Few musical instruments approach the grace and elegance of the harp. Its angelic and distinctive sound offers a sublime accompaniment to any event. Played by the right musician, a harp evokes an array of emotions. Learn more about Northern Virginia Harpist Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, performing and teaching in the Washington DC metropolitan area, including Maryland and Virginia.
Melissa Tardiff Dvorak
Melissa was a fantastic addition to our April wedding!
She plays beautifully!! She was very flexible when we had to move our outdoor wedding indoors due to a late snow. She was able to play every song that I asked her to and really made our wedding so special. Thank you Melissa!!
"Fantasie for Violin and Harp Op.124, performed elegantly and passionately by violinist Leonid Sushansky and harpist Melissa Dvorak...
I don’t mean to harp on this-but we rarely get to hear these two instruments ‘dueting’ and I hope that more composers would write more compositions for these two instruments to perform together, and I hope that these two incredible musicians will have the opportunity to premiere these new works."
DC Metro Theater Arts, February 19, 2017
Melissa was so easy to work with and played so beautiful. We had emails back and forth prior to the wedding coming up and a phone call a few weeks before. She was able to play exactly what I wanted and had great suggestions to make our day perfect. We had her play for our Ceremony and cocktail hour along with a violist and her alone at our reception dinner. We had so many people complement our choice of hiring a harpist, she played something for everyone. I highly recommend her for any event you may have.
Melissa's mastery of the harp filled the air with melodious music...
...for the bride to walk down the aisle in the beautiful outdoor setting at Rockwood Manor. Melissa and the cellist played beautifully together creating a relaxing, elegant, and fairytale wedding. We had many compliments from the guests on the wonderful music. In addition to her skills as a harpist, she was wonderful to work with. She worked with us to recommend a cellist to accompany her, create our special list of songs, and learned new music to play with an accordionist for the transition to the next part of the reception. As it rained the day of the wedding, we were worried if she would still be able to play outdoors (water/moisture is not good for the harp and cello). Luckily the sky cleared in time and they setup under the tent where it remained dry. After the ceremony they moved to the gazebo and continued playing for the 1st half of the outdoor reception. Her duet with the accordionist was a real treat. She is very professional and a delight to work with.
Wonderful musician, very flexible and extremely easy to work with...
...throughout the planning process! We left it up to Melissa to choose the selections for my daughters wedding reception and we could not have been more pleased! Through her talents and that of the flutist who joined her, the combination was well received by all of our guests and to this day, we are hearing more positive comments about these fine women! The atmosphere in the room, while the harp was playing, was so well balanced, with the music to assist in the calm feeling during cocktail hour and dinner. I look forward to the opportunity to have Melissa play for us again in the future!
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