Emily Hopkins

Emily Hopkins began studying harp at the age of 8 under harpist Jeanne Fintz-Goldstein of Long Island. Emily has since participated in various orchestras such as the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, C.W. Post Orchestra, Hunter College Symphony, and the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra. In 2009, she performed in Carnegie Hall for the first time under the direction of Phil Preddice, and in 2012 she became a member of Music Under New York. In 2015, she graduated from Hunter College under the instruction of harpist and composer Alyssa Reit with a double major in Music Performance and Media Studies. Emily has been featured in the New York Post, on WQXR Classical Radio, in Kurt Boone's book Subway Beats , on CUNY TV's "Study With The Best", and on the World News Now segment for ABC News. She has worked with singers, dancers, and composers in recording original compositions such as "A Life: Lived" and "Greenland", and she has performed for Resorts World Casino, Pop Up New York, and Turnstyle Underground Market. Emily uses both her black Salvi acoustic pedal harp and her blue Camac electroacoustic pedal harp for music therapy, orchestral work, theatre productions, wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, baby showers, church functions, and other special events.

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Sonata in C Minor - S.G Dussek
Fantaisie Introduction - M. Grandjany
WQXR Classical Commute Interview - aired 7/27/15
Greenland - Erik T. Lawson





Emily plays a wide range of classical/modern pieces, including songs such as:

Tale as Old as Time from Disney's Beauty and the Beast
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire by The Ink Spots
The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Stairway to Heaven (of course!) by Led Zeppelin
Sprout and the Bean by Joanna Newsom
Mia & Sebastian's Theme from La La Land
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music
Song of Storms from The Legend of Zelda
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
I'm Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Today by The Smashing Pumpkins
A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay
Angel of Mine by Monica
Differences by Ginuwine
Married Life from Disney's UP
Despacito by Justin Bieber
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Your Song by Elton John
Happy Together by The Turtles
Yesterday by The Beatles
Fields of Gold by Sting
Black Magic Woman by Santana
No Surprises by Radiohead
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Redbone by Childish Gambino
Location by Khalid

Have a favorite song in mind? Emily takes special requests!

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