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Daria Cortese, harpist

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, PA US 19019 (map)

PHONE

609-947-1888

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I am a harpist working in the Philadelphia/ New York area. I hold BM and MM degrees, and play a cherrywood-and-gold concert grand pedal harp. I have worked diligently to forge a... Read more
I am a harpist working in the Philadelphia/ New York area. I hold BM and MM degrees, and play a cherrywood-and-gold concert grand pedal harp. I have worked diligently to forge a reputation as one of the pre-eminent event harpists in the tri-state area.
I am available for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and partial or full receptions. I'm also able to contract additional musicians (i.e. flautists, singers, violinists) to form a larger ensemble for all or part of your musical needs. Read less

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Strings
Do you have liability insurance?
No
What is your band's usual attire?
I wear concert black or "Sunday best", depending on the weather and season.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Clients are always welcome to come to my home studio for a personal consultation. I will also provide you with a list of my current wedding engagements that you may come observe if you'd like to.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes. However, clients are responsible for providing me with the sheet music.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Approximately 15 minutes.
How much space do you usually require?
5 feet per side. I cannot be placed near an active fireplace.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Flute, Harp, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Concert black or "Sunday best."
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes- you are always welcome to come to my home studio to hear me play in person!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
About 20 minutes.
How much space do you usually require?
Ideally 5 or more feet per side.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No.

REVIEWS

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ashley
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Daria did a wonderful job playing for our wedding. She was extremely professional and played beautifully. The harp music was the perfect touch to create a beautiful ceremony. Having live music added a touch of elegance to our event.
Daria did a wonderful job playing for our wedding. She was extremely professional and played beautifully. The harp music Read more...
Daria did a wonderful job playing for our wedding. She was extremely professional and played beautifully. The harp music was the perfect touch to create a beautiful ceremony. Having live music added a touch of elegance to our event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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NJFallWed
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Daria was so great and easy to work with. I only gave her songs I wanted for the ceremony and let her play whatever she thought was appropriate for cocktail hour. Daria totally exceeded my expectations. She was there on-time (actually before she needed to be) and played beautifully. She really made the ceremony and cocktail hour feel so elegant!
Daria was so great and easy to work with. I only gave her songs I wanted for the ceremony and let her play whatever she Read more...
Daria was so great and easy to work with. I only gave her songs I wanted for the ceremony and let her play whatever she thought was appropriate for cocktail hour. Daria totally exceeded my expectations. She was there on-time (actually before she needed to be) and played beautifully. She really made the ceremony and cocktail hour feel so elegant! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.8/5.0
Daria was easy to work with, we just told her what we wanted palyed based on the choices she gave us. We had trouble hearing her which wasn't sepcifically her fault more the set up of our ceremony. I was notified by one of my bridesmaids she made a big stink about being paid. In her defense she clearly states she needs her money before she will begin to play but seriously a little flexibility would have been nice.
Daria was easy to work with, we just told her what we wanted palyed based on the choices she gave us. We had trouble Read more...
Daria was easy to work with, we just told her what we wanted palyed based on the choices she gave us. We had trouble hearing her which wasn't sepcifically her fault more the set up of our ceremony. I was notified by one of my bridesmaids she made a big stink about being paid. In her defense she clearly states she needs her money before she will begin to play but seriously a little flexibility would have been nice. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jason
Wedding:
11/22/2009
5.0/5.0
We were both very, very pleased with your extensive musical skills, professionalism, and friendly demeanor. The harp added the perfect touch to our wedding, and our guests are still commenting on how beautiful everything was. We will not hesitate to give your name to anyone we may encounter who needs a harpist! Thanks again, and best of luck with everything. :)
We were both very, very pleased with your extensive musical skills, professionalism, and friendly demeanor. The harp added Read more...
We were both very, very pleased with your extensive musical skills, professionalism, and friendly demeanor. The harp added the perfect touch to our wedding, and our guests are still commenting on how beautiful everything was. We will not hesitate to give your name to anyone we may encounter who needs a harpist! Thanks again, and best of luck with everything. :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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amanda
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Daria played during my ceremony and cocktail hour, and did a wonderful job. Her music is beautiful, and we got so many compliments from our guests. She was very helpful with the song selection process, and her rates are affordable.
Daria played during my ceremony and cocktail hour, and did a wonderful job. Her music is beautiful, and we got so many Read more...
Daria played during my ceremony and cocktail hour, and did a wonderful job. Her music is beautiful, and we got so many compliments from our guests. She was very helpful with the song selection process, and her rates are affordable. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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MLCA09
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Daria played our pre-service and ceremony music. Our guests really enjoyed her playing. She was very helpful and professional with the song selection process, and helped give a beautiful ambiance to our day.
Daria played our pre-service and ceremony music. Our guests really enjoyed her playing. She was very helpful and Read more...
Daria played our pre-service and ceremony music. Our guests really enjoyed her playing. She was very helpful and professional with the song selection process, and helped give a beautiful ambiance to our day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rramos
Wedding:
4/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I have to say im not into this kind of music but it was exactly what the wedding needed.
I have to say im not into this kind of music but it was exactly what the wedding needed.
I have to say im not into this kind of music but it was exactly what the wedding needed. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Daria came highly recommended to me by a co-worker! She is just awesome. She is faster than fast with her email and phone communication and is an amazing harpist to boot! She guided us through the music selection process and was a lot of fun to work with. Our guests loved the live harp music!
Daria came highly recommended to me by a co-worker! She is just awesome. She is faster than fast with her email and phone Read more...
Daria came highly recommended to me by a co-worker! She is just awesome. She is faster than fast with her email and phone communication and is an amazing harpist to boot! She guided us through the music selection process and was a lot of fun to work with. Our guests loved the live harp music! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Geoff
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Daria was the perfect touch! She was able to accomodate our special requests for the ceremony and helped us through the music selection process. Our families are still talking about her beautiful harp!
Daria was the perfect touch! She was able to accomodate our special requests for the ceremony and helped us through the Read more...
Daria was the perfect touch! She was able to accomodate our special requests for the ceremony and helped us through the music selection process. Our families are still talking about her beautiful harp! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
4/27/2008
5.0/5.0
We hired Daria at the last minute after we learned that our string trio was double-booked. She is an excellent harpist and people loved her! Also affordable rates.
We hired Daria at the last minute after we learned that our string trio was double-booked. She is an excellent harpist and Read more...
We hired Daria at the last minute after we learned that our string trio was double-booked. She is an excellent harpist and people loved her! Also affordable rates. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Claris
Wedding:
2/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Our special requests were wonderfully and professionally accomodated; I was very particular about the music for our ceremony, and Daria went along with me and was really just fantastic. We are still getting compliments about her from family and friends!
Our special requests were wonderfully and professionally accomodated; I was very particular about the music for our Read more...
Our special requests were wonderfully and professionally accomodated; I was very particular about the music for our ceremony, and Daria went along with me and was really just fantastic. We are still getting compliments about her from family and friends! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Alizy15
Wedding:
8/18/2007
4.5/5.0
She is a very talented Harpist, although she seemed a bit cranky on our wedding day.
She is a very talented Harpist, although she seemed a bit cranky on our wedding day.
She is a very talented Harpist, although she seemed a bit cranky on our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

DEALS

Cocktail Hour Discount- Solo Harp
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I'm offering a discounted bundle of $375 when you book music for both your ceremony and cocktail hour (they must be at the same venue to take advantage of this offer). This provides you with music for your cocktails for what amounts to $50, which is a great savings over what you'd have to pay a separate musician to come for that hour.
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