For nearly 20 years, Sylvia LaPratt has been performing Harp for weddings, receptions, orchestras, symphonies, theatrical performances, recitals, and many other events. She completed a university degree in Harp Performance and Music Education at the Zürich Hochschule für Musik und Theatre in her native Switzerland.
Her repertoire includes classical, popular, and religious music suited perfectly for weddings and receptions. She has performed harp music in Switzerland, Germany, Cuba, Venezuela, Japan, Korea, Spain, Belgium, France, and the U.S.A. Sylvia has played Harp for weddings both indoors and outdoors and has been featured performing Harp on Swiss television. She has been interviewed on Detroit's WRCJ 90.9 FM.
In addition to being an accomplished Harpist, Sylvia is also an extraordinary singer. She has toured with international choirs to over a dozen countries on four continents. Sylvia was the soprano soloist in Mozart's Great C Minor Mass at the national symposium of sacred choral music in Indonesia. In 2012, Sylvia completed her Masters in Music degree from Wayne State University in Detroit where she studied voice and harp. In 2015 she was the harp soloist for Dearborn's Holiday Choral Festival featuring Britten's Ceremony of Carols.
Sylvia has toured to nearly 100 schools throughout the U.S.A. as a guest music teacher sharing her native Swiss music with students of all ages. Since September 2006, Sylvia has been a full-time elementary music teacher in Lincoln Park Public Schools near Detroit, Michigan and currently in Huron Valley Schools near Milford, Michigan. Prior to moving to the U.S.A. in 2005 Sylvia taught harp and clarinet students for almost seven years.
Wed in July 2006, Sylvia knows the excitement and stress that can consume a beautiful marriage ceremony. Sylvia will bring a compassionate beauty to any celebration.
Invite Sylvia to be a part of your international ceremony or event!
Sylvia speaks five languages fluently (Swiss German, English, Polish, French, and German) and can also communicate well in Russian and Spanish.