Houston-based harpist Chloe Tula is in demand for the musicality she brings to the stage, both as a soloist and an orchestral musician. Since making her solo debut with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at the age of sixteen, she has been featured as a soloist with the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. As an orchestral harpist, Ms. Tula has played with the Santa Fe Opera (2014), and currently performs in the Shepherd School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras under the direction of Larry Rachleff.
In 2014, Ms. Tula won the Anne Adams Awards, a national competition sponsored by the American Harp Society, as well as first prize in the Mildred Milligan Harp Competition in Houston, Texas. She has participated in the Saratoga Harp Colony, where she was coached by Elizabeth Hainen and María Luisa Rayan (2012). Ms. Tula has also played in masterclasses for Marie-Pierre Langlamet and Jana Bouskova at Lyon & Healy's 150th Birthday Festival.
Within the past year, Ms. Tula premiered several orchestral and chamber works, including a horn concerto featuring William VerMeulen. She also had the honor of being named a finalist for a Principal Harp position with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and semifinalist for the same position with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, both under the direction of Jaap van Zweden.
A Wisconsin native, Ms. Tula studied with Danis Kelly, Principal Harpist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where she is a student of former Principal Harpist of the Houston Symphony, Paula Page.