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.
Christina's orchestral concerto appearances include the Wilmington Symphony, Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, and Maranatha Symphony. As a solo harpist, Christina has performed throughout India and 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. At the Fresh Inc. Festival in 2014 they performed the world premieres of two works: The Juniper Tree by Rebekah Larkin and Wei Dai's Alchemy. In the summer of 2015, Lilac 94 embarked on a Midwest tour which featured world-premieres of three newly-commissioned pieces. 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 other ensemble experience includes the Fayetteville Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, Eastman Philharmonia, Sound Exchange Orchestra, Orchard Park Symphony, Genesee Valley Symphony, Cornell Symphony, and the Pierre Monteux Summer Festival Orchestra.
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.