Harpist and vocalist Janelle Nadeau provides a refreshing approach to the harp. This classically-trained harpist plays a variety of Celtic, Spanish and popular music as well as her own compositions. Janelle’s experience with co-writing opened new doors for her, encouraging her to use her voice, as well as the harp, to express her music. This born-and-raised Manitoba farmer’s daughter makes her career as a harpist in Vancouver but each August Janelle returns to the family’s grain farm to help with harvest. Janelle’s small town farming roots, coupled with her humorous and charismatic persona, guarantee engaging music that will capture the hearts of any audience.
Janelle Nadeau graduated in 2008 from the Harp Performance program at the University of BC. Janelle has played with the Vancouver Opera and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has performed for Celebrity Cruises and has played in the backup band for Kanye West. She has also toured and played with world-class harpists Kim Robertson, Deborah Henson-Conant and Patrick Ball.
Janelle’s musicality provides an eloquent touch to any event as she plays music that spans many genres.