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!
Nadia is a fantastic harpist. We were lucky to have discovered her and she was available for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on 10/10/15. Her music is classy and sophisticated and I loved that she had a lengthy list of diverse songs to choose from. I would highly recommend Nadia for any function one may have. Ogreta Johnson
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.