Cape Town Harpist Jana van der Walt regularly performs at weddings and functions in and around Cape Town and the Western Cape. Catering for any event, she has also performed at receptions, banquets, birthdays, dinners, launches, funerals and some other customised events by clients.
Music has always been a part of Jana’s life through different platforms. She has been playing the harp for 17 years and it is her biggest passion in life. She commenced her music career at the age of six, and has participated in various competitions and music collaborations nationally and internationally through piano, harp and singing. She has done many of her own compositions and arrangements and love exploring with different genres of music.
An active orchestral harpist, Jana has performed with the South African National Youth Wind Orchestra, South African National Symphony Orchestra, Free State Symphony Orchestra, Stellenbosch University Symphony Orchestra, Stellenbosch Camarata, the Stuttgart Academic Orchestra (Germany), KOMPOS and Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also the harpist of the MIAGI Orchestra which regularly represents South Africa in Europe at some of the best music halls and conservatoriums in the world.
Jana collaborates with different musicians and offers different ensemble options for events (i.e. with classical guitar/vocal/cello). At events, she performs her own compositions and improvises to provide more flexibility to support the ambience of the event. She does however also have a long list of songs that she can cover and regularly composes/customises music to a client’s specific needs.
Click on any of the videos on the gallery on this page to listen to her music. The beautiful, melodic sounds of the harp will add another dimension to any wedding or event.