She has set out to reconceptualize what a harp is capable of in pop culture. It’s no small task, but she certainly has the chops to pull it off.”
— Milk Crater
Natalie Lurie, a classically trained harpist living in Nashville, takes all of the Music City’s charms and guiles to heart on her debut EP.”
— Paste Magazine

Hailed as one of "5 harpists who really nail experimental pop music" (Paste Magazine), Natalie Lurie is a classically-trained harpist and singer-songwriter based in London. With a versatile background in different genres, she has command of the stage whether it be playing with the King's College Choir in King's Chapel in  Cambridge, England or performing her own songs in Cornelia Street Café in the West Village, New York. She  began her studies on the harp when she was seven years old and has studied with many of the world's leading harpists, notably Germaine Lorenzini, Isabelle Moretti, Isabelle Perrin, Sivan Magen, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Maria-Luisa Rayan and Susann McDonald under whom she completed her Bachelor's of Music at Indiana University. In her senior year at Indiana University, she won the prestigious Harp Concerto competition and performed the Concerto de Aranjuez as the featured soloist.  In 2014,  she was invited to participate in masterclasses with Judy Loman and Park Stickney and perform at the 150th anniversary celebration of Lyon & Healy, the world's leading harp manufacturers. She currently is pursuing her Master's degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Skaila Kanga, Catherine White, and Karen Vaughn.

 

Natalie has had a long-standing interest in expanding the harp beyond its traditional classical genre. She has studied with premier Jazz harpist Park Stickney, and has gained recognition for her instrumental pop arrangements on the harp. Her rendition of Adele's hit Rolling in the Deep received over a quarter of a million views on YouTube, and her collaboration of Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know with percussionist Evan Chapman, earned the two a personal invitation from Gotye to meet him at his show in Chicago. After graduating from Indiana University, she recorded at the legendary studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where she worked with original session musicians from the 1960s. Forced to take time off from classical music due to an arm injury,  she moved to Nashville, TN for several years where she established herself as a recording harpist and singer/songwriter, performing all over Music City. In March 2016, Natalie released her her debut EP No Mercy in the Night, of which The Huffington Post called the orchestration "remarkably luscious."  Songwriting Magazine wrote "There's a real grace and effortlessness to Lurie's songwriting." Natalie is currently a freelance harpist in London, playing with indie-rock band Dear Brother and teaches classical harp, as well as working on her upcoming record.