Adel began playing the harp at the age of ten, when living on the small island of Scalpay in Scotland. She was greatly inspired by the Hebridean traditions and Scottish way of life and this influenced her style of music.
She enjoys her work as a professional multi-instrumentalist and international touring musician, performing at concerts and special events.
Adel has a passion for composing and song-writing. Her style can be described as alternative. She finds it exciting to mix genres together and experiment with sound. For her, the harp ‘has always been a classical instrument. But it’s good to think outside the box and break those boundaries’.
In 2018 she recorded an original album ‘Moving On’, after previously self-releasing four cover albums (Pebbles, Sorelle di Harpa, Crossroads and Christmas With 2 of Harps). The sound and inspiration for this album was drawn from Adel’s memories of Scotland. In 2019, she recorded ‘Twilight’, a cover album composed of twelve tracks. Inspired by the sound of the acoustic guitar, this album is comprised of recordings of solely harps and voices.
Karina began playing the harp when she was seven, taking inspiration from contemporary music and creating a repertoire to include jazz, one of her many musical passions. She has always enjoyed exploring new techniques, some of which she has developed during her experimental playing.
She has worked as a professional multi-instrumentalist from a young age and performs internationally as a touring musician.
Karina has always had a love for composing music; her skill for creating accompaniments on the harp for the voice is a true talent. She uses a modern alternative style as inspiration for her writing and draws on her love of Jazz and Blues for rhythmic inspiration.
In 2018 she recorded an original album ‘Moving On’, after previously self-releasing four cover albums (Pebbles, Sorelle di Harpa, Crossroads and Christmas With 2 of Harps). This album was inspired by memories of Karina’s childhood in Scotland and pays homage to the Celtic traditions. In 2019, she recorded ‘Twilight’, a cover album composed of twelve tracks. Inspired by the sound of the acoustic guitar, this album is comprised of recordings of solely harps and voices.
2 of Harps were winners of The Duke of Gloucester’s Volunteer Award for Innovative Volunteering 2015, bringing music to the community. They have performed at many prestigious venues both internationally and in the UK and were finalists of the ‘Unique Art Awards 2016’ for their music compositions.