Professional harpist based in Birmingham, UK. Vera provides a perfect musical accompaniment for weddings, functions, parties and other such events. The beautiful tone of Vera's harp will add an elegant and sophisticated touch to any event. She has a wide range of repertoire to offer, including All Time Favourite Classical, Romantic and Jazz choices.
Vera also passes on her knowledge to other harpists through the private lessons and at the Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department.
Vera started playing the harp when she was 12-years old in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her teacher was Bella Oganyan. In 2002, Vera entered the harp class of the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky College of Music as a full-time student under the guidance of Irina Donskaya, and later continued her studies in the St. Petersburg Rimisky-Korsakov Conservatory in 2006.
In 2008 she decided to continue her study in the UK entering a Bachelor course in the Birmingham Conservatory with Catherine White and graduated in 2012.
Vera gained a lot of experience during the studies, performing at the numerous master-classes with Skaila Kanga, Katherine Thomas, Jana Bouskova, Isabelle Perrin, Gabriella Dall'Olio, Park Stickney and other renowned harpists.
She took part in a number of competitions throughout her career, such as the Vera Dulova IV Harp Festival in Moscow (2005), the North Wales Camac Harp Festival (2010) and the North London Camac Harp Competition (2011). Vera won the first prize of Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Competition in 2012 and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society Prize in 2012.
Vera performed and keeps performing with a large number of orchestras and the UK including CBSO (within the CBSO Training Scheme), Birmingham Philarmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Winds, Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra, Birmingham Festival Orchestra, Queens Park Sinfonia and Birmingham Schools Concert Orchestra.
Vera is an experienced harpist and frequently performs at weddings, as well as performing academic music with various chamber groups, orchestras and solo.
A repertoire list is available via the link below. If there is a specific piece you would like and it is not visible please contact me prior to the booking so this can be arranged.
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. So many people commented on how lovely your playing was, and how it really added to the atmosphere on the day. Were so please with the whole day."
"Thank you for playing during the drinks reception for my wife's birthday at Ettington Park Hotel on Sunday. You added so much to the atmosphere and I was so glad you could take the engagement."
Very professional, organised and a pleasure to work with. Vera played for our drinks reception and highly recommend"
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