Erika the Harpist
Erika has worked as a musician and composer for over twenty years. Her experience as a solo harpist, a member of various ensembles and folk bands, and her graduate studies in Film Scoring and Music Technology at New York University give her a diverse and rich musical background. Erika has worked as a music director for various theatre companies and festivals in NY and NJ, and is a seasoned renaissance faire and folk festival performer. She also performs at weddings and private events.
As a harpist, Erika specializes in Celtic folk music, Renaissance/early music, and film and video game scores. Erika's original compositions pull from all those styles, along with her own unique touch that has been described as "otherworldly. Erika strives to portray the human experience through music in a way that is authentic, raw, and emotive. She infuses her music with her love of storytelling, and has an extensive costume wardrobe for an array of periods and styles, including medieval, renaissance, fantasy, faerie, sci-fi, Victorian and more. Some past and present clients include: The New York Renaissance Faire, The CT Renaissance Faire, The Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire (CT) The Stockwood Renaissance Faire (NY), the Robin Hood's Faire (CT), the Actor's Shakespeare Company (CT), A Night at Niblo's Garden (NY) by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and Dickens Christmas events at various shopping centers and corporate parties.
Last updated on July 6, 2023.