2024 Adjudicators

Lori Gemmell


Lori Gemmell

Lori has been harpist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) since 1999. Before joining the KWS, she played with Orchestra London and with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lori received her Master's degree from the University of Toronto where she studied with eminent harpist, Judy Loman. Her other teaching influences included Catherine Michel in Paris, France and Alice Chalifoux in Camden, Maine.

She has been a regular performer with the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Belladonna and Le NEM, a contemporary chamber group in Montreal with whom she toured through Europe and Japan. She has had solo concerto performances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Orchestra London and is a member of the Four Seasons Harp Quartet.

Lori has played on recordings with singer-songwriters Kevin Fox, and the Grammy-nominated The Reminder by Feist. She enjoys creating performances of music and story with her husband, Tom Allen.