Hailed as one of "5 harpists who really nail experimental pop music" (Paste Magazine), Natalie Lurie is a classically-trained harpist 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 Cambridge, England or performing her own songs at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. She has participated in festivals in France and studied with many of the world's leading harpists, notably Germaine Lorenzini, Isabelle Moretti (Paris Conservatoire), Marie-Pierre Langlamet (Berlin Philharmonic), and world-renowned Susann McDonald under whom she completed her Bachelor's of Music at Indiana University. In her senior year, she won the Harp Concerto competition and performed the Aranjuez Concerto as the featured soloist. For the 150th anniversary celebration of Lyon & Healy, the world's leading harp manufacturers, Natalie was invited to participate in masterclasses and perform. She currently is pursuing her Master's degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is a recipient of the Martin Music Scholarship Fund harp fellowship, administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Natalie has had a long-standing interest in expanding the harp beyond its traditional classical genre, and spent three years in Nashville, TN 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 actively freelances in London, playing with ensembles such as the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra and indie-rock band Dear Brother. She also is an avid teacher, and co-founded Hampstead Harp Class, a weekly class for young London-based harpists offering harp ensemble, chamber music and performance classes.
Natalie’s family has been coming to Martha’s Vineyard since the 1960s. Her father taught sailing at the Chilmark Community Center, where she and her siblings were both campers and counselors. Her favorite thing to do on the Vineyard is sail on Quitsa Pond and watercolor in Menemsha with her Grandmother.