Michelle smith

Perth, WA

Michelle Smith's versatility with her 47 string harp has made her a unique performer, wowing audiences in Australia and USA with her original solo harp performances. She is in constant demand, particularly for high profile events and is Australia's only jazz harpist.
She gradually made her way to the harp after years of piano, guitar and cello playing, writing original scores for independent films which landed her a WASA nomination for 'Best Original Score.'

Michelle has received critical acclaim for her version of Jimi Hendrix 'Red House’ and Mosdef ‘Mathematics.’ This is making a large footprint in the Hip Hop world for her including making national news headlines for her style and working alongside top producers from the UK and performing with Award Winning Hip Hop artist ‘Mathas.’
She has also performed wit Karnivool and the prestigious World Harp Congress, selling out concerts throughout Australia.

She first received classical tuition with Bronwyn Wallis, and has studied in Boston where she lived with and was mentored by Deborah Henson-Conant; A Grammy Award nominated Jazz Harpist and composer with worldwide recognition. She performed twice with Deborah in the US and attended rhythm classes at the Berklee College of Music.

Michelle will continue to be based in Perth whilst expanding Jazz Harp throughout the country.


Photo by John Leonard


See more of Michelle Smith here!

Michelle Smith will be performing at The Dark Room on Thursday 16th June 2016. 



The 5th Annual Festival of
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