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Q and A with Kirsten Agresta Copely

Q and A with Kirsten Agresta Copely

New York and Nashville harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely has been defying genres for decades. Since winning the bronze medal in the first USA International Harp Competition, she has gone on to perform in film soundtracks, work with many Billboard 100 top artists, and...

Q and A with Maria Krushevskaya

Q and A with Maria Krushevskaya

When Russian harpist Maria Krushevskaya won the principal harp position with the Bolshoi Theatre in October, she became the first harpist to hold the position since Natalia Shameeva retired in 2003. Though she is performs with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra,...

Q and A with Edmar Castaneda

Q and A with Edmar Castaneda

Edmar Castaneda has been making waves in the music industry for over two decades. Known for his signature blend of jazz infused with Latin American rhythms and rapid-fire notes, Castaneda performs on his llanera harp around the world. His latest album, Harp vs. Harp,...

Q and A with Joseph Rebman

Q and A with Joseph Rebman

We recently came across a YouTube video of harpist Joseph Rebman performing his own concerto with orchestra as part of the Mostly Modern Festival that takes place every June in Saratoga Springs. Titled Hyperion, the concerto encompasses a wide range of techniques and...

Q and A with Elzbieta Szmyt

Q and A with Elzbieta Szmyt

Recently, Harp Column announced the addition of Elzbieta Szmyt to the roster of composers and arrangers at Harp Column Music. As professor of harp and co–chair of the harp department at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, Szmyt has taught classical repertoire...

Q and A with Grace Browning

Q and A with Grace Browning

By now, you've probably seen the Dallas Harp Quartet video of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. What you might not know is that it was recorded in the oldest chapel in the United States, and that the production process took a full year! We reached out to founding...

Q and A with Katryna Tan

Q and A with Katryna Tan

Have you ever participated in a harp flash mob? Or seen a harp musical? These are just a few events scheduled to take place at the Singapore Harp Festival next month. After seeing the lineup for the four–day festival, we just had to know more, so we reached out to...

Q and A with Gréta Ásgeirsson

Q and A with Gréta Ásgeirsson

With the conclusion of the American Harp Society National Competition, the AHS Summer Institute has commenced in Winston–Salem, N.C. One of the first concerts of the conference features the Armed Forces Harp Sextet performing alongside Marcela Mendez, Maria Luisa...

Q and A with Erin Brooker–Miller

Q and A with Erin Brooker–Miller

As of this week, we are one month away from the start of the 11th USA International Harp Competition, which takes place July 3–13 in Bloomington, Ind. Erin Brooker–Miller, the USAIHC executive director, oversees it all, from coordinating housing for the competitors to...

Q and A with Abigail Kent

Q and A with Abigail Kent

The American Harp Society Summer Institute is exactly three weeks away, which means Abigail Kent is wrapping up her two years as the AHS Concert Artist. With the national competition set to take place June 16–19, we wanted to get her take on the experience and find...