Deborah Braun

Principal Harp

  • Instrument: Harp
  • Member Since: 1992

Deborah Braun is currently the principal harpist with the Niagara Symphony. She has performed with the NSA since 1992. Deborah began her studies on the harp with Doris Sharing, former principal harpist with the NSA. Since that time she studied with Suzanne Thomas of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Eileen Malone at the Eastman School of Music and with Eileen Pamphilon in Cambridge England. To her credit, Deborah has recorded twice with the Brock Music Department, and twice with the Niagara Children's Chorus. Deborah is also a well established free lance musician in the Niagara community. Deborah has performed much of the major choral repertoire written for chorus and harp and is regularly invited by choruses in the Golden Horseshoe area to perform. Performing in chamber ensembles is also of particular interest to Deborah. She enjoys performing with the Gallery Players, a well established chamber ensemble in the Niagara area, and of course most often with her husband David and their trio Glissandi--a harp, flute, and violin combination that has recorded three CD's together. A concert tour of southern England in 1997 provided the inspiration for many of the arrangements on their first recording Serenity. In addition to her performing, Deb is a Registered Real Estate Agent with Royal LePage Niagara.