soft drinks to be provided

A hot meal is always appreciated.

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