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Asni the Harper performs and improvises on medieval, renaissance and baroque harps. Her performing career has taken her all across Europe and the US, New Zealand and Australia.

Asni is Artist Teacher for historical harps at Victoria University Wellington. She also teaches privately from her home in Featherston, Wairarapa.

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Asni is available for recordings and session work. She is a versatile improviser, and has a home recording studio available to write and mix her own tracks. She is particularly interested in movie, video and game soundtrack work.

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Asni the Harper is available to perform at weddings and private functions in the Wairarapa and Wellington region, and will consider travelling further abroad if adequate remuneration is offered and all expenses covered.

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Currently, Asni the Harper does not perform publicly on stage. But please feel free to email her if you wish to discuss any stage performance projects.

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Asni holds a M.A. cum laude in music theory and history from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her research into the history of her instrument has been published in several scholarly journals. She is keen to share her profound knowledge of European music history and theory, as well as her experiences as a music professional with an international background.

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TO AVOID A COMMON MISUNDERSTANDING:

Asni is a highly skilled and qualified music professional with a well established international reputation in her field. As such, she will expect professional remuneration for any music and performance related projects.

Hourly rates range from NZ $ 150 for background music or repertory pieces. The minimum fee for events on the South Island is NZ $ 800, plus travel expenses including a ferry return ticket for a car, and car mileage, as well as at least one night's accomodation. If you wish to discuss performances overseas, she will consider fees of Euro 1000 (or equivalent) and above, plus accomodation and a reasonable portion of the travel expenses.

Asni is quite famous enough, thank you very much, and does not require any further "exposure" — unless you can offer her a spot on the soundtrack for "The Hobbit" (and then you can probably pay). She is not a charity, either.

Please do not waste your or her time with an enquiry, if you are not able or prepared to offer adequate professional remuneration for her work.