Violeta Shabanliyska
Professional harpist and teacher in Kuwait
The music makes me living in a better world opening my soul for the miracles of life.
My mission is to unravel this wonderful world for the people around.
Who I am

I am a freelance harpist living in Kuwait.I am working as a solo and orchestra musician for any kind of occasions and events in the Gulf countries. Part of my repertoire includes duets with violin and flute.

My specialization is classical music, but I also play evergreen, pop and Arabic music. I can be your perfect match for celebrating your special moments in live. As qualified and experienced harp and piano teacher I am working in the Kuwait Music Academy as well.

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  • Address: Kuwait, Kuwait city

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Violeta Ivailova Shabanliyska a Professional harpist and an orchestra player, graduated in 2008 from the National University of Music “Pancho Vladigerov Sofia - in Bulgaria, where she also studied Theory of music, History of music and Musical Analysis.

She completed several harp master classes under world known professors such as the Class of Catrine Michele1999 France, the Class of Prof. Elizabeth Binoche 2000 France and the Harp Master Class of Claudia Antonelli Italy - 2004

Ms. Shabanliyska is awarded with the first prize of Young Musical Talents in 1997 Sofia. She won the first award in “Hopes, Talent, Masters” in 1999 Sofia and was awarded with diploma “Peace envoy” after participation in a concert on the occasion of 55 years UN in 2002.

Violeta participated a couple of orchestra tours in Austria, Germany, Holland, United Kingdom and Norway. Recently she is teaching in the Kuwait Music Academy.

Violeta has her own CD record with classical and evergreen songs.

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My Repertoire
  • Classic Music
  • Pop music
  • Arabic music
  • Evergreens
  • Movie soundtracks
  • Weddings
  • Celebrations
  • Events
  • Functions
  • Anniversaries
  • Concerts

The harp is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. The earliest harps were developed from the hunting bow. The wall paintings of ancient Egyptian tombs dating from as early as 3000 B.C. show an instrument that closely resembles the hunter's bow, without the pillar that we find in modern harps.

The single action harp achieved great popularity throughout the rest of the 18th century as was evidenced in the French Court by Marie Antoinette; perhaps, the most famous player of this instrument. The harps of this period were magnificently decorated with relief carving, lavishly gilded and hand painted. Besides being musical instruments they were undoubtedly prized as object d'art when displayed in the gilded salons of the era.

As music evolved it was also necessary for the harp, if it was to maintain its popularity, to move with the times. Instead of only being limited to eight major keys and five minor keys, it had become vitally important for the harp to be able to played in all keys. As a result of this need, Sebastian Erard obtained a patent in 1810 for the Double Action pedal harp.

The 21st century holds great promise for continued popularity of the harp as is evidenced by the myriad festivals, conventions, societies, harp builders, music, performances and career opportunities available to harpists.

From Medieval to Modern, from Classical to Jazz, from Acoustic to Electric. The harp is an instrument steeped in tradition yet open to change and for many it is more than a mere instrument, it is a calling.