Tracing lessons back to one of the harp’s great pedagogues.When you look back through your family’s genealogy, you see that you got a lot more from your roots than your last name; you find common traits and characteristics that are passed down from generation to generation. The same can be said for your harp lineage. Combing back through your harp heritage can tell you a lot about your musical self. We’ve traced one harp line back to perhaps the most charismatic master of the modern harp—Carlos Salzedo.
Heidi Lehwalder studied with Salzedo beginning at age 10. Despite her youth, he had a profound impact on her playing and, eventually, her teaching. Through her many professorships and international masterclasses, she in turn has instructed many of the up-and-coming professional harpists of our world.