Gail Shanta was raised and educated in England, France and Germany. She began playing piano at the age of four and later studied organ while attending the University of Aix-en-Provence in southern France. Gail began studying the harp while working on a doctorate at the University of Colorado.
Gail has been performing with Mount Vernon Orchestra and Fairfax City Band. In addition, she has played for fundraising events such as the Alexandria Symphony, The Lyceum, Ronald Mcdonald House and others.
Each year she plays in over 200 wedding ceremonies, receptions and many other special events.
“My husband and I were so pleased by Bialek’s recommendation of harpist, Gail Shanta. The beautiful sound of the harp was the perfect finishing touch for our intimate wedding celebration. Gail was an absolute delight to work with. She is a true professional and a gifted musician. When we were unsure of the musical selections, Gail helped us select the most romantic and meaningful songs to accompany our Jewish ceremony. Gail and Bialek’s are every bit deserving of a 5 star rating!”
-Private User, Last Year