Harpist Camilla Pay
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Camilla Pay was born in 1979 and began playing the harp at the age of eight. She was a music scholar at the King’s School, Canterbury and was awarded an entrance scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she graduated with honours, on a Bachelor of music degree. There, she studied with acclaimed harpists, Skaila Kanga and Daphne Boden.

Presently, Camilla is enjoying a varied career as a freelance harpist; working with orchestras, chamber groups and solo. She has played principal harp in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed various concertos, including Mozart’s Harp and Flute Concerto in Canterbury Cathedral. She has given many solo recitals throughout Europe, including the World Harp Congress held in Prague and a performance at the European Harp Symposium in Amsterdam. She has been a performer on all three Fred Olsen Cruise Liners around Europe and Africa.

In 2002, television appearances included playing with Aled Jones for ITV and jazz/soul singer Natalie Cole on BBC’s Parkinson show. She was also a featured artist in a TV series, ‘Music in Mansions’. During 2003, she played live on BBC Radio London, in the Edinburgh fringe festival and accompanied soprano Hayley Westenra for a television show. She also recorded album tracks for Incognito and Morrissey.

Vastly experienced in the field of background music, Camilla enjoys showing the versatility of the harp with her wide repertoire, ranging from classical, through jazz, to pop. She has done functions for many top class hotels including, Claridges, The Landmark, The Dorchester and The Mandarin Oriental. During the past five years, she has also held long term residencies at the Grosvenor House Hotel and Park Lane Hilton, and currently harpist at the Langham Hilton.

Camilla is part of the Korros Ensemble, a unique and beautiful combination of flute, (Eliza Marshall) clarinet, (Nicholas Ellis) and harp. They have a busy recital schedule, which has included St. Martin-in-the-fields and Killaloe Cathedral in Ireland. Last year they embarked on a nation-wide project of educational workshops and concerts for children. More recently Channel 4 filmed Korros in concert for a TV series, to be aired later this year. Camilla and Eliza also play together as The Arion Duo, a successful and popular flute and harp duo.

Camilla has vast experience in playing as a wedding harpist, ranging from a ceremony in a windmill to 600 guests arriving at a Park Lane hotel. Her repertoire list is vast but can usually accommodate more unusual requests. Camilla is extremely popular as a wedding harpist.

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This is a sample repertoire for Camilla but is by no means definitive.

Wedding Harp Music 

Bach, J.S. – Air on a G string,

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,

Sheep may safely Graze

Beethoven – Ode to Joy

Clarke – Prince of Denmark’s March

Gounod/Bach – Ave Maria

Handel – Air and Minuet (from ‘The Water Music’)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,

Where E’er You Walk

Koven – O Promise Me

Martini – Plaisir D’Amour

Mendelsohn – Wedding March (from ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’),

O for the wings of a Dove

Pachelbel – Canon in D

Schubert – Ave Maria

Vivaldi – Spring, Autumn and Winter (from ‘The Four Seasons’)

Wagner – Bridal March (from ‘Lohengrin’)

Other Classical Music

Albinoni – Adagio in G minor

Beethoven – Minuet in G

Bizet – Habañera from Carmen

Boccherini – Menuet

Borodin – Polovetsian Dance

Debussy – 1st Arabesque,

Clair de Lune,

Girl with the Flaxen Hair,


Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakmé

Dvorák – Rusalka’s Song to the Moon

Einaudi – Le Onde

Elgar – Salut D’Amour

Fauré – Berceuse from ‘Dolly Suite’, Pavane, Sicilienne

Grieg - Morning from ‘Peer Gynt Suite’

Khatchaturian – Love Theme from ‘Spartacus’

MacDowell – To a Wild Rose

Massenet – Meditation de Thaïs

Mendelssohn – On Wings of Song

Offenbach – Bacarolle from ‘The Tales of Hoffman’

Puccini – O mio babbino caro, Nessun Dorma

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

Rubenstein – Melody in F

Saint-Saëns – Le Cygne

Satie – Gymnopédie No.’s 1, 2 & 3

Schumann – Träumerai

Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake Waltz, Sleeping Beauty

Waltz, Nutcracker Suite

Verdi – La Donna è Mobile


Amazing Grace


Lagan Love

Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

My love is like a red, red rose

The Ash Grove

Selection of Irish and Scottish jigs and reels

Selection of Welsh Airs

Film Music

Beauty and the Beast – Ashman

Cavatina from ‘The Deer Hunter’ – Myers

In Dreams (from Lord of the Rings) – Shore

Kiss from a Rose from ‘Batman Forever’ – Seal

Kissing you from Romeo and Juliet – Atack

Love is all around - Presley

Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’ – Rota

Moon River – Mancini

My Heart will go on from ‘Titanic’– Horner

She from ‘Notting Hill’– Aznavour

Somewhere in Time – Barry

The Heart Asks Pleasure (Theme from ‘The Piano’ ) – Nyman

The Way We Were – Hamlisch

The Way you look tonight - Kern

Theme from ‘Love Story’ – Lai

Theme from ‘BraveHeart’ – Horner

Theme from ‘On a Golden Pond’ – Grusin


Selections from:




Fiddler on the Roof

Jesus Christ Superstar

Les Miserables

Mamma Mia

Miss Saigon

Phantom of the Opera

Sound of Music

South Pacific

Starlight Express

Sunset Boulevard

West Side Story

Whistle down the wind


Popular Songs

Ain’t Misbehaving – Fats Waller

As Time Goes By – Hupfeld

Autumn Leaves – Kosma

Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man – Gershwin

Come away with Me – Norah Jones

Dream a little Dream of me – Schwandt

Ev’ry time we say Goodbye – Porter

Evergreen – Streisand

Feelings – Albert

Fields of Gold – Sting

Have I told you lately – Van Morrison

Hero – Mariah Carey

Over the Rainbow – Arlen

Send in the Clowns – Sondheim

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Summertime - Gershwin

Unchained Melody – North

You are the Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder

Your Song – Elton John



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