Susan Knapp Thomas, Harpist

A well-known and widely respected harpist recognized for her attentive playing, quick adaptability and musicianship, Susan Knapp Thomas has enjoyed an active performance career with orchestras in both the north and the south. Ms. Thomas is Principal Harpist for the Hartford Symphony, and for the Waterbury Symphony in Connecticut. In Florida, she performs actively with the Orlando Philharmonic, Space Coast Symphony, Southwest Florida and Palm Beach Symphonies and has served as Acting Principal Harp for Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Florida.


“Susan Knapp Thomas brings a virtuosic clarity to ...difficult harp writing that makes it sound effortless….” Jeffrey Johnson, The Hartford Courant


“One fine harpist…”  Frank Sinatra Jr.

Live harp music is a lovely and versatile addition to your special event. This visually impressive instrument also adds an elegant decorative touch to any wedding, funeral or banquet.


Susan Knapp Thomas is a highly experienced professional who has performed in Connecticut and Southern New England for more than 20 years. She is known for customizing music to suit your personal taste, setting your event apart from others. Ms. Thomas is a dedicated musician who realizes that attention to detail is a necessary part of every event. She continually makes every effort to see that the music for your affair is handled with the utmost professionalism.


Ms. Thomas' service fees include a private consultation with you, her client, to ascertain how to best suit your needs. Ms. Thomas' consultations are held at her home, where she can play selections for you from a vast repertoire of popular and classical music, and discuss the fine points of timing and placement. If you prefer ensemble, harp and flute is an elegant and familiar combination. For a fuller sound, flute, harp and cello are also available. Ms. Thomas has also worked with violinists, vocalists and trumpeters if you would like to custom design an ensemble. Anything is possible!




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