Shipping Out


Emily Granger is a founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet. She currently resides in Sydney, Australia, and performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, and Orchestra Victoria.

Shipping your harp halfway around the world is not for the faint of heart

During a month long concert tour of Australia, I met a composer, fell in love, and decided to move from my home in Chicago to Sydney. I applied for a work visa, found a harp friendly apartment, and started connecting with local harpists. Not surprising for the readers of this magazine, shipping my harp was the most daunting part of the entire move.

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I'm a founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet and have performed with the Chicago, Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Opera Australia Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. I’ve performed with Janelle Monáe, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Ricardo Muti, and for the Steve Harvey Show on NBC.

1 Comment

  1. cathie-harrop on

    HI I attended your amazing concert at St Lukes Church Remuera Auckland NZ last week .
    I have told my students – both pedal and lever, the various effects that can be used to get a variety of sounds.
    I think most of them thought I was having a laugh! “yea right bits of paper in the strings”. When you played such a wide range of music I think my teaching credibility hit the roof.
    Thank you so much- I don’t know where many of the Auckland harpists and their teachers were but they missed a treat that I suspect will be a long time coming our way again.
    Enjoy Australia and please come and visit us again before too long.
    Cathie Harrop NZ

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