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 Wind Youth Orchestra. In 2009, she performed in Carnegie Hall 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 Talents and on CUNY TV’s “Study With The Best”, and she was more recently featured on the World News Now segment for ABC News. Emily has worked with composers and recorded original compositions such as “A Life: Lived” and “Greenland”. She regularly performs for weddings, dinner parties, baby showers, church functions, bridal showers, cocktail hours, and other special events.
Katharine began playing professionally in her first year of college. At Molloy, she entertained at many events including Presidential Dinners and Christmas parties as well as accompanying the Molloy College Choir and Community Orchestra. Katharine performs at all types of functions. Her specialties include weddings, cocktail hours, memorials, birthday parties, holiday parties, grand openings and more. Harp glissandos seem to make each of these events that much more special.
Weddings are a particular favorite and specialty of Katharine’s. “I love being part of such wonderful events. The bride is radiant, everyone smiles, and incorporating the majestic sounds of a concert grand harp adds so much more to these great events!”