Private events
Ensemble cousineau

It may not appear so at first, but the concert harp is in fact a highly portable instrument! Flute and harp is therefore an ideal combination for weddings, background music and private concerts, for example after dinner, and particularly where there is no room for a piano.


Helen and Martina enjoy playing for all kinds of events and functions. This is an enthusiasm Helen has brought over from England - prior to taking up an orchestral position in Germany, for over five years she performed regularly in all the best private venues in London. These include Claridges, the Ritz, the Savoy, the Conaught, the Dorchester, Kensington Palace, the Café de Paris, Café Royal, Harrods, HM Treasury, the House of Lords, St James’s Palace and on board the QE2 cruise ship.


We tailor our repertoire to suit your event, and can offer a wide range of music across the classical and cocktail / dinner jazz spectrum. You are also welcome to come and see us for a free, no-obligations consultation to hear us play and discuss what music would be good for you. These consultations take place at Helen’s home in Munich (a harp is portable, but it’s not that portable).

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Are you getting married?
CONGRATULATIONS!
Here’s a few wedding music tips!
  1. -Make sure your musicians will include enough cheerful music - two hours of baroque slow movements, no matter how beautiful the music, nor how elegant the context, will make your guests want to hang themselves.


  1. -If your musicians are telling you that a particular piece of music won’t work very well on their instruments, listen to them. Ask them what they would suggest instead. If you haven’t heard of any of it, don’t be shy in asking for a demo CD or short consultation.


  1. -Please warn your musicians in advance if you are thinking of having them play outside!


  1. -Make sure your contract covers cancellation policy (on both sides), bad weather (if playing outside), and what will happen should you be running late.


  1. -Your musicians will appreciate food, parking and enough space to perform in. Equally, good wedding musicians will appreciate that the day is your wedding, not their concert. We are friendly, flexible, perform with a smile and do our best to add to your enjoyment of your day.