Professional harpist and private teacher in Chicago offering performances for symphonies, recording studios, weddings, galas, religious services and choirs etc.
Harpist LeAnne Bennion was the perfect elegant addition to our beautiful event at the Woman's Athletic Club! She is very gifted musically! LeAnne selected lovely pieces to play and was sensitive as to when to play softer and when to be more center stage. If we ever have a similar need we will definitely book her again! So glad I discovered Gigsalad!
She was awesome!!! Her dress was beautiful. So professional.
She did a beautiful job! Everyone absolutely loved her! What a special touch to our day!
LeAnne was a pleasure to work with. She was very easy to communicate with and did a wonderful job for my event. She was very professional and my guests really enjoyed her music! I would highly recommend her for any of your musical needs!
Price Range: $300-$1,000 depending on the event
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
I will always be at least an hour early to your event to make sure that my set up and details are all in place. I have a variety of music that I usually play for background music that includes classical, jazz, broadway and popular tunes. If you would like a specific genre played please let me know at the time of booking me and I will be happy to accommodate your request. Specific requests are also welcome and will incur a small fee for my preparation time. I love doing events and have ten years of event experience so at any time feel free to ask me any questions. I am happy to inform and communicate.
With 13 years of experience, LeAnne Bennion has been highly praised for her masterful ability to create a classy atmosphere for any event. She has played at distinguished venues such as The Palmer House, The Drake Tower, St. James Cathedral, The Chicago Symphony Hall and she currently plays for tea time at the Langham Hotel.
Miss Bennion earned a Masters of Music from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts studying with the principal harpist of The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marguerite Lynn Williams. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the University of Utah. Her past principal teachers include Louise Vickerman (Utah Symphony harpist), Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, Dr. Cathy Clayton and Dr. Heidi Hernandez (Pheonix Symphony harpist).
As a concert harpist and classical artist, LeAnne has performed with Chicago Philharmonic, Chicago Symphonic Winds, The Salt Lake Symphony, Salt Lake Pops Orchestra and The Cathedral Choir of the St. James, among others. During her time as principal harpist of the Utah Wind Symphony, she performed at the distinguished Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Her talent has been heard by noted audiences such as The Musicians Club of Salt Lake City, the President of Liechtenstein and the Governor of Utah, Gary Herbert. As a featured performer, she has played in countries across Europe and South America.
Miss Bennion has managed a private studio for seven years and currently teaches at The Chicago School of Music. She has been a yearly guest adjudicator at the annual Utah Spring Harp Festival as well as a presenter and staff for the annual Arizona Harp Experience harp camp. As a freelance harpist and experienced chamber artist, she actively plays for all event types.
As a resident of Chicago she enjoys exploring the city and blogging about her new adventures.
Upcoming Booked Events
|February 16, 2019 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 08, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|August 31, 2018 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Bridal Shower|
|May 19, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 30, 2017 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 22, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 01, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Grand Opening|
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