Aaron Ord - Harpist
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, and during his study 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, the Innovation Centre, Bo.ttega Farm Inn, the Mary Irwin Theatre, the Harvest Golf Club as well as 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 most recently a shared concert with renowned Canadian performing harpist and composer Sharlene Wallace .
Aaron has featured on the Tribehouse Christmas Compilation CD which benefited the food bank, on Barbara & Danilo van Woerden's album 'Oasis', and has more recently released an album entitled Bouquet of Kindness with his Vocal/Guitar/Harp duo with his father Graham Ord. Along with his solo performing and father/son duo, Aaron actively plays in the Spellbound Harp trio with Caroline Mackay and Amy Aiken.
Aaron is currently available for hire for weddings, background music at corporate and social events, recording sessions, performing sessions with touring performers, and concerts with his father/son duo and Spellbound Harp Trio. For more information including pricing, please contact Aaron under the "Contact" tab. He is not currently doing solo concerts.
Aaron built his harp in 2013 under the direction of master builder Daniel Schmitt from Diamond Harps in West Kelowna, B.C. To see a short video about his harp build please click here.
Aaron also plays guitar and drums, the ocarina and the kazoo. 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. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop back from time to time for updates.