We had the good fortune of connecting with Diana Rada and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Diana, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I am a live performance musician. I chose music as my career because it reaches hearts in a very profound way. I’m so grateful and thrilled when I connect with my audiences because I believe we are creating beautiful everlasting moments.

My business is playing harp for events, and I put my heart into it because harp performance is my calling. It is a space where I can express my most profound feelings, and it is a dialogue between the listeners and me. I read the room and set the mood according to the event. Live music is so powerful! It can turn a bridal processional into a magical walk, a brunch or a cocktail hour into a remarkable experience, and it can soothe broken hearts at a memorial mass.

Music has been such an important part of my life, and I love being a musician. I love setting music for clients, channeling their vision of their event, and then pairing it with the right selections.

What should our readers know about your business?
My business “Diana Harpist” was organically formed out of my passion for sharing harp music! I’m a classical crossover harpist that performs at events, such as weddings, cocktail hours, memorial masses, and bridal showers, Classical crossover means that I have rigorous classical training, but I play any kind of music.

I’m very proud when listeners tell me they love my rendition of a song or when a song sparks a conversation. That means that I’m doing a great job! Playing live music is great and scary at the same time, because you have instant feedback from your audience.

I have overcome many challenges in my journey, but my keywords are perseverance, passion and patience. Every season in life has its own challenges. I remember when I was trying to make It as a professional harpist. It was so hard because I experienced stage fright. The energy that I felt on the stage was overwhelming, but I learned how to channel It into something powerful by using mindfulness.

Few years later, I moved to USA for my master in harp performance. That was a hard time because I had to adjust to the fast pace and business of the American life. I had to learn how to be organized with my time and be mindful about where I put my energy.

Nowadays, I’m in motherhood season. I have a one year old boy, and It has been an incredible journey! but I had to cutback in my professional life. I have so many harp projects and dreams such as recording a new-age, minimalist music album, playing harp recitals, playing in symphony orchestras, creating my harp studio and of course my business Diana Harpist. At the moment, I’m only focusing On Diana Harpist, because it is a way to keep the harp passion alive while I’m providing for my family.

I believe Diana Harpist is in my genius zone, it sums up my strengths. On one hand, I take time to get to know my clients and customize their music. I’m such a romantic! I get excited every time I play a wedding. And on the other hand, my years of playing support good service.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Miami is known for its parties and modern buildings, but I would recommend they visit iconic historical buildings. The first one is Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Once you enter it feels as if you are traveling in time to the roaring ‘20s.The wood work, carpets, and wallpaper are so exquisite! You can’t find that level of craftsmanship in today’s luxury hotels. Then, they should go to Vizcaya Garden, it’s such a beautiful mansion with a beautiful dock. It reminds me of Venice. And finally, they can’t miss Villa Casa Casuarina formerly known as Versace Mansion. That’s one of the most iconic places in Miami. It’s an art temple. Everywhere there are statues, art pieces, and mixtures of textures. The art work is so varied in style. Nevertheless all of the pieces complement each other creating the perfect harmony. Only Gianni Versace, a true visual genius , could put together such an eclectic style! And for those who have a sweet tooth, I would take them to Madruga Bakery in Coral Gables— they bake the best croissant I’ve ever had — and Salty Donut— my husband’s favorite place!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank the music therapy department at Sylvester Cancer Center for their music enrichment program. I have been playing for patients undergoing treatment, and we all have had such a positive experience. Every time I play I feel the power of music, the listeners are eager to be soothed by harp, and I’m more than happy to share my music. It inspires me, and I feel so grateful that my music accompanies their journey.

Website: Www.dianaharpist.com

Instagram: @dianaharpist

Youtube: Diana Rada

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Image Credits
Little’s photography

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