Claire Marie Stam, Harpist
Enchantment. Elegance. Experience.
Claire was recently interviewed on SC Public Radio's "Sonatas and Soundscapes" to discuss her musical background, the history of the harp, life as a professional harpist, and the presence of harp in orchestral works.  Click on the link below to learn more about Claire and the harp!
South Carolina Public Radio Interview
Claire Marie Stam is a Greenville native and 2008 graduate of Furman University. She competed in the Miss South Carolina 2007 pageant as Miss Travelers Rest, where she was chosen as a non-finalist talent award winner and the Children's Miracle Network Miracle Maker. Claire served as Principal Harpist of the Carolina Youth Symphony for 8 years, with whom she performed at Carnegie Hall in 2001 and 2004, and has received multiple music scholarships, including the Crescent Music Club Lyndall Kane Scholarship. She has performed as a solo artist at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC and has been a featured artist in the national magazine publication, "Harp Column". Claire is an active member of the American Harp Society and has performed in several harp ensembles, including the Symposium for Young Harpists at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.   In addition to performing at private functions, Claire is a substitute harpist for the Brevard Philharmonic.  She began learning the harp at age 8 and has been playing professionally in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia for over 20 years.


"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo

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