Harp Rentals

Avondale Harp Enterprises is happy to announce the first ‘RENTAL’ programme of harps in South Africa. The programme was developed by Lyon & Healy Harps and Salvi Harps to enable beginners, amateurs and students an opportunity to rent before they buy a harp. In short, rental contracts are 12 months each with collection/delivery of the instrument being effected after payment of the first month’s rental and a security deposit. The deposit is held in the event of any repairs being required at the end of the rental period.

The monthly rental, as with any other rental, is due on the 1st of every month and is INCLUSIVE of Value Added Tax AND Insurance of the Instrument at Replacement Value, in the event of irreparable damage. Subject to availability, please contact us to quote you on the latest monthly rental figure in South African Rand of the harp you require.

Avondale Harp Enterprises also offers the best prices for your used harp in the event you want to trade up in the range of harps that are available from Lyon & Healy and Salvi Harps.

Harp Sales & Imports

Avondale Harp Enterprises would be happy to assist you with importing your new harp from Europe or America. We have all the neccessary experience to wrap up the required paperwork for imports as quickly as possible and will also deliver your harp to your door. Please give us a call so we can estimate the landed cost of your new harp based on the current exchange rates. Why don’t you leave the hassle to us?

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Harp Teaching

Ingrid Janse van Rensburg graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Music degree. Upon completion she obtained the Trinity College Licentiate Diploma on the Harp and the Piano, and a Higher Education Diploma from Unisa.

After teaching at a private school for 10 years, Ingrid decided to venture on her own. Since 1994 she has been teaching the harp privately and freelanced playing the harp at weddings, private and corporate functions.

Ingrid is at present chairman for the Harp Society of South Africa and assists in hosting the annual National Harp Festival.

If you want to learn to play the harp, please enquire with Ingrid as she is in contact with harp teachers in South Africa and will be able to assist with all your enqueries.

Live Harp Performances

Ingrid was the resident harpist in the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City during 2002 where she entertained international visitors during breakfast and high tea.

During 2003, Ingrid was also the resident harpist at The Meat Company, Monte Casino in Fourways.

Ingrid and her ensemble also play at several corporate functions and weddings to entertain guests with background music.

Ingrid's ensemble was known as the

Vivienne Elizabeth - Harpist

Harp Solo

Harp in combination with either flute / violin / cello (depending on availability)
Vivienne Elizabeth – HarpistĀ is suitable for so many occasions including:

  • Wedding Service
  • Wedding Reception
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Cocktails
  • Promotions
  • Product Launches

Music Selection

The Vivienne Elizabeth – Harpist offers music selected to complement a wide range of both formal and informal occasions. Having a repertoire which includes:

  • Classical
  • Broadway
  • Popular
  • Celtic Traditional

Booking well in advance for your function is advisable, although last minute cancellations do also happen. Please call to confirm availability. If Ingrid is not available for your function, she has a network of colleagues that she can pass you on to.

All prices quoted include Insurance and Transport within the Johannesburg area. Please enquire the travel costs if your function is outside of the Johannesburg area. Ingrid will be happy to travel to your function anywhere in South Africa and has previously performed as far away as Cape Town and Durban.

Please give Vivienne a call to discuss your plans and specific music you want her to play at your function or wedding.