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Mikaela Davis


Mikaela Davis is a harpist/singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York. Her stunning musicianship came at the age of eight when she began to study the harp with Grace Wong, principal harpist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she studied for nine years. Mikaela was a harpist in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra from 2006-2010 and was a concerto competition winner in 2010. She now attends the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and studies Harp Performance under Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis. She won first place in the 2012 Crane Concerto Competition and performed as a soloist with the Crane Symphony Orchestra in April 2013. Mikaela was also the winner of the Charlie Coté Music Award in 2010 for her own compositions which display her seemingly effortless and amazing ability to incorporate a more modern expression of a classical instrument. Her first and self-titled album was named "Best Local Album of 2012" and in 2013 she was named "Best Solo Musician" in the Rochester City Newspaper.

Mikaela is joined by Alex Coté on drums and percussion, and Cian McCarthy on guitar, sitar, and keys. She had her debut album recorded, mixed, and mastered at Red Booth Recording by owner and audio engineer Brian Moore, who describes her sound as “harp and voice with an eclectic instrument mix whipped into a melancholy lo-fi sound; an intricate balance of fluttering vocal folds and fingers on strings that blend effortlessly.” She will be releasing her next project in January 2014 called "Fortune Teller."

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