Bonnie Caplan

"The Sound of Elegance"

Harpist Bonnie Caplan

Well-known harpist, Bonnie Caplan, moved to Sarasota in 1977and has since performed at over 2,000 weddings along Florida’s Gulf Coast, plus many other venues. Her talented variety of musical styles and extensive repertoire make her extremely popular whether as a soloist or with one of her ensembles.

Bonnie graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Music with a BME and continued her advanced studies at the University of Maryland and Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She has held positions with various orchestras in Nebraska, Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, and along Florida’s West Coast as well as worked with such entertainers as Steve Lawrence & Edyie Gorme, Marvin Hamlisch, Richard Chamberlain, Brian Wilson, Bernadette Peters, Barry Manilow, Roberta Flack, Manhattan Transfer, Michael Bolton, Johnny Mathis, Beach Boys, Peter Cetera, Oliva Newton John, and others. Bonnie was also the resident harpist for 11 years at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota for their Traditional English Afternoon tea.

Locally Bonnie is on the “recommended list” for the Ritz-Carlton, Longboat Key Club, John & Mabel Ringling Museum, Michael’s on East, Selby Gardens, Crosley Mansion, plus other popular locations.

"The Sound of Elegance Trio" appearing at the Ritz Carlton for Afternoon Tea.
Without a doubt, Bonnie as a soloist, or with one of her chamber ensembles, is dedicated to providing the finest musical product; one that fulfills the client’s needs and expectations along with the desired ambiance for the most discriminating audiences. Select from a circle of outstanding musicians along with Bonnie, to form a...

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Heavenly!……Johnny Mathis
Bonnie, the harp genius!…Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys
It was a pleasure to work with you….Steve Lawrence & Edyie Gorme
It was a great pleasure having you work with us…Alan Paul of The Manhattan Transfer
I can’t tell you how many compliments we had on your music…it was so beautiful. Thank you so much for adding to our special day. I certainly will highly recommend you. Angelique Bollettari Parry
Yesterday’s concert was fantastic! The accolades have literally been “pouring in” from all quarters. Rev. Don Wilson
I couldn’t resist telling you how lovely your music was and how much you added to the beauty and warmth of that special day. You were wonderful! Thank you so much. It was a joy to have you! Nancy and Jerry Roucher
Your trio made our evening complete…Chris Lindsay…Asolo Theatre
The party was wonderful, the music (harp & flute) sublime!….Dr. Rosenbluth
Your music was a wonderful additon to our open house at Sarasota MRI Center…John Mark Strong, President of Morgan Medical
You are truly “The Sound of Elegance!” Tears came into my eyes every time I heard you play. Shawn and Ken Schweizer


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