A harp at your wedding or special event will play a big part in making the day beautiful and unforgettable. It will look gorgeous, sound heavenly, and inspire glowing comments from your guests.
Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste is a professional, conservatory-trained harpist from St. Petersburg Russia; devoted to the magic of the harp, delighting her audience with a varied and distinctive repertoire, including music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods; traditional Hawaiian and Celtic melodies and an expansive selection of contemporary favorites.
Tatyana enjoys a varied free-lance career playing for weddings, civil partnerships corporate events, recitals and orchestral work. Tatyana prides herself in delivering a high standard of performance, with impeccable presentation, whilst maintaining a reliable and friendly approach.
She proudly plays a Camac Athena concert harp which is considered to be a distinguished harp of exotic beauty, visually and audibly. An experienced recitalist and orchestral player she regularly performs for music societies, music festivals and at many other special events.
Tatyana has a number of outstanding experiences. She had a solo performance at the renowned Godunov Concert Hall in St. Petersburg and M. Glinka’s Capella Concert Hall Russia. She was the principal harpist with El Paso Opera Company and El Paso Symphony Orchestra. She was part of the World's largest harp touring ensemble “Harpfusion”.
She performed with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, a Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Tulare County Symphony Orchestra, the Jewish Symphony Orchestra, Center Stage Opera in Los Angeles and the Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra and the New Valley Symphony Orchestra.
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Amanda · Married on 07/21/2012
Tatayana was so accommodating and wonderful to work with. My wedding ceremony wouldn't have been the same, had I not had her play the harp for us. It's was so beautiful! Each one of my guest said to me how beautiful her music was.. it made the whole ceremony! She is highly recommended!Sent on 08/10/2012
JoAnn · Married on 06/04/2012
What amazing talent and poise. Tatyana played for my sister and I privately and I was in awe. She is an absolute pleasure and is very professional as well. She was captivating as she played. Anybody looking for beatiful music for any occasion will NOT be disappointed. Her performance is one that I will never forget. FABULOUS!!!!Sent on 08/09/2012
Barbara · Married on 03/21/2012
I was planning my wedding on Molokai—a place that I had never visited. I was doing everything online and going on faith that people I contacted would be what I needed and wanted. I did a Google search and found Tatyana. I was so lucky! She was perfect! If you hire her to play at your wedding you won’t be disappointed. She is so receptive to your needs. She is a beautiful person inside and out. I loved working with her! If you contact her she gets back to you in a timely manner. She is very professional and personable. She lives on Maui, but was willing to travel to Molokai for our wedding. Everything was exactly what I wanted! She plays beautifully! You can go on her website and hear some of her music! She wore a gorgeous dress and played like an angel! Anyone looking for a harpist for their wedding should definitely contact Tatyana. If you need more info, you can contact me directly. I can also give you the name of a terrific wedding planner. Molokai is the perfect place for a beach wedding. There are a lot of secluded beaches and you will have the entire beach just for your wedding! You don’t always get that on the other Hawaii Islands. That is the reason we chose Molokai and it was exactly the way I dreamed it!!!Sent on 04/18/2012
Super Sweet Tatyana is & her music serenades the wedding just perfectly! Hire her cause she needs to work & you want to hear those perfect melodies during your nuptials!
Tatyana is an amazing harpist and we can only highly recommend her for your wedding. Her beautiful performance along with the romantic heavenly sounds of her concert harp creates the perfect background music for a romantic wedding at the beach or elsewhere. A once in a lifetime experience and long lasting memories.
Tatyana is a professional harpist who is dedicated to her great performances and reliable. I suggest hiring her for weddings, receptions, or private parties.