Enhance your event with the elegance of Harp, Violin & Voice
Anna Maria Mendieta ~ Harp
Joyce Lee ~ Violin
Gloria Mendieta Gazave ~ Vocalist/Soprano
Listen to us here:
Harp Solo to Ensemble
Trio: Ave Maria (LIVE)
Strings: Ode To Joy
Telling Your Love Story Through Music
The Aria Bella Ensemble creates elegant music joining their talents as a harp, violin, and voice trio for weddings. Available as an ensemble, duo, or individually, their ability as gifted concert musicians, years of extensive experience, and careful attention to your requests, assures you that your ceremony music will meet your highest expectations.
Let music be an extension of your style and personality! The lilting sounds of Anna Maria’s harp and Joyce’s strolling violin will greet your guests to set the tone for your celebration. Gloria’s voice adds beauty and grace to make your ceremony sacred.
Solo, duo, trio, or ensemble; classical to contemporary – The ARIA BELLA Ensemble is available for ceremonies, holiday events, concerts, and public or private celebrations. If your vision includes additional instruments such as strings and woodwinds, they are more than happy to make these arrangements for you. When you reserve either ARIA BELLA as a Trio, Duo, or solo musicians, you will be assisted in making the musical choices that best reflect the themes you wish to express on your special day.
Enhancing your special event with harp, violin, and voice enables you to express your love, happiness, and excitement in the most poetic, elegant and meaningful way possible – telling Your Love Story!
Anna Maria Mendieta, principal harpist with the Sacramento Philharmonic, enjoys a busy career as a soloist, orchestral musician, and recording artist and teacher. She has played with orchestras and chamber music groups across the country and for dignitaries and celebrities including Pope Benedict XVI, President Clinton, President Gorbachev, King and Queen of Spain, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola. Ms Mendieta has performed for television, motion pictures, and NPR. She has performed with Josh Groban, Frank Sinatra Jr., Federica von Stade, Olivia Newton John, and Barry Manilow, who calls her his favorite harpist. Her albums are available on her website. Visit Anna Maria online at AnnaMariaMendieta.com
Joyce Lee attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music earning her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Violin Performance. As a member of Bella Sorella, she has concertized around the United States and shared the stage with Joan Baez. Joyce has performed in Europe with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic. She has played for thousands of events, including the wedding of George Lucas and Mellody Hobson and recording the soundtrack to the Korean TV show, “Life is Beautiful.” Joyce is the Associate Concertmaster of the Vallejo Symphony and a member of the Marin Symphony. She maintains a full studio of violin, piano and viola students, and has trained hundreds of young musicians. Visit Joyce online at Joyouslee.com
Gloria Mendieta Gazave is a classically trained soprano from San Francisco with a background in Musical Theater. Experienced in singing Sacred Music, including Latin Chant, she has cantored for many events for the San Francisco Archdiocese. Ms. Gazave is an alum of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and sings in Italian, French, German, and Spanish. Her repertoire spans Opera, Oratorio, Art Songs, Broadway, and Popular Ballads. She enjoys singing for weddings, private parties, funerals, and recitals, and can tailor a program to suit your special event. Visit Gloria online at GloriousSong.com
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Thank you for your contribution to the beauty and success of our wedding. Our guests are still commenting about your performance which was spectacular and so appropriate for the setting. We especially enjoyed our meeting with you before our wedding. The music you provided prior to, during, and after the ceremony was all we anticipated and more. Your music is beautiful! ~ T. Oakley (Belmont, CA)
Talk about special!! I had so many people tell me much they enjoyed your playing. It was enchanting! ~ V. Toews (Foster City, CA)
Thank you so much for providing the music during our marriage ceremony! You truly are a musical genius! Our guests were awed by your talent, and we were calmed by the music you played. Thank you for helping make our day a dream come true! ~ S. Cunningham (Squirrel Hill, PA)