A virtuosic harp performer and music educator, Christina Brier creates enlightening and inspiring musical experiences. Principal harpist of the Wilmington Symphony, Christina Brier performs widely throughout the Midwest and East Coast.
Her orchestral concerto appearances include the Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, and Maranatha Symphony. As a solo harpist, Christina has performed programs at Hatch Hall (NY), Burkhart Hall (WI), and the Euterpe Music Club (WI).
Ms. Brier frequently appears as a chamber musician with Manhattan harpist Kathryn Sloat in venues across the United States. Their harp duo Lilac 94 specializes in premiering innovative new works for harp duo. Lilac 94's recent performances include Constellation Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Bedford Concert Hall (WI), the Village Chapel of Bald Head Island (NC), Hatch Hall (NY), and ARTISANworks (NY).
As an orchestral musician, Ms. Brier performs with the Wilmington Symphony and Tallis Chamber Orchestra in North Carolina. Her New York ensemble experience includes the Eastman Philharmonia, Sound Exchange Orchestra, Orchard Park Symphony, Genesee Valley Symphony, and Cornell Symphony. In Wisconsin she performed with the Maranatha Symphony and the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. She also served as principal harp at the Pierre Monteux summer festival in Hancock, Maine.
As noted by Star News, Christina "loves to do outreach for her instrument." She currently operates a private teaching studio in Wilmington, North Carolina and serves as president of the Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Harp Society.
Christina holds a Master's degree in Harp Performance from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Kathleen Bride. At Eastman, she earned a certification in Community Music Teaching and was awarded the Willow Hall Press Award for Harp.
In addition to playing orchestra concerts, many of the WSO musicians also provide music for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, anniversaries and birthdays. Many also offer offer private music instruction for both school-age and adult students — please contact each player individually with contact information provided on their biography page.
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Typical groupings of instruments include string trios and quartets (violin, viola, cello), brass groups (trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba), and woodwind ensembles (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon). Musicians also serve as soloists at special occasions such as:
• HOLIDAY GATHERINGS
• CORPORATE EVENTS
• SOCIAL EVENTS
• DINNER PARTIES
• MEMORIAL SERVICES
• BABY SHOWERS
• and more!