Inside the Practice Room

discussing the standards

Grace Browning, Emily Levin, and Cheryl Losey Feder are members of the Dallas Harp Quartet, and also top audition winners. Go inside their practice room as they perform and discuss standard classics.

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Song in the Night, by Carlos Salzedo

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss Song in the Night, by Carlos Salzedo.

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Variations on a Theme in Ancient Style, by Carlos Salzedo

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss Variations on a Theme in Ancient Style, by Carlos Salzedo.

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Fantaisie, by Marcel Grandjany

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss Fantaisie, by Marcel Grandjany.

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Sonata for Harp by Paul Hindemith

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss Sonata for Harp by Paul Hindemith.

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Au Matin, by Marcel Tournier

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss Au Matin, by Marcel Tournier.

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First Arabesque, by Claude Debussy

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss First Arabesque, by Claude Debussy.

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Danses Sacrée and Profane, by Claude Debussy

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss Danses Sacrée and Profane, by Claude Debussy.

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Impromptu, by Gabriel Fauré

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss Impromptu, Op. 86, by Gabriel Fauré.

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Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, by Mozart

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss the Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, K. 299 by W. A. Mozart.

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Andante-Allegro from Concerto in B-flat by G.F. Handel

In this course, members of the Dallas Harp Quartet perform and discuss the Andante-Allegro (mvt. 1) from Concerto in B-flat by G.F. Handel.

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About the artists

Grace Browning

After spending three years with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Grace moved to Dallas in 2014 to join the Dallas Opera Orchestra. A year later, she was appointed Principal Harpist of the Santa Fe Opera, where she continues to perform each summer. In 2018 she became principal harp with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Grace has also performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra as guest principal harp, and she appears regularly as second harp with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Grace has enjoyed participating in music festivals around the world including the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Learn more about Grace at gracebrowningharpist.com.

Emily Levin

Emily Levin is the principal harpist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Bronze Medal Winner of the 9th USA International Harp Competition. Her playing has been praised for its “communicative, emotionally intense expression” (Jerusalem Post) and the Herald Times commended her “technical wizardry and artistic intuition.” As a soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber collaborator, Levin brings the harp to the forefront of a diverse musical spectrum, using her instrument to connect with all audiences.  She is a 2016 Winner of the Astral Artists national auditions, and a top prizewinner at the International Harp Contest in Israel. Learn more about Emily at emilylevinharp.com.

Cherly Losey Feder

The newly appointed principal harp with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Cheryl Losey Feder has earned distinction as one of America’s leading young harpists. Top prizes include the Alice Rosner Prize at the Munich International Competition; First Prize and Grandjany Prize in the American Harp Society’s National Solo Competition; and First Prize in the American String Teacher’s Association National Solo Competition. In addition to serving as principal harp with the Sarasota Orchestra for eight years, Losey-Feder has also performed with As an orchestral harpist, she has performed with ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, and the New World Symphony. Learn more about Cheryl at clfharp.com.