One of Queensland’s most in-demand harpists, Janita Billingham has distinguished herself as a soloist and chamber musician. Janita has performed frequently with a number of orchestras including the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony, Queensland Youth Orchestra, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonia, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and Brisbane City Pops Orchestra.
Janita has appeared with prominent artists Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. Her extensive repertoire encompasses great classics and innovative new works and she plays for a variety of audiences at a range of venues. Performing regularly at weddings, corporate functions, private engagements, festivals and funerals, Janita also teaches harp & piano privately. She plays a beautiful full sized concert-grand harp, made in Chicago by Lyon and Healy. Her harp is unique in that it has been fitted with a pick-up, meaning it can be amplified and connected directly to any electronic equipment.
In 2015 Ms Billingham earned the Bachelor of Music in harp performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, under the instruction of internationally acclaimed harpist Sebastien Lipman. She is one half of the successful Brisbane-based harp duo, the Lyra Harp Duo, and is also a current member of the Brisbane Chorale and the Harp Society of Queensland.
If you are interested in Janita playing at your event please submit an inquiry on the ‘Contact’ page. Janita is able to arrange music that you would like performed, otherwise she will play from her extensive repertoire. If you require a specific costume to be worn, that can also be arranged.