Maria Noakes CV


Thank you for visiting my web site. I hope that the following details will be of interest to you, and that as a consequence I might soon be able to assist you with the supply of music at your forthcoming function. I would please ask that if you have a firm date in mind, that you make contact as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

I am a professional musician, having studied at London's premier music college, the Royal College of Music for a total of eight years. I graduated with a II - I in Performing Arts, In addition winning a concerto prize in my final year.

Whilst working as a freelance soloist, I continue to enjoy all aspects of musical performance. I have played for theatre, session recording, and within chamber ensembles. Performances include the Purcell Room on London's South Bank, music festivals and further notable venues. I have enjoyed Long term residencies within luxury hotels, notably The Ritz, Landmark, Intercontinental and Four Seasons on Park Lane.

Whilst Classically trained, I remain abreast of current music. I can therefore perform a wide range of music from the classical, West End Show hits, popular ballads, and music from the charts. In addition, should you have a particular request, score can usually be purchased and performed, given a little notice.

I am equally at home, performing to a small intimate gathering, dinner party, wedding, corporate function, to the grandest occasion. Some of my more prestigious events that I have played at include :

Pop music mogul Simon Cowell’s 50 th Birthday party at Wrotham Park

ITV 50 th centenary dinner with many celebrities and in the
presence of HM the Queen and HRH Prince Phillip

The wedding of Troy Corsa the World Super Bike Champion

The wedding of Ashley and Cheryl Cole

HM the Queen and HRH Prince Phillip at The Royal Pavilion Brighton

I consider my visual image to be of great importance, and will endeavour to dress to suit your occasion. If you have a specific colour scheme I will match or harmonise as directed.

Please note that in addition to the Harp, I also perform the flute. This can often provide an important contrast by switching between instruments, for example to announce the arrival of the Bride.

With regard to fee's, these obviously vary tremendously according to performance times and location. I strive to remain competitive and I am willing to travel. I am not VAT registered and therefore all fees quoted are inclusive. A deposit is required to confirm a booking.

I hope that the above will have answered many of your questions. Please continue to browse through my web site for details of my more popular repertoire. Experience has shown me that many of my clients enjoy the broader spectrum of music I perform, as opposed to purely classical content. However, please be assured that I would welcome your telephone call, as I believe it to be essential to discuss personally your individual requirements, in order that I might enhance your function as you would wish.

Finally, thank you once again for visiting my web site.

Maria Noakes.

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