Hello! My name is Kristen Elizabeth Hoyos, a professional harpist based out of the beautiful Tampa Bay area in Florida. I attended Howard W. Blake School of the Performing Arts and graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa.
I grew up in a family of musicians, so I learned to play the piano at a very early age. As I got older, I also learned the guitar, violin, and my favorite, the harp. Ever since I first plucked a string of the concert grand pedal harp, I was in love and have since then dedicated over 15 years to this enchanting instrument. I'm very passionate about music and my family; and I let that passion carry over to the people and events I play for - as you can read on my testimonials and reviews page.
I want to help you make your event a memorable one; contact me for a free quote and initial consultation on how I can bring unique and elegant entertainment to your special event in Tampa Bay!
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"Hello, this is a bride speaking and Kristen was the PERFECT choice for our wedding! I requested three specific classical songs from her, and she learned them all and played beautifully. The night before the wedding I had to re-arrange the music schedule somewhat (I'd never planned one of these things before haha) and she was completely calm, cheerful and made the changes without any trouble. She also played during the dinner hour; I requested that she just play classical songs off of her general repertoire during dinner and she did not disappoint! She knows tons of songs, and she created the exact vibe I was looking for--ethereal, classic and gorgeous. She was really friendly and flexible, very professional and incredibly easy to work with. I DEFINITELY recommend her to anyone looking for wedding music." – Laura, Wedding Ceremony Music and Reception Dinner