Heralded by the Classical Voice of North Carolina as having “exceptional skill,” Leigh Stringfellow enjoys a multi-faceted career as a harpist. She maintains a thriving private harp studio and plays a variety of concerts and events as a freelance harpist. She is Principal Harpist for the Durham Symphony and and teaches students of all ages. Through performances and teaching, Leigh hopes to continue grow the harp community with both amateur and professional players and avid listeners.
As an orchestral harpist, Leigh subs frequently with the local orchestras and has appeared with the North Carolina Symphony, Durham Symphony Orchestra, Raleigh Civic Symphony, UNCG Orchestra, Chapel Hill Philharmonia, Tar River Orchestra and Appalachian Symphony Orchestra. She most enjoys presenting chamber works with her orchestral colleagues. And always enjoys attending numerous weddings & special events providing classical music and ambience. She began gigging at age 14.
In North Carolina, Leigh was thrilled to join a 90 piece orchestra for" Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses," an internationally traveling show that made an appearance at DPAC in Durham as well as playing with the Indie Rock Band, Lost in the Trees at Duke.
In the Seattle area, Leigh appeared as a performer at the American Harp Society Conference in Tacoma, WA and was pleased to play in the US Premiere of Valeri Kikta’s “The Light of the Silent Stars,” for chorus and six harps at Pacific Lutheran University. She also thoroughly enjoyed playing live on the air on Classic King FM in Seattle and of course traveling to New York City to play at the famed Carnegie Hall at the age of 18.
Having grown up in the Seattle area playing the harp and earned a BA in music from Vassar College in New York. Leigh now lives in Carrboro with her husband, daughter and the family dog, Sagan.