“It was so lovely to have Leigh play the Harp for our wedding ceremony. We chose many Italian inspired ballads, which really made our ceremony feel special, such as it was straight out of a fairytale.”~Ana Homes
Hire Leigh Brown to play lovely music at your next Portland event
From wine tasting events & country clubs, to private parties & luncheons, live harp music enhances any gathering.
Make your wedding distinctive with music that is special and means something to you. With lead time, Leigh can perform your requests.
Add an extra touch of class to your next grand opening, holiday party, art show, or other special event with live harp music.
Harpist & Winemaker
Leigh Brown is a professional harpist who has performed as a soloist and in ensembles and orchestras in Oregon, Indiana, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the World Harp Congress in Prague. Born in Indiana, she began her musical training on piano at the age of six and on harp at age eight. She continued her music education while still in high school at the world-renowned School of Music (now Jacobs School of Music) at Indiana University. As an undergraduate, she received a scholarship to study with Distinguished Professor of Harp Susann McDonald in the largest harp department in the world. She graduated in 2001 with a degree in harp performance and was awarded the special distinction of a Performer’s Certificate. At IU Leigh performed with various orchestras, harp ensembles and chamber groups and in the ballet and opera series. During her last year of college, she won the Career Award in Music from the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition, Bloomington Chapter.
Leigh performs classical to contemporary to pop and jazz for all types of events in the Portland area. She is also learning to play the drums! She loves wine and has her own wine brand called Lolati Wines and resides in Oregon wine country with her husband and three border collies.
Leigh can play a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, classical, and pop.
It felt like I was in a movie
Kind, Patient & Responsive
“Thank you for your kind, patient and responsive character. I’m so glad you were able to provide music for my daughter’s wedding. My soul and mother of the bride nerves were soothed from your music!- Paige Ponder, Hospitality Lead at Beacon Hill Winery” – Patty Sherve, mother of the bride
Your music helped suspend reality
“Your music helped suspend reality, and made me feel like I was floating in a dream towards the love of my life. Thank you for being there for us on our special day and knocking it out of the ballpark!” – Ege Yalcinbas, Bride
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding!
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The music was absolutely perfect. Our guests were so impressed with you (especially my dad!). The music made all the difference. It was the best day of our lives! Thank you for being there to be part of it.” – Hayley & Gabby, brides
Leigh was kind, graceful and lovely to work with.
“Live music is such an impactful addition to a wedding and having a live harpist like Leigh is the icing on the cake. A beautiful way to elevate your wedding or event. Leigh was kind, graceful and lovely to work with. A must have!” – Elise Handler, Wedding coordinator with Keen Events
Such a fun and elegant flair
Kind, Patient and Responsive
Best harpist ever!
“We are SO HAPPY to have found Leigh! She played the most beautiful music for our guests arriving, played the music for my groom walking down, our bridal party and me walking down the aisle. Everyone LOVED that we had a harpist and told us just how beautiful her music was. Thank you Leigh for sticking with us through THREE postponements (take that COVID19, We still made 2020 our year!!) If you are looking for the BEST HARPIST, do yourself a huge favor and hire Leigh. You will NOT regret it! She is AWESOME! :)” ~Jessica Silebi, Bride
Your work was amazing!
“Leigh, thank you so much for your services! You were amazing! You were very professional and easy to work with and worked with our requests. Thank you for making my wedding very elegant and something that my guests will remember. I will definitely be hiring you again for any event where I need some elegance. Your prices were reasonable and you were able to fit us in on such short notice. You are the best!” ~Saydi Calderon, Bride
Wonderful musician and easy to work with
“Leigh was very responsive to all of our questions concerning her performance. She made wonderful suggestions for songs – and was even willing to learn a new song that my daughter was considering. She was timely and able to assemble all of her own equipment at the venue. Trustworthy, great skills and an easy going attitude to our needs for the wedding is how I would describe Leigh.” ~Kim Jenkins
Her music was beautiful
“We hired Leigh to perform at our wedding ceremony. She was great! She was very communicative and thoughtful throughout the planning stages, and on the day of, she was punctual, easy to work with, and her music was beautiful. We couldn’t be happier and we highly recommend Leigh.” ~Chris Sweeney, Groom