"Special praise for harpist Laura S. Byrne… who added that something special and even spectacular when called for."
-John Lambert (Classical Voices of North Carolina)

 

 

 

 

 

“You’re playing was fab.”
- Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)

 

 

 

 

 

“... Harpist Laura Byrne [‘s] tone was ravishing...”
-George R. Hubbard (Kentucky Center Chamber Players Music Review)

 

 

 

 

 

"Dear Laura, Wow! We cannot thank you enough for playing at our wedding. I could not have imagined anything more perfect. Thank you so much for all that you did to make our big day so incredibly special!"
-Amy & Lucas Magrini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura ByrneLaura Smithburg Byrne received her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Alice Chalifoux. As a professional harpist she has performed as an orchestral harpist for Symphony orchestras, Ballet companies, Opera companies, Broadway shows and popular rock-n-roll concerts. The many fine organizations she has performed for include: The North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Ballet, Louisville Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Joffrey Ballet, Babes Only Utah Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Toledo Symphony, and Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra. She played for Broadway Productions including Cinderella and the Sound of Music. She has also performed for Johnny Mathis and the Moody Blues.

Mrs. Byrne performs frequently at churches of all denominations as a soloist or with choir and other musicians. She also performed for many years in hospice settings as a healing harpist volunteer and at hospice memorial services.

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DEGREES

1989
Master of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music

1985
Bachelor of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music


Principal Teacher: Alice Chalifoux

Alice Chalifoux and Laura Byrne


EDUCATION
An accomplished and versatile musician she has also taught harp at the university level including the University of Louisville, Southern Baptist Seminary, Gustavus Adolphus College, and at the MacPhail Center for the Arts. Currently, Laura Byrne is the harp instructor.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005 - present
Duke University

2005 - present
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill

1997-2002
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

2001-2002
Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY

1991-1995
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

1991-1995
MacPhail Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN

1986-1989
Cleveland Institute of Music, Preparatory Dept.


ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

2002-present
North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
Grant Llewellyn, Robert Minczuk, William Henry Curry, Carolyn Kuan (conductors)

2002-present
North Carolina Ballet, Al Sturgis, Conductor

1997-2001
Louisville Orchestra, Assistant Principal
Uri Segal, Conductor
Max Bragado Darman, Conductor


1996-2002
Choral Arts Society
Jim Rightmeyer, Principal Conductor

2001
Broadway Production: “Cinderella

1995
Minnesota Operat: Turandot
George Manahan, Conductor

1995
San Francisco Ballet

1995
Utah Ballet: Nutcracker

1994
Minnesota Orchestra: Ring Symphony
Edo de Waart, Conductor

1992, 1993, 1994
Joffrey Ballet: Nutcracker
Allan Lewis, Conductor

1993
Leiv Eriksson International Festival: Concerto Soloist
David Ulfeng, Conductor

1993, 1994
The Moody Blues
Larry Baird, Conductor

1991
Minnesota Opera: Carousel
Dale Johnson, Conductor

1991-1992
Plymouth Chamber Music Series
Phillip Brunelle, Conductor

1987-1990
Toledo Symphony, Assistant Principal Harpist
Yuval Zaliouk, JoAnn Falétta, Olé Schmidtt, Conductors

1989
Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra

Recording Credits:

  1. Concerto soloist Choral Arts Society of Louisville – 1999; with members of the  Louisville Orchestra

  2. Kentucky Chamber Players  – 1999

  3. Stephen Foster Story Louisville Orchestra – 1997

  4. Arts over Aids – Aaron Kernis, composer – 1995
    with members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

  5. Music from Leading to Bejing – Libby Larson, composer 1995 voices of Global Women, Clarion Award winner for documentary

  6. We Come to Your Feast – Michael Joncas – 1994
    (composer of “On Eagles Wings”)

 

           
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