Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Laura Byrne, Harpist is a superb musician, evoking sounds of gentle beauty, along with creating a melody of elegance and loveliness for your special day. She has performed professionally in orchestras, concerts and at weddings for over 25 years, setting the mood with a variety of classical and popular favorites. Laura studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and has been the faculty harpist at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill since 2005. She has performed for decades with numerous professional orchestras and as the principal harpist for operas and ballets and other freelance music groups. She has also performed for well known entertainers including the Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, the 3 Irish Tenors, and the Moody Blues and in special performances at DPAC, Progress Energy Center, Carolina Theatre and Duke Chapel. Laura is well known harpist and is known for her professionalism, charming personality and sensitive, soulful sound.
Laura Byrne shows musical versatility in a variety of styles and shines with musical elegance as the background for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. She offers harp solos, flute and harp duos, violin and harp duos, and harp, flute, and cello trios along with other instrumental combinations. In addition to instrumentals, she can recommend vocalists for your joyous occasion. Laura provides a sound/PA system, and is also willing to learn new music to the delight of couples.
14 Reviews for Laura Byrne Harpist
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Hillary · Married on 08/22/2020
Above and Beyond!
Laura went above and beyond to make my elopement ceremony so special!!Sent on 09/01/2020
Laura Byrne Harpist's reply:Thank you Hillary, what a beautiful elopement service you had! I was so delighted to play my harp music for you and your family in the meadow. Best wishes to you and Matt! 💐
Victoria Nista · Married on 11/16/2019
Hire Laura for your wedding you won’t regret it!
Laura was wonderful from start to finish! She was so professional, kind and accommodating. The harp was such a beautiful and classic addition to our ceremony. Having Laura play at our wedding was truly a memorable experience that we will never forget!Sent on 12/08/2019
Laura Byrne Harpist's reply:Thank you Victoria, it was an absolute pleasure to play for your gorgeous wedding ceremony at the City Club of Raleigh!
Sarah Kennedy · Married on 09/11/2019
Laura was so wonderful to work with! She played for our wedding reception and exceeded all of our expectations. She was very helpful and professional during our consultation, and even took the time to learn a particular song for my processional, which meant the world to me. Walking down the aisle to her playing the beautiful harp was a dream. Highly recommend!Sent on 12/09/2019
Laura Byrne Harpist's reply:Dear Sarah,
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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!