With both a decade of experience as a wedding & event harpist and degrees in classical harp performance, Amy Nam is equally at home performing solo on stage or playing background music for your wedding or event!
A confident and energetic performer, Twin Cities-based harpist Amy Nam has appeared as a soloist with the McGill Contemporary Ensemble, the Vanderbilt University Orchestra, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival Orchestra. She holds a master’s degree in harp performance from McGill University, where she studied harp with Montreal Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Jennifer Swartz, as well as a master’s degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied harp with Kathleen Bride. She completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University, where she studied harp with Marian Shaffer and graduated with first honors as the Blair School of Music Founder’s Medalist.
Nam has written a number of works both for the harp and other instrumental ensembles. Recently, Nam received funding through Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning program to write and perform a new piece with the Rochester, NY-based ensemble fivebyfive. In 2018 Nam’s work Somewhere to Elsewhere, for harp and ensemble, was selected from nearly 700 entries for a BMI Student Composer Award. In 2020, she won the Lyra Society’s 7th Annual Costello Competition for Composition.