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Cara Fleck, harpist

Annapolis , MD
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Annapolis, MD US 21403 (map)

PHONE

443-621-9343

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ABOUT US

Cara is a freelance harpist in based in Annapolis. She performs in Maryland, Washignton DC, and Virginia at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall and Mansion, National... Read more
Cara is a freelance harpist in based in Annapolis. She performs in Maryland, Washignton DC, and Virginia at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall and Mansion, National Gallery, Lyric Opera House and World Bank. With extensive experience in chamber, orchestral and solo performance, she has recently played with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Washington Chorus, National Philharmonic and Apollo Orchestra. A chamber musician with a passion for new music, Cara is a member of Great Noise Ensemble and the Inscape Chamber Orchestra. Recent projects include two recordings of world premieres with Inscape on the Grammy-Award winning label Sono Luminus, and a 10-day residency at the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in Jamaica, Vermont. In addition to performing at the finest venues in the area, Cara frequently plays at special events. Her diverse repertoire list (which ranges from Bach to Beyonce!) and professionalism continually bring praise from clients. Cara began playing the harp at age four under the instruction of Sonja Inglefield at the Peabody Preparatory, where she was a seven-time recipient of the harp achievement award and a three-year scholarship recipient in the Peabody Preparatory Arts for Talented Youth Program. She is a three time winner of the American Harp Society regional scholarship competition, and was recognized as a Maryland Distinguished Scholar for the Arts. Cara continued her studies in music at the University of Maryland School of Music with Rebecca Smith under a Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship in 2003 and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 2007. Other influential harp teachers include Elizabeth Hainen and Ruth Inglefield. During her years at Maryland, Cara won second runner up in the University of Maryland Concerto Competition and was a featured soloist with the University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra. Cara also participated in the Saratoga Harp Colony, an intensive summer program for the emerging generation of professional harpists. Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Harp
What is your usual attire?
Elegant black
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
I don't offer live sample performances or CDs, but I frequently perform for the public. Please visit my website to see my itinerary and hear sound samples.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
45 minutes - 1 hour.

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Reginald
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We were very fortunate to have Cara as our harpist. She was very flexible with our schedule and program for our wedding day. The music was beautiful and set the tone for a great afternoon tea and wedding. I would recommend her highly for anyone looking to have classy experience.
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Reginald! I loved playing for your wedding. All the best to you and William!
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Abby
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Cara played the harp during our wedding ceremony and did an incredible job! She was great to work with throughout the wedding planning process - she was very quick to respond to emails and gave helpful suggestions for our song selection. Our venue had a few small sets of steps to navigate in order to get the patio where our ceremony was held, but Cara was a trooper and made it work! She plays beautifully and her music fit the mood of our wedding perfectly. Thanks for a memorable walk down the aisle, Cara!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara is a beautiful and talented musician. Her music made our event very special and elegant. My daughter got married at a venue called the Castle at Maryvale so the harp really contributed to the ambiance. Cara worked with us beforehand and help us plan the pieces that would be played incorporating some of our favorites. She also played during the cocktail hour. Her charges were very reasonable and she was easy to work with. We would highly recommend her fro any event.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Cara played at our wedding at Maryvale Castle on October 13th. She was wonderful to work with. She coordinated well in advance with our soloist and a string quartet to work out who was playing what, when. She played before the service, during and after for the cocktail hour. We highly recommend her! Thanks Cara
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Hi Andrew,

It was so much fun to play such sparkling repertoirewith other wonderful musicians on your wedding day. The ceremony was beautiful! Congrats to you and your wife.
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Cara did an amazing job. She has a great song selection, and we received many compliments from our guests on the harp playing! Cara also did an AMAZING job saving us from a little ceremony glitch! We were supposed to have a bagpiper play for our recessional, but when the ceremony was over, he wasn't there (someone had told him the ceremony was delayed - eek!). Cara picked her harp right up and started playing, and no one even noticed there was a problem! It was beautiful, Cara was wonderful, I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a harpist!
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Stacey
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Cara provided the ceremony music for our recent wedding at Lansdowne Resort. She was a pleasure to work with during the planning process, and was very professional. She performed beautifully and we were extremely pleased with our choice of Cara for our harpist.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Cara was great to work with from the start. She allowed me to submit suggestions and requests for music, but also had the experience and expertise to know what would sound nice for her to play between those pieces.
Her quality of playing was far greater than the other harpists I've heard and I never doubted she would hold up her end of the arrangement--which she did!
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Jennifer! As a Pride and Prejudice fan, it was fun playing music from the soundtrack for your processional. All the best to you and Bobby.
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Virginia
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Cara was great! My guests loved her music. She was able to perform for my wedding even if I gave her a very short notice. I appreciate her quick response and timely help!
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Virginia! Congrats to you and John.
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Garrett
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Cara was great at guiding us through the planning and selection process as well as providing us with a fantastic overall experience. Knowing little about ceremony music prior to our wedding, Cara gladly gave us an overview of typical ceremony music, as well as links online for us to listen to. When we decided to venture outside the typical music options she happily accepted to learn a new song for our ceremony.
On the weeks and days leading up to the wedding she was flexible with our adjustments to the music arrangement and responsive to our coordination emails, resulting in a stress free and enjoyable experience. Her performance on the day of was great and we cannot thank her enough. We highly recommend her.
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Garrett! Congrats to you and Lauren. "God Only Knows" has been a hit with other couples. I'm glad we decided on that one!
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Claudia
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
easy to work with. She responds to questions in a timely manner and communicates well thru e-mail.
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Meghan
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Cara played the harp for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. It was the perfect addition to our program. She was nothing but professional, providing superb service and a beautiful performance. From the beginning she provided excellent suggestions for our ceremony and listened to all of our ideas. I can say nothing but wonderful things about her and would recommend her to anyone.
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Meghan. Your music choices were beautiful and well-suited to your ceremony. Congrats!
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Kara
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Cara was awesome! The music was beautiful and offered help to select music. She was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had!
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Kara :-). Your ceremony was beautiful. It's always fun to play at UMD's Memorial Chapel.
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Chester
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Cara, by her own skill, became a welcomed centerpiece at our wedding. We made one true request for "Blue Sky" by the Allman Brothers Band, which she was able to make into a beautiful interlude at our outdoor ceremony. As we were new to the whole wedding game, she made proposals for processional, bridal walk, and recessional, beyond the standards. And she nailed them! We were so glad we decided to use a harp in our ceremony.

On the day of, Cara arrived early, and made sure to check in with the facility, the officiant, and other wedding organizers. She handled herself well. Even without attending the formal rehearsal (our call), she, as a skilled musician, followed the cues and made her beautiful music tie in well. We appreciated her professional manner, as we had plenty of other things on our mind!
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks Chester! Playing at your wedding (especially the Allman Bros!) was a blast. I'm definitely keeping that in my repertoire! Congrats to you and Kristin.
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delight + jason
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of having Cara Fleck perform at our January 2012 wedding and could not have been happier! Cara provided us with a beautiful blend of music for our ceremony. I had a very different song for the bridal procession that Cara learned for us. Cara also worked with us and made recommendations for the remaining music for the ceremony, each piece complemented the other and flowed beautifully together. Cara was very easy to communicate with and was very professional. We received so many compliments from our guests on how beautiful the music was for our ceremony. The harp is such a beautiful and elegant instrument and Cara performed beautifully! Cara was very reasonably priced and even offered us a discount because our wedding was during the “off peak” wedding season. She was so wonderful to have at our wedding! We would not hesitate recommending Cara Fleck as your harpist for your wedding or other event.
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much! It's always fun to put together a "processional playlist" with unique repertoire.
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Noel
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
So wonderful! Cara was amazing and I would recommend her in a heartbeat...an extremely talented musician!! :) She was easy to communicate with and so professional. I felt it was a great value for such a beautiful instrument and talented player. You cannot go wrong choosing Cara for your wedding or event.
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Noel, thanks for the glowing review. Your wedding was beautiful- much love and happiness to you and Lee!
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Eduarda
Wedding:
5/30/2014
4.8/5.0
I contracted Cara, Natalie and Abby to perform during the ceremony and cocktail hour of our wedding and was more than pleased with the results! The trio performed the harp, violin and cello during this time and well exceeded our expectations in wedding musicians. As a formed violinist myself and with my husband working in the music industry also, contracting the right trio was beyond important for us. We could not simply settle on just a solo harp alone and was pleased to learn that Cara was able to coordinate with two other musicians to accompany her during the day. Cara not only was professional during all interactions but she was timely and prompt for all meetings, including a Skype meeting in which she fully coordinated between herself, us and the other two musicians. She allowed for us to pick the song selections of our choice, adding her professional and musical opinion as needed. I strongly recommend Cara and her team to add the finishing touches to any celebration. Our wedding wouldn't be the same without these talented ladies. :)
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Kristina
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.7/5.0
Cara provided lovely harp music for our ceremony. We needed to play specific music for the ceremony that we got from the church, I sent it to her a day or two before and she was great. She was professional, prompt and quite talented. The guests loved the music that she played before the ceremony started. Would definitely recommend Cara to a friend!
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Cara Fleck, harpist responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kristina! Congratulations to you.

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