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Melina is a Melbourne-based professional harpist.

Professional Engagements


Melina is available for work in professional solo, ensemble or orchestral settings. A current resume can be requested via email.

Event Bookings


The harp is well suited to providing solo background music for any occasion. Melina has over ten years of professional experience as a performer. She is a classically trained harpist whose repertoire is predominantly classical/romantic in style. 


Specific requests can be considered, particularly if indicated well in advance and the sheet music is readily available. Subject to the degree of difficulty (amount of time needed to study it), a surcharge of $50 will be incurred.


Music can be tailored for individual event requirements, such as wedding ceremonies, or solo recital settings.


Wedding music


- Background music during guests arriving

- Music for processional

- Music for signing of the register

- Music for recessional

- Background music during guests departing


Please note that all of the music selected for such an event will be timed to finish at the appropriate moment, i.e. when the bride reaches the altar, when the signing is completed, etc., so that all transitions are as smooth as possible.



Chrysalis Trio


The Chrysalis Trio was formed in 2013 by then Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) students Kiran Phatak (flute), Katie Yap (viola), and Melina van Leeuwen (harp).

Chrysalis is available for both corporate and private event hire.

Click HERE to visit the Chrysalis Trio website.

A note for outdoor requests

Melina is not able to play outside if there is any threat of rain. It is recommended to have an indoor venue alternative. 

The harp must not be positioned in direct sunlight. Dirt or concrete surfaces will require the use of an unobtrusive wooden board for the harp to be set upon.

melina van leeuwen

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