Gabriela Werries, originally from Bucharest, Romania, began her harp studies at the age of 10 at the George Enescu Music High School. She received her bachelor degree in harp performance from the Music University of Bucharest in 2004. After teaching harp in Romania for several years, she came to the United States in 2006 to pursue her master’s degree in harp performance. While completing a doctorate in harp performance, she taught harp at Louisiana State University’s Performing Arts Academy, and upon graduation became the teacher at LSU’s harp studio.
Dr. Werries is an accomplished solo performer and also has experience playing in orchestral settings (including Opera Louisiane, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Baton Rouge Symphony, Acadiana Symphony of Lafayette, LA, and the Gulf Coast Symphony of Biloxi, MS). She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Romania and the U.S., and has won multiple harp competitions in Romania and Bulgaria, as well as concerto competitions in the U.S.