Historical harpist Paula Fagerberg performs regularly at early music festivals and university concert halls in the U.S. and abroad, and makes frequent guest appearances with such ensembles as Chatham Baroque, The Dallas Bach Society, The Rose Ensemble, The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and The American Bach Soloists. Internationally, she has performed at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, given a concert on antique pedal harps at Oxford University, and toured Perú and Bolívia playing colonial Latin American music on the Spanish arpa de dos órdenes, the baroque harp played here with The Folger Consort.
Paula attended graduate school at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, where she studied the art of continuo with lutenist Nigel North and historical harps with Andrew Lawrence-King. She also holds a degree in historical harp performance from Clayton State University, where she was named a Spivey Scholar and The University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar.
Paula was featured in the recent PBS documentary Harp Dreams as an expert on the history of the harp. She is co-founder of the touring and recording ensemble Armonia Celeste, which specializes in seventeenth-century Italian vocal and instrumental repertoire; the group was a finalist in the 2011 Early Music America/Naxos recording competition, and has appeared on some of the most prestigious concert series in the United States. She lives in Atlanta with her young family.