Award-winning performer and composer Liana Alpino is one of Music City’s premier harpists. Equally at home playing in Nashville’s legendary live music scene, entertaining hundreds of guests at an upscale event, or performing on stage with one of the region’s symphony orchestras, she has carved a niche combining her classical training with her passion for creating new music.
Alpino’s versatility makes her an in-demand-artist in Nashville’s vibrant music culture. She has performed with Keith and Kristyn Getty, Kathy Mattea, ABBA’s original band members, and Roy “Futureman” Wooten. She’s also a regular with a number of professional orchestras, including the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green. In 2021, Alpino was a soloist with the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra after winning the adult division of its concerto competition. Alpino has also shared her musical talents on screen, performing for Lifetime TV’s hit reality show Married at First Sight, and Nashville’s Channel 4 News program profiled her innovative neighborhood driveway concert series in 2020.
Best-known in the harp world for her thoughtful compositions and signature pop arrangements for the instrument, Alpino loves to expand the harp’s repertoire by writing new music for the instrument. She was a winner of the 2021 Atlanta Harp Center Composition Competition with an original work titled Sueño. You can watch a YouTube video of Alpino performing Sueño at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe where she is also the music venue’s brand manager. Alpino is active on the local and national levels of the harp community. She is the president of the Nashville Chapter of the American Harp Society, and she was recently named editor of Harp Column Music, where she curates the digital music retailer’s collection of over 4,000 titles.
Alpino’s multi-faceted career is no accident. In 2015 she became the first harpist to graduate from Nashville’s Belmont University with a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music, which she earned alongside a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business and a minor in Classical Harp Performance.
You can find Alpino on social media at the tongue-in-cheek handle @harpthrob and on the web at lianaalpino.com.
As one of Music City’s premier harpists, Liana has performed for these esteemed clients and others:
- Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Winner, 2021
- Baby shower of Kevin Byard (Tennessee Titans)
- Wedding of The Voice finalist Adam Wakefield to Jenny Leigh
- Lifetime’s hit reality show Married at First Sight (pictured)
- Veterans Day Concert at the Grand Ole Opry
- Writers Night at The Bluebird Cafe
- Nashville Opera Patron Party
- Christmas at Belmont, PBS televised (2010-2017, 2022)
- The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour (Memphis)
- Go Red for Women Fashion Show, The Parthenon in Nashville