Liana Alpino is a Nashville-based harpist with eighteen years of playing experience. She graduated with a minor in Classical Harp Performance, a Bachelor of Business Administration (Music Business Degree) and a Bachelor of Music (Commercial Music - Harp degree) from Belmont University in May 2015.
She regularly performs with Belmont University music ensembles and was the Principal harpist of the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra for five years. She has also performed with Orchestra Kentucky, the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nashville Composer Collective, and is principal harpist of the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra.
Additionally, she is a member of World Fiddle Ensemble - a string quintet that creates distinctive arrangements of World music, from Celtic to Arabic, to modern Pop and Rock - and performs regularly across the country. Alpino also regularly enjoys playing and collaborating with local musicians including May Hwen, Storm Craver, and Roy “Futureman” Wooten.
Her most recent honors include performing in several televised Christmas at Belmont concerts, performing the Handel Harp Concerto in B Flat Major with Belmont University’s Chamber Orchestra in November 2014, and being a selected performer at the NAfME National Conference, which was held in Kentucky in March 2014. Liana has had the opportunity to perform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, The Basement and Mercy Lounge and has recorded at Ocean Way Studios and Sound Emporium Studios.
She has attended several harp programs including Young Artist’s Harp Seminar, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Rocky Mountain Springs Harp Program, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival. She has studied under the tutelage of Vince Zentner, Marian Shaffer, Heidi Jellison, Kimberly Rowe, Grace Bauson, Julie Ann Smith, and Paula Bressman.
Liana has previous harp instruction experience with the Williamsburg Youth Harp Society, as a counselor at the Rocky Mountain Springs Harp Program, and via her private studio.
Liana is currently accepting harp students of all ages and skill levels.
Orchestra Kentucky, The Planets (2017)
Nashville Symphony Free Day of Music – Featured Performer with World Fiddle Ensemble (2016)
Orchestra Kentucky, The Music of Abba (2016)
Tennessee Performing Arts Center Gala – Featured Performer (2016)
The Legend of Zelda Tour - Memphis date (2016)
Tokens Radio Show – Featured Performer with World Fiddle Ensemble (2016)
Christmas at Belmont (PBS televised) (2010-2016)
Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, Made in America! (2015)
Meridian Symphony Fun Fest – Featured Performer with World Fiddle Ensemble (2014-2015)
NafME National Conference, Selected Performer (2014)