Harpist Lauren Hayes distinguishes herself in the areas of contemporary music, chamber music, ensemble performance, and harp instruction. Hayes was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2018, performs as an extra musician with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and will be a guest harpist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in the 2019/20 season. Hayes performs with the Chicago Composer’s Orchestra and the Atlanta-based ensemble, Chamber Cartel. Ms. Hayes served as a Teaching Artist with the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble in Atlanta, GA. She gave her Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2012 and was awarded third prize in the 2013 American Harp Society National Competition. She holds a Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies from Roosevelt University (2019), a Master of Arts in Harp with Distinction from the London Royal Academy of Music (2016), and a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the University of Arizona (2014).