Whether as a solo artist or with fellow musicians, Magdalena's musings never the audience indifferent. Read more about her, as well as her performing accomplices...
Magdalena Reising is a Scottish born singer and harp player. She trained at Chichester College and has a BA hons in music from Brighton University. She has composed, sung and played on many CD releases, radio performances and live concerts.
Her solo celtic harp or pedal harp provides subtle and atmospheric elegance at special events including weddings , corporate events and recitals Her lovely voice can accompany the delicacy of the harp if required. She plays a wide ranging repertoire from classical , jazz to popular works.
She is currently performing with her acclaimed jazz trio/quartet The Blue Café Jazz and is resident harpist at The Bistro Nantais, Brighton. UK Regular Venues/clients include The Grand, Brighton, Stanmer House, Prince and Princess of Romania, The Metropole, Sunrise Senior Living Group...
“Magdalena brought magic to our summer birthday party in our garden. On a rainy autumn evening amazingly she did just the same, as she played from our conservatory whilst the party drank champagne. She plays with a natural grace indicative of her personality”
Jackie Clemants, Psychotherapist
“We so much enjoyed your recital and were aware that we were listening to something very special. We are sure you touched many hearts today, not just ours ! Thank you so much.”
Ken & Shelagh Burton
Flute / Harp duo
Udita Everett trained as a flautist at the Music Academy Vienna. She has performed internationally, and has been working as a flute & recorder teacher in Brighton for many years. She leads five therapeutic singing groups for people with long-term illnesses.
The Amara Flute & Harp Duo was founded in 2006. They have performed at a wide range of events locally and nationally. They are a popular duo for weddings and celebrations.
Review of one of Amara's Brighton Festival Concerts:
“Early Evening Flute & Harp Recital, Brighton Festival Concert at Stanmer House on 12 May 2011
The musical duo is clearly talented and work absolutely wonderfully accompanying each other. With Magdalena Reising on pedal harp and Udita Everett on flute, the pair played a mixture of genres ranging from contemporary to classical. The music was uplifting, peaceful and emotive and it was clear that all of us in the audience were touched in some way by the magical compositions arranged for flute and harp. A beautiful evening of beautiful music in the grand setting of Stanmer House. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Rating: 5 Star from The Latest Magazine”
Folk / Jazz trio or quartet or quintet
The acclaimed Cafe Jazz ensemble blend their unique style of performing Tin Pan Alley jazz standards and haunting originals
Each performance takes the audience on an enchanting musical journey. Accompanying her are three of the best jazz improvising musicians in the UK, Terry Seabrook on piano, Steve Thompson on double bass and Alex Eberhard on drums, each capable of holding an audience spellbound. At the centre of the band are the bewitching vocals and harp playing of Magdalena Reising that evoke Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald but in the end are as individual, fresh and original as the band accompanying her.
International Guest artists also include the outstanding Tony Pancella ( Italy ) , Uri Bracha ( Izrael ) , Bobby Wellins (UK ) , Louis Durra ( U.S.) , Graham Robb (UK ) , Raffaelle Bizzoca (Italy )
Available as a trio , quartet or quintet for an all year round jazz show or jazz Burns Night
“.... a sound that is both timeless and magical. Everyone was silently captivated from start to end"
Rating: 5 Star from 3 Weeks Magazine
“Glorious, subtle, magic power"
Rating: 5 Star from New York Review
“A spirit lifter"
Rating: 5 Star from the Latest Magazine
“The ensemble performed at our Burns Night Supper in January 2012. We had not considered hosting such an event before, but her combination of Jazz with traditional Scottish themes appealed to us. It was a huge success attracting a diverse audience; the blend of Scottish music, readings and song provided a wonderful entertainment, not only to the number of Scots present but to those who attended out of curiosity. I have no hesitation in recommending Magdalena for similar events."
Graeme Coles, Manager, Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston, nr Lewes, Sussex
“... compelling and clear talented performance from Magdalena Reising on harp and vocals, and Shane Hill on jazz guitar. .. the relationship between the two performers was absolutely key to the songs being performed, sounding so original and the style appearing so unique.... genuinely gifted musicians ... The music was calming, interesting and completely beautiful ... A musical spirit lifter!...
Rating: 5 Star from Latest 7 Magazine”
"Superb! Fantastic musicians and arrangements, Very sophisticated instrumentation. Haunting voice"