Nadia was such a pleasure to work with! She was very responsive via email and was amazing to accommodate all my song choices! I'm jealous that my guests got to enjoy her for longer than I did!

Leah, Event Date: 10/03/2015


Nadia Pessoa is an award-winning wedding harpist in Washington D.C. and one of the area's most in-demand musicians. Named Best of The Knot in 2013, she has been featured in WedLuxe, Washingtonian, The Knot's Real Weddings Magazine, Capitol Romance, and in an episode of "My Fair Wedding" starring celebrity planner David Tutera.

Known for her distinctive sound and her ability to seamlessly switch between classical and pop & contemporary songs, Nadia regularly performs at distinguished venues including the St. Regis Hotel, The Mansion at Strathmore, Mount Vernon, The Kennedy Center, The Mayflower, and the Willard Hotel.

With over 25 years of experience and a unique attention to detail, she takes great pride in handling each ceremony with creative and thoughtful attention. From solo harp to a combination of flute, harp, and strings, Nadia can customize a musical program to accommodate any size of event and budget. For more information, call 703.899.9976.

More about Nadia 

Nadia is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Michigan, two of the nation's most prestigious music programs. She has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Brazil, entertaining audiences at leading venues including NYC's Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Biltmore Hotel in Miami, the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music Center, the State Department, and the White House.

A few of the notable guests she has performed for include: First Lady Michelle Obama, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, Madeleine Albright, Martha Stewart, Brad Pitt, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Douglas, Matthew Morrison from "Glee," Coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens, Chef José Andrés, Joshua Bell, Michelle Kwan, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Nadia has worked with a number of celebrity wedding planners including Tiffany Cook from Dream Design and the show "Platinum Weddings" and David Tutera.

She served as harpist for the 2013 White House Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center, where she performed on stage with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

Ms. Pessoa can be heard on the Grammy Award-Winning recording of William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and Experience, under the direction of Leonard Slatkin ("Best Classical Album" in 2005), and frequently performs locally with the National Gallery of Art Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, and many other ensembles.

As part of her commitment to her clients, will personally work with you on designing a ceremony program that's unique and memorable. Whether your program calls for traditional wedding songs, or pop songs, her versatility as a performer means that your ceremony music will be in the hands of an experienced, trusted professional.

Contact her today for a personalized quote based on your event details.


Musician - Frequently Asked Questions
What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Harp, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

61 Reviews

User2062767, Event Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 4.5

Nadia was my first experience with a harpist and I was thoroughly pleased with her entire performance and dealing with her altogether. A great person and a beautiful harpist. She will be reserved for any other company function that we may have if a harpist is needed and I will make sure to refer her to anyone that will need a harpist. The experience was absolutely great.

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