Make your special event memorable.
From birthday, anniversary, and holiday celebrations to art exhibits and club banquets… all occasions are enhanced by the addition of live music.
Nicolas will support you by answering your questions and concerns in advance, as well as providing suggestions based on years of experience performing at hundreds of events. Depending the event, the mood you are wanting to create, and your budget, Nicolas will help you determine if solo harp or a trio or other ensemble is a best fit you’re your event.
Nicolas plays the Paraguayan harp, an instrument people don’t see every day! The harp is beautiful to look at and guests will be enchanted by the music.
The instrument itself is a work of art and provides immediate visual appeal – it stands about 5 feet tall, has 36 strings and features ornate carvings that were uniquely, hand-carved by artisans. In addition, the Paraguayan harp has a distinctive sound that offers amazing versatility. The range of musical possibilities is similar to the melodic range of a piano. In addition to playing gentle, soothing harp melodies you may have heard on other harps, the Paraguayan harp was designed to also play festive and energetic melodies. In fact, in Paraguay harp music is often accompanied by dance.
Nicolas has played harp professionally since 1991 and has developed an acute sensitivity to select music that appeals to various audiences. Whether performing solo harp or with an ensemble, Nicolas has a vast repertoire including traditional music from Latin America, classic and popular melodies, and many original compositions in a variety of styles. Nicolas learns by ear and plays from memory without the clutter of a music stand and sheet music. If you would like Nicolas to learn specific songs for your event it is best to send a CD or sound file a few weeks in advance.
Nicolas plays for small intimate gatherings of just a few people to large events with thousands of people. Sound equipment is brought along for extra amplification when needed and volumes will be maintained at a level that is appropriate for the event (background music should allow for conversation and a spotlight performance should fill the space). We understand the music should create and support the mood and atmosphere of your event.
You can count on Nicolas to help you to create a successful event that everyone will appreciate and enjoy!
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