Jude Harpstar

Location: Based in Johannesburg


Artist Info

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2015 iTunes Classical Album of The Year: ØYEBLIKK
  • 2014 SA’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist: Top 18
  • 2014 Independent Music Awards: Future Tides for Best Acoustic Song
  • 2014 Independent Music Awards: Floriology for Best Pop/Adult Contemporary EP (Lu Flur)
  • 2013 International Song Writing Competition Semi Finalists - If Only nominated for Unsigned Only & Adult Contemporary category (Lu Flur)
  • 2013 Jagermeister Back the Artist Top 10 Finalists 2013 - Public Voting - 2nd Place (Lu Flur)
  • 2013 Marshall Music Acoustic Competition Finalists 2013 ( Lu Flur)
  • 2012 Official South African Protea of Music (National Youth Orch.) 
  • 2008 TESOL qualification obtained at Oberlin College, Ohio 
  • 2006-2010 M.L Torkanowsky Scholarship
  • 2006-2010 C. Wolff Krepley Scholarship
  • 2006-2010 Oberlin International Student Scholarship 
  • 2006-2010 Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award 
  • 2005-2006 Interlochen Arts Academy Merit Scholarship 
  • 2005 Interlochen Fine Arts Award for Harp
  • 2004 Interlochen Arts Academy Full Merit Scholarship
  • 2004 Winner, South African String Teacher’s Competition
  • 2004 Winner, Yamaha Music Competition (Piano)
  • 2003 2nd Place, Yamaha Music Competition (Piano)
  • 2002 Selected for Focus On Youth, 8th World Harp Congress 
  • 1995-2002 Honour Roll, University of South Africa (Harp and Piano)
  • 2001 Performer’s Certificate, Trinity College of London Exam, (Harp)- 95 
  • 1995,98,99Winner, Hennie Joubert Scholarship (Piano)
  • 1999-2000 Finalist, SANLAM Youth Music Competition (Piano)
  • 1998 Winner of Star Search (Senior Division) on SABC - Harp
  • 1997 Winner of Star Search (Junior Division) on SABC - Harp 

Noteworthy Performances

Nedbank Top Achievers Awards - Montecasino Ballroom
Rovos Rail - General Motors S.A
People of Note Interview - Classic FM
Rand Club 13th Decennary Gala Dinner
Inauguration of U.P Professor of Mercantile Law
Kamersvol Geskenke 2017 with Willemien
Celebrity High Tea at The Rosa, Palazzo Hotel
Etv Sunrise Performance - Urban Strings
Luminance High Tea with Terry Photo
Bride of The Year 2016 - SA Weddings
Mobelli Outdoor Furniture 25th Anniversary
HIFA - Harare International Festival of The Arts
Dream Chaser at Montecasino, Gold Reef City Casino and Silverstar casino
Mandela Tribute at The State Theatre with Sipho Hotstix
Macufe Festival with Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
Joy of Jazz with Sipho Hotstix Mabuse and Gregory Porter
Splashy Fen Festival as duo Lu Flur
Etv Sunrise with Toya Delazy
R.S.G Kunstefees for Sappho production
ClassicsNOW at Nirox Sculpture Park
Kwesta DAKAR at Kong Night Club
Game of Thrones International Launch of Season 6
Celebrity Carina Nel's wedding
Celebrity Elma Postma's wedding
Fête de la Musique
Hairstylist of The Year 2017 Awards at Lyric Theatre
SAMA's with Loyiso Bala
SA Fashion Week for Lisa Jaffe
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Marianne Fassler
L’Atelier 30th Anniversary Book Launch - The Venue, Melrose Arch
Getroud met Rugby as entertainment (Harpist for wedding) - Urban Strings
IDOLS S.A Top 9 Live Performance with Urban Strings
The Young Euro Classic Festival in Germany
Carinthischer Sommer Festival - Kongresshaus Villach, Austria
Sufi Music Festival with legendary Sibongile Khumalo
The Eighth World Harp Congress in Geneva, Switzerland
Soloist with Soweto BUSKAID, Linder Auditorium
Tour with Pops Mohamed and Dave Reynolds

Client Feedback

"You are very talented indeed"  Obed Phasha - obmediasolutions.com

"We keep on receiving incredible positive feedback on your session – be that around your musical skill,  the music you played, your energy and your stories. Our compliments again with a big thank you.Until we meet again – We are thinking of a much larger audience towards the latter part of the year." - Carol & Monika - First rand bank (F.N.B)

“arguably the most versatile and both technically and musically one of the most inspiring harpists…” - Paul Boekkooi (Arts journalist, theatre reviewer and music critic) 

"Judy, jou harpspel is betowerend. Dit het van Marie se 70ste verjaardag iets ongelooflik spesiaals gemaak." - Gerrie and ina de villiers

"You are incredible!!!!!!! We would love to have you advertise with us." - Natalie van der walt (sales manager, SA weddings)

"I listened to your Soundcloud recordings and I have to say they are absolutely mesmerising. I have probably listened to almost all of them by now." - shabari shakily-gerber (wedding)

"BAIE BAIE dankie jy was pragtig!!!! Almal was mal oor jou!!!" - ischke swart (wedding)

"I love your look, style and sound and would love to get you here at some point." - bianca botha (nimengsafaris.com)

"Happy days, we’ve seen your stuff on youtube and your soundcloud account, and its awesome!" - makes laskarides (wedding)

"Kan nie genoeg dankie se vir hoe mooi jy gespeel het nie. Vir my Ma was dit veral. Sy vra nogsteeds hoekom ek nie 'n recording gemaak het nie. Was so special! Baie baie dankie!!!” - Georgina Ryan (Funeral)

"A very big thank you from the Sa Weddings team for playing your beautiful harp for us on Saturday and as for your amazing voice, Wow!!!! You are unbelievably talented! We so enjoyed having you part of our event and hope to work with you again in the future.” - Katherine Ballantyne (SAweddings)

"Thank you for your email and introduction to your musical services. I had a chance to listen to some of the your music on sound cloud and I love it! I actually saved the link, as your music is something I can listen to while working or even as background music while meeting with clients - would be a great way to pitch you" - Michelle Barrionuevo Mazzini (Owner|Event Designer|Planner)

"Wow you are so talented!!  Love it!!" - jeanette skelton (luxuryeventsphuket)

"The guests were in awe of Jude’s talent and were mesmerized by the soothing sounds of her harp. She was a perfect fit for our theme and assisted in creating an ambiance that was unforgettable. Thank you once again for your valuable contribution to the success of our event." - Vanessa Naudé (Tsogo Sun)

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Typical Budget for Jude Harpstar is
R6000 - R18000.


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