Jillian brings a unique touch to your special event with the elegance and beauty of live harp music. With over 20 years of performance experience at more than 1,500 events, ceremonies, concerts, and recitals through out California, Seattle, Nevada, Utah, New York City, London and France. Jillian is available as a solo harpist and also offers a harp/flute, harp/violin duo and a harp/flute or violin/cello trio. Her musical talent has brought a touch of class and elegance to weddings, receptions, funerals, bar mitzvahs, corporate functions, office parties, school presentations, and holiday programs throughout the United States and Europe.
Jillian is a proud native Southern Californian from Long Beach, CA. Jillian holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Harp Performance from California Institute of the Arts as well as a Bachelor of Music in Performance- Harp from California State University- Long Beach.
She is currently Principal Harpist with The Industry Opera Company, West Coast Symphony, and Long Beach Ballet Company. She has performed with Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Symphony, Dana Point Symphony, Mozaic Festival Symphony Orchestra, LA Jewish Symphony, The Hollywood Epic Brass, Huntington Beach Symphony, and LA Harptette. She has also performed with Grammy Award winning and nominated artists such as Diane Schuur, Melissa Manchester, The Irish Tenors, and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet. Musical Theater/ Theater Companies she has worked closely with would be the LAMC, 3-D Theatricals, Good People Theater Company, Musical Theater West, The Lewis Family Playhouse, and the Independent Shakespeare Company.
Jillian has worked with composer's of note; Christopher Cerrone (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Jeffrey Holmes (new music composer of note), Jeff Russo ( “Fargo” FX TV Series), Mark Isham (“Once Upon a Time” TV Series) and many others. Film credits include “Blue Angel” (2016), HBO Miniseries “Crime” (2016), “Papa Hemingway in Cuba” (2015), “The Ground Beneath Their Feet” (2014), and “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story” (2010), and harp coach for "The Grumpy Harpist" from "Gilmore Girls".