Wendy Kerner, Harpist

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About Wendy Kerner, Harpist

"Wendy made my wedding magical. It was just beautiful. I will never forget it. My guests loved it, everyone is still talking about it." - Heidi M

WENDY KERNER is a full time professional harpist who performs throughout the Northeast. Described as "first rate" by The New York Times, Wendy plays a wide variety of music including classical favorites including the Pachelbel Canon in D, Wagner's Wedding March, Mendelssohn's Wedding March and so much more. She also plays love songs, Celtic music, standards, contemporary songs, and many other marvelous pieces of music. Wendy is a graduate of Juilliard, where she received her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Harp Performance. In addiiton to performing as a solo harpist, Wendy works regularly with many wonderful musicians, playing in duos and trios and larger ensembles. Wendy also frequently arranges for other musicians – singers, string ensembles, brass groups and more. Wendy can play for the ceremony, the cocktail hour, for the reception, and for other special occasions, too. Wendy has the experience and connections to make the music for your special day truly magical. And Wendy's clients love not only her artistry, but her calm manner and professionalism too.

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Wendy began the harp at the age of seven because she was intrigued and captivated by the sound and look of the instrument. She has appeared in concert throughout America, performed at the World Harp Congress in France, played for Queen Sirikit of Thailand, the Prime Minister of Ireland and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. She was presented in her New York Debut in Carnegie Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Competition. She is the principal harpist with The Bridgeport, Norwalk and Ridgefield Symphonies in Connecticut. Wendy has a CD Sounds of the Seine with flutist Donna Milanovich, (The Glorian Duo) on the Delos International label. Wendy is also a founding member of the Irish music group Themselves, and the septet The Fontenay Chamber Players.

In addition to her concert appearances, Wendy has provided music for many weddings and for private and business functions. Her clients have included the United Nations; New York University; Neiman Marcus; Nivea; People’s Bank and the Discovery Museum. Wendy has appeared frequently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Ritz Carlton Hotel, La Panetière; Yale University, the Glen Arbor Golf Club, the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, The John F Kennedy Memorial Library in Boston, The Ocean Cliff in Newport, Rhode Island and many other leading locations throughout Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and beyond.

What the clients are saying:

"Thank you for bringing your beautiful music to grace Elisa and Rick's wedding. It leant just the fairy tale quality and intimacy that they had wished for on that special day. How wonderful for all of us that you could share your immense talent." Mrs. W, Westport, CT

"Once again you add magic to our celebrations. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts." Ms. K - Jewish Family Congregation, Westchester, NY

"Thank you so much for the wonderful music at the Hallmark Tea. Your selection was great, as was your execution. We shall be calling upon you again." Ms. L, Trumbull, CT

What the critics are saying:

"first-rate" The New York Times

"The playing by Ms. Kerner was extremely musical throughout; it was bright and refreshing, mature and imaginative, and full of life." Westport News

“Kerner has retained two of the qualities she demonstrated at an early age: her almost instinctive love for the instrument and her determination to do it justice as a performer… “ Stamford Advocate

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11 Reviews for Wendy Kerner, Harpist

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    Sheila · Married on 06/23/2018

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    Wendy Kerner is an exceptionally talented Harpist. She and flutist, Mary did an amazing job for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. We are still receiving compliments from our guests on how beautiful and elegant the music was. Wendy is so professional, easy to work with and price point that was very fare. We would highly recommend Wendy Kerner.

    Sent on 07/10/2018
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    I hired Wendy to play at my ceremony and cocktail hour. All I am going to say is that she is phenomenon. Wendy is so organized, professional and of course an incredible harpist. Wendy suggested and offered many music choices for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From the beginning of hiring Wendy to after the wedding, everything was perfect. Wendy is truly an amazing harpist. My guests loved the music. It really really added such an elegant touch to the ceremony and cocktail hour. Wendy played many different types of music which we all enjoyed very much. I could not be happier that I had chosen Wendy. I chose Wendy when I was planning my wedding because of the great reviews everyone left for her. I am writing this review hoping to help those of you who are looking for an amazing and professional harpist to play at your wedding or any other occasions, Wendy is going to be perfect for you.

    Stella

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    Kristina · Married on 11/14/2015

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    Wendy was an absolute pleasure to work with. I had the tough job of finding music for my mother's memorial celebration. It was such an emotional time having just lost my mother so working with someone as seamless and effortless as Wendy was just amazing. It was a huge weight off my shoulders knowing Wendy had experience with memorials and was just an absolute pro. She responded within the hour to any questions, the contract was simple to execute, she was prompt and very self sufficient at the event itself. And that doesn't even cover the beautiful effect her music had on the event. It was just lovely. Wendy was a star!

    Sent on 07/24/2018

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Wendy Kerner, Harpist FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 400.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Brass - Trio, Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, Soloist / Vocalist
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7+
  • What instruments does your group play? Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Violin, Winds
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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    2035540267 (Phone number)

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