harpist harpist  /ˈhɑr pɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who plays the harp

Usage(s):

  1. For a man who had come all the way from Europe to play one Manhattan concert, Harpist Nicanor Zabaleta had cause to be disheartened.
  2. The Vienna Philharmonic was all male until 1997, when under the pressure of popular opinion it finally hired a female harpist.
  3. His ten playersnine men and a girl harpistare proficient at making every conceivable noise capable of emerging from a human larynx.

News

  1. Five questions for June 12, 2013: Elizabeth Huntley

    Local harpist, Elizabeth Huntley, is in big demand these days at weddings, parties, corporate functions, theatrical shows, school performances, with her music ranging from classical to popular songs. A graduate of Union College, Huntley holds Master’s Degrees from Boston University and from the New England Conservatory of Music. Currently she’s the principal harpist with the Glens Falls Symphony ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

  2. Digital Dose: New classical discs feature music by Aronson, Messiaen, Rindfleisch and others

    The classical edition of Digital Dose for June features new recordings by Cleveland Orchestra cellist Brian Thornton, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, and soprano Tony Arnold.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer

  3. Brandee Younger: Taxidermy, Two-Headed Skeletons And Jazz Harp

    Among the vestment racks, satchel purveyors and art galleries of New York's SoHo neighborhood lies a small merchant which peddles preserved insects, skulls, bones and other geological findings. Unnerved — well, mostly — the improvising harpist generates a Caribbean bounce amid the glass cases.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. Catrin said, "When I was five, my mother took me to listen to Marisa Robles, the Spanish harpist, in concert in Lampeter, which was free for children. Had it not been free, I doubt if my mother would have taken all three of us. That's when I decided...
    on Oct 20, 2004 By: Catrin Finch Source: ic Wales

  2. "We have three harpists, I'm the first, my wife is the second and in the premiere there was a German harpist," explains Oppermann. "But in İstanbul it will be a Turkish harpist, Meriç, from İstanbul University. This will be the second...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Rüdiger Oppermann Source: Today's Zaman

  3. Prince Charles told the crowd: "It was six years ago that I managed to revive the position of harpist of the prince of Wales. My intention was to honour the great tradition of music-making with the harp in this country. I also wanted to enhance the...
    on Jul 5, 2006 By: Prince Charles Source: BBC News

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