When you meet Laurie, ask her… Did she know Erik growing up? How does she travel with a harp? What other instruments can she play?
Laurie Meister is a freelance performing and teaching harpist in Houston. In addition to performing as ROCO’s principal harp, she also plays regularly as a substitute with the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera orchestras. She has performed as guest harpist with the Milwaukee Symphony, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, North Carolina Symphony, Florida Symphony and New World Symphony orchestras. She has appeared as concert soloist with the Houston Chamber Orchestra, Greenbriar Consortium, Brazos Valley Symphony and Concord Chamber Orchestra. Laurie has served on the faculties at the Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp as well as the American Festival for the Arts. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her major teachers have been Paula Page and Danis Kelly. Laurie is married to Houston Symphony double-bassist Donald Howey and they are the proud parents of Ian, 6 and Gunther, 2.