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Virginia Schweninger, Harpist

Charlottesville , VA
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Charlottesville, VA 22938 US (map)

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434-361-1051

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ABOUT US

Romantic Harp Music is a dream come true for many a bride. Whether it's the "Pachelbel Canon" or "Stairway to Heaven" that touches your soul, it's really amazing on the harp!!
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Romantic Harp Music is a dream come true for many a bride. Whether it's the "Pachelbel Canon" or "Stairway to Heaven" that touches your soul, it's really amazing on the harp!!

I’ll help you select your ceremony music, creating the ambiance you've always hoped for . . . making your wedding truly special!

Visit my website, www.VirginiasHarp.com, to hear music from my award-winning CD, "Somewhere in Time." We can also add a violin or a flute to the harp for even more sparkle. 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
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What instruments does your group play?
Flute, Harp, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Virginia was a great addition to our wedding ceremony. Her harp made the ceremony sound like a fairytale. It has a different sound compared to some other harpists I looked into, who had more of a folk sound to them. We met with her months before our wedding and she learned to play Coldplay's "Clocks" for our exit, which was awesome. Also, very reasonably priced. I highly recommend her.
Virginia was a great addition to our wedding ceremony. Her harp made the ceremony sound like a fairytale. It has a Read more...
Virginia was a great addition to our wedding ceremony. Her harp made the ceremony sound like a fairytale. It has a different sound compared to some other harpists I looked into, who had more of a folk sound to them. We met with her months before our wedding and she learned to play Coldplay's "Clocks" for our exit, which was awesome. Also, very reasonably priced. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My experience with Virginia was just wonderful! She is very prompt in returning emails and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. She is very organized and on my son's wedding day, she and her colleague made the atmosphere .... magical. We had both the harp and violin. Virginia is so easy to work with. I would highly recommend Virginia.
My experience with Virginia was just wonderful! She is very prompt in returning emails and answered all of my questions Read more...
My experience with Virginia was just wonderful! She is very prompt in returning emails and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. She is very organized and on my son's wedding day, she and her colleague made the atmosphere .... magical. We had both the harp and violin. Virginia is so easy to work with. I would highly recommend Virginia. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/5/2015
4.8/5.0
I was very happy with the services that Virginia Schweninger on the harp and Pam Hill on the violin provided. It made for a wonderfully memorable ceremony and Virginia made the preparations a breeze by allowing for a phone appointment where she played her harp and we made the song selections. Being a 90s kid many of the selections I choose were Disney inspired but also added to the beauty of the ceremony. The violin was a specialty to help provide a wonderful sound and they complemented each other very well.
I was very happy with the services that Virginia Schweninger on the harp and Pam Hill on the violin provided. It made for Read more...
I was very happy with the services that Virginia Schweninger on the harp and Pam Hill on the violin provided. It made for a wonderfully memorable ceremony and Virginia made the preparations a breeze by allowing for a phone appointment where she played her harp and we made the song selections. Being a 90s kid many of the selections I choose were Disney inspired but also added to the beauty of the ceremony. The violin was a specialty to help provide a wonderful sound and they complemented each other very well. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Chantel
Wedding:
6/28/2015
5.0/5.0
I found it very useful to sit with Virginia as she suggested and played songs she thought would suit our personalities and the type of wedding we were having. She has binders full of wonderful, beautiful songs that I loved listening to, many of which I hadn't heard before. Together, we selected a beautiful program of songs, that flowed together seamlessly. The wedding day was perfect, and every guest commented on how lovely the harp music was. Virginia even put my rambunctious little cousin to sleep, which helped everything go smoothly! I would definitely recommend Virginia to other couples, and would suggest that they give her a good listen beforehand, as she will be able to suggest songs that most people likely haven't heard on harp before.
I found it very useful to sit with Virginia as she suggested and played songs she thought would suit our personalities and Read more...
I found it very useful to sit with Virginia as she suggested and played songs she thought would suit our personalities and the type of wedding we were having. She has binders full of wonderful, beautiful songs that I loved listening to, many of which I hadn't heard before. Together, we selected a beautiful program of songs, that flowed together seamlessly. The wedding day was perfect, and every guest commented on how lovely the harp music was. Virginia even put my rambunctious little cousin to sleep, which helped everything go smoothly! I would definitely recommend Virginia to other couples, and would suggest that they give her a good listen beforehand, as she will be able to suggest songs that most people likely haven't heard on harp before. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lucy
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
With great artistry, imagination and a sense of nuance, Virginia helped to create an enchanting atmosphere for our wedding in June, playing a program that perfectly matched our celebration's style. She also collaborated very harmoniously with Terra Voce, the talented cello-flute duo we also worked with for our special day. We are grateful to Virginia and would highly recommend her!
With great artistry, imagination and a sense of nuance, Virginia helped to create an enchanting atmosphere for our wedding Read more...
With great artistry, imagination and a sense of nuance, Virginia helped to create an enchanting atmosphere for our wedding in June, playing a program that perfectly matched our celebration's style. She also collaborated very harmoniously with Terra Voce, the talented cello-flute duo we also worked with for our special day. We are grateful to Virginia and would highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Virginia Schweninger, Harpist responded with the following comments:

How nice of you, Lucy. What a special day it was indeed. I so enjoyed playing with Terra Voce and then playing solo in the tasting room for your family was so much fun. Thanks for tipping me off to their favorites! All the best to you all!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I envisioned a special and unique musical accompaniment for her wedding ceremony and Virginia delivered with flying colors! It was very important that the instruments, the musical selections, and the delivery fit the bucolic setting of our country home in Virginia and she graciously addressed all of our requests. We worked with Virginia to determine a delightful assortment of music and added a flautist to accompany her harp with amazing results. It's been almost two months since the wedding and I can still hear their incredible music wafting throughout the house and pouring onto the front lawn where the ceremony was held and down the valley! Magnificent!
My daughter and I envisioned a special and unique musical accompaniment for her wedding ceremony and Virginia delivered Read more...
My daughter and I envisioned a special and unique musical accompaniment for her wedding ceremony and Virginia delivered with flying colors! It was very important that the instruments, the musical selections, and the delivery fit the bucolic setting of our country home in Virginia and she graciously addressed all of our requests. We worked with Virginia to determine a delightful assortment of music and added a flautist to accompany her harp with amazing results. It's been almost two months since the wedding and I can still hear their incredible music wafting throughout the house and pouring onto the front lawn where the ceremony was held and down the valley! Magnificent! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Virginia did a wonderful job for our wedding ceremony and dinner music. With just a brief conversation prior to the event we were able to plan everything. The music was beautiful and so appropriate for our event. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a musician for their wedding.
Virginia did a wonderful job for our wedding ceremony and dinner music. With just a brief conversation prior to the event Read more...
Virginia did a wonderful job for our wedding ceremony and dinner music. With just a brief conversation prior to the event we were able to plan everything. The music was beautiful and so appropriate for our event. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a musician for their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we selected Virginia to play our ceremony music! She was so easy to work with from the very beginning. Our consulting session with her was so helpful and she had wonderful suggestions for the flow of our ceremony. She even proof-read my programs to help me make sure I had everything listed correctly! The harp sounded so lovely and just made the setting of the ceremony so beautiful and classic.
I am so happy we selected Virginia to play our ceremony music! She was so easy to work with from the very beginning. Our Read more...
I am so happy we selected Virginia to play our ceremony music! She was so easy to work with from the very beginning. Our consulting session with her was so helpful and she had wonderful suggestions for the flow of our ceremony. She even proof-read my programs to help me make sure I had everything listed correctly! The harp sounded so lovely and just made the setting of the ceremony so beautiful and classic. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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CC
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Virginia played the harp for our ceremony and cocktail hour and It really was the most beautiful harp playing I have ever heard! It really made the ceremony and started the celebration off right. She did a beautiful mix of classics with more contemporary pieces that seemed to make everyone that much more nostalgic! We had the opportunity to see her home studio and beautiful collection of harps which was just amazing - she gave great suggestions for pieces during the ceremony when we didn't have anything specific in mind and was even willing to learn a special piece for us "A Thousand Years" because it meant so much to us!
Virginia played the harp for our ceremony and cocktail hour and It really was the most beautiful harp playing I have ever Read more...
Virginia played the harp for our ceremony and cocktail hour and It really was the most beautiful harp playing I have ever heard! It really made the ceremony and started the celebration off right. She did a beautiful mix of classics with more contemporary pieces that seemed to make everyone that much more nostalgic! We had the opportunity to see her home studio and beautiful collection of harps which was just amazing - she gave great suggestions for pieces during the ceremony when we didn't have anything specific in mind and was even willing to learn a special piece for us "A Thousand Years" because it meant so much to us! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Virginia Schweninger, Harpist responded with the following comments:

What a sweet surprise to receive your review today. I'll never forget your beautiful wedding! It was nice to play for you at my studio so that I had a chance to get to know you a bit and learn the music you love. I've so enjoyed playing "A Thousand Years" ever since. Thanks for that and your kind words! All the best to you.
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Meredith
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Virginia was absolutely wonderful! I played in an orchestra all through college, so I had a lot of opinions about the musical selections for my ceremony. I wanted a particular song for my bridal processional (the chorale from Jupiter) that Virginia had never played before. She found an arrangement and learned the selection specifically for my wedding! Also, Virginia was very helpful at the consultation in assisting me in narrowing down my other selections for the wedding. She has so many great ideas, and her expertise is unmatched.

The harp music set the ideal romantic tone for the wedding ceremony. Not to mention the fact that Virginia's harp looked stunning in the chapel. It was almost as if it was another piece of the decor! I just recently received the video of my wedding ceremony and could not be happier with Virginia's performance. She was able to improvise to make sure that each selection went on for the appropriate amount of time (no awkward pauses or times where music is playing and no one has anything to do but stare at each other). A professional musician attended my wedding and commented to me on what a wonderful job she did. All and all, I could not be happier with having Virginia as my ceremony musician.
Virginia was absolutely wonderful! I played in an orchestra all through college, so I had a lot of opinions about the Read more...
Virginia was absolutely wonderful! I played in an orchestra all through college, so I had a lot of opinions about the musical selections for my ceremony. I wanted a particular song for my bridal processional (the chorale from Jupiter) that Virginia had never played before. She found an arrangement and learned the selection specifically for my wedding! Also, Virginia was very helpful at the consultation in assisting me in narrowing down my other selections for the wedding. She has so many great ideas, and her expertise is unmatched.

The harp music set the ideal romantic tone for the wedding ceremony. Not to mention the fact that Virginia's harp looked stunning in the chapel. It was almost as if it was another piece of the decor! I just recently received the video of my wedding ceremony and could not be happier with Virginia's performance. She was able to improvise to make sure that each selection went on for the appropriate amount of time (no awkward pauses or times where music is playing and no one has anything to do but stare at each other). A professional musician attended my wedding and commented to me on what a wonderful job she did. All and all, I could not be happier with having Virginia as my ceremony musician. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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