Laura Byrne's harp music creates an air of elegance and grace, evoking sounds of gentle beauty for your wedding 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. Laura Byrne offers harp solo, flute and harp duo, violin and harp duo, and harp, flute and cello trio and other instrumental combinations. Harpist Laura Byrne is known for her charming personality, sensitive and soulful playing and for her musical versatility in a variety of styles.
Highly respected in the classical music world, harpist Laura S. Byrne received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with the renowned harp teacher Alice Chalifoux. Currently, Laura Byrne has been the faculty harpist at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill since 2005 and has been teaching at the college level for over 25 years. Laura Byrne has performed and recorded with numerous professional orchestras and music groups across the country throughout her career. Some of the professional orchestras 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. A versatile performer, she has also played for popular entertainers including Johnny Mathis, The Irish Tenors, The Moody Blues and Bernadette Peters.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Chad · Married on 09/26/2015
If you're looking to add a special touch to your big day, look no further than Laura Byrne! Having her perform at our wedding on 09/26 was the icing on the cake to a perfect day.
Our music selection was carefully crafted with input and suggestions from Laura, and some of my personal favorite pieces. From the moment she started playing our prelude and seating music on our wedding day, I was overcome with such happy emotions. Music is so powerful and moving and Laura's performance brought such a beautiful and unique quality to our wedding.
Laura is truly a professional. Her skill is unmatched, she is a talented Hapist. Her bright and happy personality was a breath of fresh air during the process. She was extremely easy to communicate with, very organized and overall such a pleasure to have a part of our special day. She is worth every penny to adding a special touch to your big day :) I would highly recommend Laura Byrne to anyone in search of a Harpist to perform at their ceremony, cocktail hour, etc.; she is truly a special person that will make your big day even more amazing!
Carolyn · Married on 04/14/2018
Laura played for our wedding in April. It was so lovely to have her! She is an amazing musician and a professional from start to finish. Going to her house to pick out music was one of the most emotional events leading up to our wedding. Everything she played was just so, so beautiful. My mom and I were moved to tears.
Laura and her harp would be a great addition to any wedding!
Jay · Married on 07/16/2017
It's just not possible to say enough good things about Laura. She was great to work with, spending as much time as we needed to pick music for all phases of our ceremony, playing snippets and helping us visualize the cadence and think through how it would sound during the ceremony. Her knowledge of music is surpassed only by how beautifully she plays. If you're looking for a harpist, Laura is the best.
I am a professional wedding planner in Raleigh and my team works with so many lovely musicians throughout the year as we assist couples in selected the style of music for their wedding day. One of the most consistent, professional and elegant persons I know is Laura Byrne! She is simply a joy to work with and wants nothing less than perfection on this special day. When selecting your vendors for your wedding day, remember that a professional and reliable vendor is direct impact to your stress free day. Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design
Laura and I have been doing weddings together for many years. She is wonderful and so very talented. Her music is heavenly. She also has other musicians she can arrange to play with her--like flute and violin. I love hearing the wedding music Laura provides so expertly. I know I can always count on her professionalism and dedication. I highly recommend Laura!
Laura Byrne is an AMAZING harpist. She connects with the music like no other harpist I have ever heard. She plays from the heart so the music fits the ceremony with the finesse of a true professional. It is hard to explain the difference between Laura’s playing compared to other harpists, but it is something one can actually hear and feel. Hands down, she is my favorite harpist in our area - and she is a very kind and caring person, besides. Highly recommended!