Gréta Ásgeirsson is an award-winning harpist with two decades of experience providing music for any and every event and setting. Based in Washington DC, she has performed at the Kennedy Center, the U.S. Capitol, State Department, Blair House, Symphony Hall, Boston, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, and Carnegie Hall.
Gréta can be regularly seen performing at VIP events in D.C. for ambassadors, public officials, and members of our armed forces. Before coming to D.C, Gréta was an active orchestral and chamber musician in Boston and Chicago. She performed with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Ballet, Portland Symphony Orchestra (ME), and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestras while also serving as the principal harpist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
In addition to her orchestral experience, Gréta has performed at weddings, bridal showers, and other special events across the country and in Europe. Gréta approaches each event with creativity and special care. She takes pride in personally helping you select elegant music that is unique to your memorable experience, and can accommodate any size of event and budget.
No stranger to performing a wide variety of music and styles, Gréta made her Carnegie Hall debut with John Rutter and the New England Symphonic Ensemble and then toured Florida with Barry Manilow in January 2011. Gréta has been hailed as “crisp confident, and soulful” and a “wonder” in countless performances of Debussy's Danses Sacrée et Profane, Handel's Harp Concerto, Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, Ravel's Introduction et Allegro, and Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. In addition to her performances in D.C., Greta continues to serve as principal harpist of the Lexington Symphony (MA) and the New England Symphony Orchestra (MA).
Gréta holds a Bachelors of Music degree in harp performance from the Boston University School of Music and a Masters of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Comfortable in every setting and with every style of music, Greta will bring elegance, artistry, and trusted experience to your next event. Greta's personal approach to working with her clients will ensure that the music for your event is a perfect and unique expression of the music that inspires and moves you. With such a great variety of music available, Greta enjoys adapting new and non-traditional music to the harp. Please feel free to request your favorites!