I will do my best to make your event as unique as you are. You can be sure that you will have a wonderful experience from start to finish. Classically trained, I studied at the Musikhochschule in Vienna, Austria after completing my Bachelor's Degree of Music at Valdosta State University. I am an experienced, professional and seasoned performer and have been playing professionally since 1997. I am fully insured, which some venues require. I have personal general liability coverage as well as instrument and equipment coverage.
“HARPIST ERICA MESSER COMBINES CLASSICAL PROWESS AND POPULAR MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS IN PERFORMANCES BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND BOUNDARY PUSHING. THE TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA NATIVE, NOW TRANSPLANTED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, LENDS HER CONSIDERABLE TALENT TO TRANSFORMING HOW THE HARP IS SEEN AND HEARD. CLASSICALLY TRAINED, ERICA STUDIED AT THE MUSIKHOCHSCHULE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA AFTER COMPLETING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OF MUSIC AT VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY. SHE IS AN EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL AND SEASONED HARPIST AND SINGER AND HAS BEEN PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY SINCE 1997. ERICA IS FULLY INSURED, WHICH SOME VENUES REQUIRE.”
Wedding Packages and Hourly Rates
Many couples prefer classical instrumental music at their ceremony and pop/standard cover songs at their cocktail hour.
Includes: 15 minutes of Prelude music (while guests arrive), Bridal Party Processional, Bridal Entrance, Ceremony music (candle lighting, knot tying) and Recessional (exit) Music, and 15 minutes of postlude music while guests exit venue.
Above package and one hour of cocktail hour/social hour music following the Ceremony. A harp will be set up in each location.
Standard package and two hours of reception music. A harp will be set up in each location.
Included in all performances are:
-A customized song list
-Your choice of instrumental harp, and/or harp and vocals. Essentially, you are getting two musicians in one at no additional fees.
-A Sound system, if necessary (sometimes an emcee/DJ/venue has one to use)
-Unlimited consultation with me
-Your choice of harp
-General liability coverage as well as instrument and equipment coverage.
*A contract and deposit are required to book any event.
Most requested songs:
Stay With Me, Sam Smith
Firework, Katy Peri
A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
I'm Yours, Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Marry You, Bruno Mars
La Vie en Rose, Edith Piaf
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
Over the Rainbow, Judy Garland
I Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis
Here Comes The Sun, The Beatles
Across The Universe, The Beatles
Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan
House Of The Rising Sun, The Animals
Let It Be, The Beatles
Hey Jude, The Beatles
Blowing In The Wind, Bob Dylan
Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac
Time after time, Cyndi Lauper
Yesterday, The Beatles
Eight Days a Week, The Beatles
I Won't Back Down, Tom Petty
Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Make You Feel My Love, Adele
Sway, Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon, Frank Sinatra
Pachelbel, Canon in D
Wagner, Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Amazing Grace, Trad. American
Ave Maria, Schubert
Bridal Chorus, Wagner
Clair de Lune, Debussy
Für Elise, Beethoven
Ground in F, Purcell
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, J.S. Bach
Ode to Joy, Beethoven
Oh Perfect Love, anon.
Prelude in C, J.S. Bach
Spring (from the Four Seasons), Vivaldi
Theme from 'The Moldau', Smetana
Wachet Auf, J.S. Bach
Wedding March, Mendelssohn
And many more! Have a favorite song? I will learn it for you if I don't know it.
Regular clients include:
Sunrise Senior Living
Palo Alto Commons
Thomas Fogerty Winery
Mountain Terrace Winery
Westin St. Francis
Meritage Resort, Napa
Willow Heights Mansion