Meet Aaron Ord!
Aaron is a former student of the Kelowna Community Music School where he studied the Celtic harp under the tutelage of acclaimed harpist Caroline Mackay. During his study, he completed his grade 8 harp practicum and music theory with honours through the Royal Conservatory of Music. To date, Aaron has performed at many various functions including weddings, social events and concerts at the Grand Hotel, Hotel Eldorado, Manteo Resort, Sanctuary Gardens, and the Innovation Centre. He has also performed at Bottega Farm Inn, the Mary Irwin Theatre, the Harvest Golf Club, and many other venues around the Okanagan and lower mainland. He has featured on CBC Radio, as an accompanist with Opera Kelowna, and with several touring performers, including a shared concert with renowned Canadian performing harpist and composer Sharlene Wallace.
Aaron is based in Kelowna BC, but can travel throughout the Okanagan Valley for various events.
Aaron has featured on the Tribehouse Christmas Compilation CD which benefited the food bank, on Barbara & Danilo van Woerden's album 'Oasis', and has released an album entitled 'Bouquet of Kindness' with his father, Graham Ord, in their Vocal/Guitar/Harp duo.
Aaron is available for hire for weddings, background music at corporate and social events, recording sessions, and concerts with his father, Graham Ord. For more information including pricing and availability, please contact Aaron under the Contact tab above.
Aaron built his harp in 2013 under the direction of master builder Daniel Schmitt from Diamond Harps in West Kelowna, BC.
To see a short video about his harp build, please click here.
Aaron also plays acoustic guitar, the cajon, bass, and ukulele. He cites Harpo Marx as one of his inspirations.
There are a few selections of his playing under the Media tab and more will be added as he records them.
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