A native of San Francisco, Natalie grew up in a musical family. Her father owned a classical music station and her mother was a concert violinist. She began her training on the pedal harp and celtic harp simultaneously at age 18.
Natalie also plays with many contemporary music ensembles in the Bay Area, such as Earplay, the Empyrean Ensemble and Composers, Inc. She is principal harp with the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Festival Opera Orchestra. A regular studio musician, she is heard on many film scores. With the Pacific Arts Trio, she produced Classical Fantasy and Reverie, Music of Claude Debussy. She also plays with Cello, Flute and Violin.
Laura Simpson is one of the country’s foremost harpists. Her extensive career includes performances around the globe. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Laura performs regularly at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, and has performed extensively at the Fairmont and Palace Hotels locally, and many hotels worldwide.
Laura’s repertoire includes a wide variety of classical, jazz, pop, Broadway and movie themes. Her wide range of material and versatility puts her in demand for corporate and private events as well as dozens of weddings each year. She also plays with her Laurel Duo, Trio and Quartet.