Amanda Whiting - Harpist
Harp music for weddings, private and corporate events across the UK.
Amanda is one of the most exciting young harpists in Britain today. Her lively character and versatility as a musician result in her being in great demand…
Based in Wales, home of the harp and famous world wide for harp music, Amanda is available to provide beautiful harp music for your function.
Amanda is one of the most exciting young harpists in Britain today. Her lively character and versatility as a musician result in her being in great demand.
Amanda was born in Cardiff and began studying the harp at the age of six. She furthered her studies at Wells Cathedral Music School where she was the first harpist to obtain a scholarship as a specialist musician. In 1995, she was a National Eisteddfod winner and a recipient of the Nansi Richards Scholarship. Her studies continued at Cardiff University with Caryl Thomas where Amanda gained her BMus Hons Degree and LRSM.
Amanda has appeared on British, Japanese and Sky television, played on various cruise ships and has performed for HRH Prince of Wales, Reverend Desmond Tutu and the Archbishop of Canterbury. She was accepted on to the late Lord Menuhin's scheme 'Live Music Now!' in March 2000 and made her debut at the Purcell Rooms, London in 2002 and St Davids Hall, Cardiff, with Joanne Thomas in January 2003.
In 2004 she supported jazz artist Jamie Cullum where she was spotted by pop icon Dannii Minogue. In September 2006 Dannii invited Amanda to arrange and record her Christmas single 'I'll be home Home for Christmas', which will be released in Australia.
Amanda is at home playing a vast range of music - including traditional, classical, jazz or pop and is currently the resident harpist for The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales where they are holding the Ryder Cup in 2010 as well as the televised All*Ryder Cup.
Just a quick thank you for playing so beautifully at the wedding (especially Daisy Daisy). You truly help set the atmosphere we desired. Everybody commented on how lovely you played. - Jessica and Tomos
You really made the night for us with your musical talent. Half the time I was stood there in awe at how simple you made it look and people constantly kept saying to me “but the harp is the hardest
instrument to play - how does she do it?” you really were fantastic. I really cannot thank you enough. You made our night and I will always be grateful for that. - Oli and Lucy
I loved the CD and I can’t stop listening to it! - Dannii Minogue
The music was just beautiful and so many people remarked on how much they enjoyed it. The two Registrar's said afterwards how much of a pleasure it was to go to a wedding with a harpist rather than having to listen to CDs on a portable CD player. A number of people also remarked on how nicely you dressed. - Mike and Julie