Adding a true sense of refinement and sophistication to every event, Isabella Asbjørnsen is one of the most skilful harpists in the United Kingdom today. Demonstrating her virtuoso skills for audiences to enjoy, Isabella has become a sought-after performer indeed. First introduced to the soothing sounds of the harp at age twelve, Isabella quickly began to master the instrument. Soon after, she received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Purcell School of Music. Building further upon her classical training, she went on to attend the Royal College of Music, laying the foundations for a stellar career as a professional harpist. Isabella’s passion for the harp soon saw her become a rising star in the entertainment world.
Enjoying success as a harpist for hire, her mastery of the instrument led her to tour the country alongside various orchestras, ensembles and musical acts. Perhaps most impressively, she has stood before royalty numerous times, performing for the Queen and several other members of the British royal family. At the same time, her act has proven incredibly popular with the listening public, affording her success performing for corporate events and as a wedding harpist.
Performing to audiences of all shapes and sizes, Isabella’s performance pedigree is unmatched. She has performed at a dizzying array of notable venues, including features at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Savoy, Westminster Abbey, Oslo Opera House, Grosvenor House, Eltham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Syon Hall, The Rudulfinum and The Banqueting House. In musical terms, Isabella’s repertoire includes a magnificent mix of classical, jazz and pop numbers. Performing an act that appeals to young and old, her performances have been known to feature songs such as Bach’s Air on a G String, Venditti’s Alta Marea and Debussy’s Arabesque No.1.
In addition, Isabella has put her own fascinating twist on many modern compositions, including OneRepublic’s All I Need, Gary Barlow’s A Million Love Songs and Imagine Dragons’ Believer. Isabella’s incredible success has also seen her performances featured in the world of television broadcasting, performing alongside the likes of Florence and the Machine and Dizzee Rascal. As a result, she has made appearances at the 2010 BRIT Awards and on BBC1. Isabella Asbjørnsen is without a doubt one of the most exciting harpists in the country today. Combining her fresh musical perspective with her mastery of her chosen instrument, she is the perfect booking for a wide array of events.