Claire Happel Ashe is a professional wedding harpist based in Chicago, Illinois. As a classically-trained musician and educator, Claire has been providing beautiful music to Chicago celebrations including weddings, receptions, cocktail hours, and rehearsal dinners at venues such as the Drake Hotel in Chicago and Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for over a decade. She holds degrees in harp performance from Yale and the University of Illinois and has performed for audiences all over the world in halls ranging from the Rudolfinum in Prague to Carnegie Hall in New York to Symphony Center in Chicago.
With an extensive repertoire of musical selections, Claire is available to soundtrack every stage of your wedding day, including the ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour. She cherishes the opportunity to be a part of each couple’s special day and approaches each event with professionalism and passion. Lauded for her versatility and personable manner, she works closely with each couple to create a perfect, personalized playlist of songs.