Seattle wedding harpist Susan Haas is available to play for weddings and special events throughout the Puget Sound. With over 25 years of professional experience playing the solo harp, she is able to provide a seamless musical backdrop for your special day. Always adding to her repertoire, she plays classical, jazz and broadway standards and pop music from "oldies" to today's hits. With a free consultation, she will help you simplify the task of choosing music for your ceremony or reception. If there isn't printed music for a particular request, Susan can transcribe for the harp just for your occasion. Although her specialty is solo harp, she also collaborates with other musicians to create a duo/ trio/quartet or to accompany a vocalist of your choosing. Check out the Cello-Harp Duo featured on her website.
Originally from Texas, she studied with Julia Hermann Edwards (Southern Methodist University) and Gail Horne Barrington (The University of Texas, Austin). She has played professionally in Texas, North Carolina, Colorado and Washington, D.C. The bulk of her career has been in the Chicago area delighting audiences at venues such as The Drake Hotel, The McCormick Convention Center, and The Four Seasons. Now making the Pacific Northwest her home, she particularly enjoys the lovely evergreen venues around the Sound and in the Cascades and has performed at venues such as The Arctic Ballroom, The Fairmont, Bell Harbour Convention Center, McCaw Hall, Sodo Park/Herban Feast, De Lille Cellars and many more. She is happy to play indoor or open air events wherever she can travel with her concert harp (or one of her two smaller harps, if you prefer), including ferries to neighboring ports and gondolas to the summit of Crystal Mountain.
She also performs with the occasional stage orchestra for performers such as Frank Sinatra, Jr and Michael W Smith when they have a concert in town. Other artists she has shared the stage with are Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osborne and Anita Baker.
Please contact Susan to begin learning more about having harp music for your wedding or event. There is nothing to compare with the joy that live harp music will bring to you and your guests on your big day!
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Lili · Married on 07/20/2018
We hired Susan for our wedding in July in the Thornewood Castle. She is great! She is professional and flexible . We love our experience with Susan and would highly recommend her to anybody who is planning a wedding!Sent on 10/07/2018
Ed · event on 07/30/2016
We held a wine tasting/summer social event for the Puget Sound chapter of the SMTA in Woodinville at a small local winery’s tasting room. Susan was contracted to play during our two hour soiree, selected from several harpists in the Greater Seattle area based on the sample recordings on their websites. It was quite clear she had the broadest repertoire and most professional sound of all those we had “auditioned”. The price, although not the least expensive, was well worth every penny.Sent on 08/22/2016
Susan arrived early (quite the feat for ANY musician, especially in Seattle traffic!) and very quickly assessed the best location in the venue for her location. She moved her equipment (including special lighting) in seemingly effortlessly and was set up well ahead of “show time”.
Susan’s personality is as bright and pleasant as her performance! She took time to explain the complexities of her instrument to those who had asked questions and played a very broad spectrum of music ranging from “classics” to classic rock, even a little “heavy metal”! Of course, she played a few requests , including the ever popular “Freebird” and “Stairway to Heaven” !
Not surprisingly, the rich colorful tones of the harp set a soft yet festive mood which paired nicely with the wine selections! It was the perfect choice for both a background which conversation could be had without straining, as well as a very enriched listening experience which I credit to Susan’s incredible talent.
We anticipate holding future social events with our organization, and would unquestionably request Susan as our “entertainer of choice”. I encourage you to do so, as well!
Jeannie · Married on 12/20/2015
After hearing Susan play at a wedding last winter, we hired her to perform at our friends' wedding as our gift to them. Susan was responsive, easy to work with and the harp music was exquisite! We highly srecommend working with Susan - her music is a classic, moving addition to any event.Sent on 12/27/2015
I have heard The Solo Harp of Susan Haas many times. She sets the tone to your wedding from the very start. It's worth having that classic romantic music playing live as your guests walk in. With amazing videos today, her music make the perfect background music when reviewing you dream day.
If you are looking for a Harpist for your wedding, you have to contact Susan. She's an innovative, talented musician who is also a very nice person. Highly recommended!
Susan is the consummate professional who's skill is abundantly apparent. Her flexible attitude and friendly personality make her ideal to work with. My particular experience with Susan had challenges of transportation and rain and she handled it and performed beautifully. It was the first time I've ever seen the harp played in the middle of the forest, and it was done exceptionally well.