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John Carrington

Hailed by the Seattle Times as “outstanding, brilliant and expressive,” John Carrington is the principal harpist with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the Bellevue Philharmonic and the Auburn Symphony. He was also Guest Principal Harpist of the Seattle Symphony for several seasons with regular performances with Seattle Opera. This Seattle Harpist participated in their production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in 2005.

Other orchestras and groups John Carrington has performed with include Tacoma Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Federal Way Philharmonic, Thalia Symphony, Yakima Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Juneau Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony.

This Seattle Harpist has also played as soloist on invitation at the American Harp Society National Convention and the World Harp Congress. John Carrington has served as adjudicator and judge for the Washington State Solo competition, the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival, and the American Harp Society.

John Carrington background

John Carrington classical background includes performances with such conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Chales Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, Gerard Schwarz, and John Rutter. His popular music experience is equally notable, as he has shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Jose Carreras, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John, Rita Moreno, Doc Severinsen, and James Taylor, to name a few. He has also performed as solo harpist on Cunard Line’s “Queen Elizabeth 2” for its World Cruise on six continents.

John Carrington soundtracks

In addition, John Carrington is a sought-after recording artist, participating in more than 200 motion picture soundtracks, including “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Wedding Planner,” “Wedding Date,” “Wedding Crashers,” and several Disney, PBS Mystery, and Hallmark Hall of Fame productions. He received his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music after earning his Bachelor of Music from the University of Washington. This Seattle Harpist's teachers include Pamela Vokolek, Lynne Palmer and Alice Chalifoux.

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Country United States
City Seattle
State/Province Washington
Performer Type Musical Act

2 responses to “John Carrington”

  1. Julie Diaz says:

    “From the moment I met you and listened to you play at your charming home, I knew you would be a perfect addition to my wedding day! Thank you for providing me with your beautiful talent.” – Julie Diaz

  2. Patricia Cowan says:

    “I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you again for playing the harp at our reception. It was awesome to have you there, and the music was absolutely gorgeous. I have had many friends comment on how special it was to have live music, and how unique it was to have a harpist. I appreciated your professionalism, and working with you was a pleasure. You have a great sense of humor, and your interpersonal skills make it so easy to work with when arranging details of an event. This was especially useful in our situation since I was operating under such a short timeline. You followed through and delivered 100% on what you said you would do! THANKS” – Patricia Cowan

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