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Kate Loughrey
Carlsbad, California, 92010
United States
Metro Area: San Diego, Orange &
Los Angeles Counties
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Telephone: (760) 845-0693
Email: kateharpist@gmail.com
Web: www.CaliforniaHarpist.com
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Local Travel: 100 miles
International Gigs: Yes
Performing Since: 1996

If you're looking for a harpist in Southern California, you've come to the right place. With over ten years of professional experience playing for weddings, special occasions, and concert engagements, I can provide elegant and tasteful music for any event. I offer a wide variety of classical, jazz, pop, folk, and seasonal standards, and also take special requests. You can view my full repertoire list on my website: www.CaliforniaHarpist.com.

Some of the many local venues I've played at include the Aviara Four Seasons, the San Diego Marriott and Marina, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the Westgate Hotel, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the San Diego Public Library, the La Jolla Women's Club, the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center, and the California Center for the Arts Escondido, to name just a few.

If you would like a price quote, please contact me directly and mention HarpGigs.com. Thank you for your interest!



A dynamic and engaging performer, Kate Loughrey is known for her versatility playing classical, jazz, and world music. As an alumna of HarpFusion, the internationally acclaimed touring ensemble, she has toured as a member and soloist to Asia, Europe, and throughout the U.S. Kate has also performed several world premieres for symphonic and chamber ensembles and is active as both an arranger and composer for solo harp. She has placed as a finalist twice in the American Harp Society Foundation Awards national competition and as a semi-finalist for the National Alliance for Excellence in Performing Arts. In addition to performing, Kate maintains an active teaching studio, offering lessons to students at all ages and levels, and she is the current Vice-President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Harp Society.

Kate holds a Master of Music in Harp Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University as well as a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the University of Arizona. She has also studied at l'Ecole Normale de Musique d'Alfred Cortot in Paris and completed the British-based Royal School of Music harp syllabus with distinction. Kate is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology and a Provost's Fellow at the University of Southern California.

Listen to Audio Samples: www.CaliforniaHarpist.com/Audio.html
Desired Events:
  • Anniversary
  • Banquet
  • Birthday
  • Christmas Party
  • Community Event
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Dance
  • Fund Raiser
  • Grand Opening
  • Hotel
  • Private Party
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Shower
  • Wedding
  • Other
Price Details:

If you would like more information regarding availability, booking, and pricing, please visit my website at www.CaliforniaHarpist.com or contact me directly by phone or email.

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"Everyone raved about you and your beautiful music. Thank you SO much...I am sure we will have you back someday for another event and definitely recommend you!"

- Aviara Women's Club

"Thank you for a truly marvelous concert. So many people spoke with me after the concert to say they had no idea of the range of music produced by a harp. Of course it had much to do with your virtuosity."

 - Friends of the Scripps Ranch Library

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