A harp at your wedding creates an air of elegance and grace, evoking sounds of gentle beauty for your special day. Having performed at weddings for over 25 years, Laura Byrne sets the mood with classical and popular favorites to the delight of wedding couples and their guests. A performer in demand, she is known for her powerful yet sensitive playing and expressive musicality.
Harpist Laura Smithburg Byrne received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with the renowned teacher Alice Chalifoux. Laura Byrne has performed with numerous professional orchestras and music groups across the country throughout her career.
Some of the professional orchestras she has performed for include the Joffrey Ballet, Minnesota Opera, Louisville Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Theatre, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Choral Society of Durham and many others. Currently, Laura Byrne is the faculty harpist at Duke University and UNC - Chapel Hill and she is known for her strong, sensitive and soulful playing and for her musical versatility in a variety of genres.