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Q and A with Elisa Thorn

Q and A with Elisa Thorn

Canadian harpist and composer Elisa Thorn is thinking outside the box when it comes to sharing her work during the pandemic. Her latest project, The Years in Between, is a digital residency presented in collaboration with Vancouver New Music. It is a 26-minute sound...

Q and A with Gracie Sprout and Liska Yamada

Q and A with Gracie Sprout and Liska Yamada

Classically trained harpists and pals Gracie Sprout and Liska Yamada have found non-traditional paths to success with touring artists. We caught up with them to find out more about life on the road. Tell us about who you have been performing with. How did you get the...

Q and A with March to May

Q and A with March to May

Seattle folk duo March to May recently released their second studio album, What I Was and More. The duo, featuring Elizabeth Wesche on harp and Darren Guyaz on piano and guitar, is committed to breaking genre boundaries with their music. They describe their sound as...

Q and A with Marguerite Lynn Williams

Q and A with Marguerite Lynn Williams

Marguerite Lynn Williams is no stranger to the concert stage. She has served as principal harpist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2011 and is a member of the Chicago Harp Quartet, International Chamber Artists, and La Folia, a flute and harp chamber duo. She...

Q and A with Maeve Gilchrist

Q and A with Maeve Gilchrist

Lever harpist and composer Maeve Gilchrist has been making waves for her diverse career performing music influenced by Celtic and folk sounds, electronics, and other improvisatory styles. Her impressive career has led to collaborations with artists such as Viktor...

Q and A with Parker Ramsay

Q and A with Parker Ramsay

Bach’s music has long inspired performers and scholars to revisit and adapt the Baroque master’s works for modern instruments, including the harp.  From Henriette Renié and Marcel Grandjany in the 20th century to Laura Sherman and Catrin Finch in recent years, the...

Q and A with Joel von Lerber

Q and A with Joel von Lerber

Joel von Lerber first leapt onto the musical scene in 2013 after winning the Louis Spohr Competition in Germany. Following that feat, he was awarded sixth prize in the USA International Harp Competition (2013), third prize at the Golden Harp Competition in Russia...

Q and A with Morwenna Louttit-Vermaat

Q and A with Morwenna Louttit-Vermaat

Morwenna Louttit–Vermaat and husband Creag recently caught the attention of Yahoo News for their innovative Rainbow Harp, a system of color–coded strings that can aid in the process of note–reading. Louttit–Vermaat, a harpist with dyslexia, told Yahoo that growing up,...

Q and A with Angelica Hairston

Q and A with Angelica Hairston

Harpist, educator, and activist Angelica Hairston's work in the arts has been recognized for its impressive vision and scope. Last year she was named a SphinxLead fellow, a mentorship program created to empower arts leaders of color and also received a 2019 Governor's...

Q and A with Anaëlle Tourret

Q and A with Anaëlle Tourret

At the age of 25, Anaëlle Tourret was named principal harpist with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, Germany. A little over a year later, she successfully completed her one–year trial, so we thought it would be a good time to ask her about her experiences...