Lori Gemmell has simultaneous careers as an orchestral and chamber musician, a soloist, and a teacher. A graduate of the University of Toronto, where she studied with the eminent harpist Judy Loman, she is currently principal harp player with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly, and has toured Europe and Japan, with Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne de Montréal. She has played as guest soloist with the National Arts Centre orchestra, the Edmonton and Kitchener-Waterloo symphonies, and Orchestra London Canada. In 2000, she won second prize in the Canadian Concerto Competition, and in 2001, she participated in the 14th International Harp Contest in Israel. She teaches both at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario, and at her studio in Toronto.