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Annette Bjorling

Harp from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$300 - $500 per event
Annette Bjorling is an experienced and versatile harpist, striving to make your special occasion even more special.

Annette's repertoire for solo harp or ensembles includes many tunes from Broadway and Pop, as well as Jazz standards.
Classical music reaches from Renaissance and Baroque masters to French impressionists, and modern compositions. Included are wedding favorites like "Here comes the Bride", Pachelbel's "Canon in D" or Schubert's and Bach/Gounod's "Ave Maria".

One of Annette's specialties is klezmer music, and various styles of East European and Mediterranean ethnic music. She also plays Celtic traditional tunes, other central European music, as well as originals and improvisation.

She is always happy to answer to special request in any of those styles above, or another musical style of your liking.

Annette Bjorling performs on an unique instrument, a custom made carbone-fiber lever harp by the luthier John Dorman (Alberta, Leduc, Canada). This instrument has a beautiful, strong and carrying sound, and is suitable for most situations, outdoors as well as indoors.
(Pictures and sound examples are available on her website - or via email.)

Annette is a member of several performing groups such as Chicago-based Duo Controverso with clarinetist Kurt Bjorling, and the ensemble Myridián. Annette has performed and taught at international music festivals and harp conferences in Europe and North America. Annette recorded CDs as soloist and with various ensembles. She is teaching private harp lessons at her studio in Evanston, IL.


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I hired Annette for my daughters wedding. She was very accomodating and professional. I received many compliments on the music for the ceremony. She went above and beyond and learned new pieces that we requested. I would definately hire her again!

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Annette was wonderful and made my special day so much more so. She was extremly easy to work with. She will learn songs and did Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer for me,how great is that! Her classical pieces were wonderful as well. You can't go wrong with choosing her.

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Annette was very polite, professional, arrived early and set up her harp asked if we had any instructions and was very discreet you didn't know she was there till she was in place and playing ,very nice on a hectic day !!

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2016
Dec
10
Wedding
Chicago, IL
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Jun
17
Wedding Ceremony
New Lenox, IL
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Nov
17
Grand Opening
Byron, IL
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
18
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2016
Aug
20
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Charles, IL
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Jul
24
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Apr
22
Wedding Ceremony
Galena, IL
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2015
Sep
4
Memorial Service
Chicago, IL
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ain't Misbehaving
Fats Waller
Alone
Nacio Herb Brown
Anniversary Waltz
Josef Ivanovici
Anything You Can Do
Irving Berlin
Autum Leaves
Joseph Kosma
As Time Goes By
Herman Hupfeld
At Last
Etta James
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Blues
various composers
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington
Violin
Harp
World Music Guitar
40's Hits Keyboards
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Jazz Saxophone
Folk Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
80's Hits Acoustic Guitar
50's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Annette Bjorling will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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