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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Nutcracked #145358

    I have only ever played Nutcracker with a second harpist ONCE in my entire career (& that was at a training orchestra course). I don’t think I could play it with two now I have played the combined part for so long….

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: How many of you drive a NON Harp car?? #103436

    I have only owned a Mazda Miata roadster.

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Salvi harps in dry climates? #70109

    The Utah Symphony owned a Salvi Arianna. We purchased it right after I joined the orchestra in 1999 & owned it for 10 yrs before it suffered a disaster right before a dress rehearsal for Ein Heldenleben by falling off a riser & being totalled 🙁

    It held up fine in this climate, it was stored at the hall in a temperature controlled (but NOT humidity controlled) environment, we used it for subscription runouts (before & after we acquired a temperature controlled truck) & even took it on tour to Europe so it was subject to many environment changes. I didn’t experience any problems with inlay or wood cracking.

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Elgar Symphony #2 #146407

    …the files are titled Elgar#1 but they are in fact #2!

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Elgar Symphony #2 #146406

    Hi Elizabeth, wish you’d posted/emailed before you spent hours on

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Korngold Violin Concerto – harp part misprints #146657

    So does Schott have two editions floating around in the rental part pool? My copy had your (original Korngold) indications printed in the part. If your nice clean engraved part is wrong & it is more recent then they do need to correct it. BTW, we just had James Ehnes here in Nov. for the Walton concerto, that was a fun part & he’s an absolutely fantastic player!

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Korngold Violin Concerto – harp part misprints #146655

    Hi Elizabeth, we played this not too long ago so I pulled out my part. My edition is also published by Schott but seems to have the corrections you are talking about (I have 2 Ab’s before #40, I have an E 3 after #49, no 8va before #94 & the 8vb is printed in the LH after #106), leading me to believe that your earlier version is the correct one.

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Is college a requirement? #146804

    Yes, in my orchestra there is not one member who does not have a college degree, most have advanced degrees (Master’s, a few DMA’s) in addition to their undergraduate degree. My first degree was a BA (not a BMus) which would have given me some degree of flexibility if were to not pursue music/orchestral playing as a career.

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Harps & Pets #106096

    I adopted a 3 yr old Shih-tzu about a year ago from the county shelter, he loves the harp & when I start tuning it he comes running from wherever he is in the house & plops himself down on the chair next to me. When I teach he gets quite indignant that I’m now sitting in “his” chair & tries to jump up on the student’s lap which isn’t very helpful! My husband plays trumpet & when he practices he doesn’t mind a bit, when he first heard the trumpet he would sit up on his hind legs & peer up the bell, really funny!

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Rent-to-own pedal harp? #105009

    Summerhays Music Store in Salt Lake City has a rent-to-own program on their inventory of Camac harps: http://www.summerhaysmusic.com/Products/Harps/index.html

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Reading during rehearsals? #107230

    We are prohibited from bringing any sort of reading materials onstage during services (rehearsals &/or concerts) or using electronic devices such as iPhones or iPads It’s not considered professional behavior & is specifically banned in our work rules.

    If I have a long tacet or movement(s) where harp is not required I can leave the stage during rehearsal & fortunately we have monitors (tv screens & sound speakers) backstage so I know what’s going on.

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Cautionary Tale – Broken Tuning Pin #73211

    Same thing happened to me a few years ago while I was tuning the 6th Oct F on my Salvi at work, snapped right off! I kept the tuning key with the permanently wedged in end of the tuning pin as a souvenir of my other-worldly strength that day! Luckily my stage manager & his well stocked tool box was able to extract the broken pin without further incident!

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Do you live in NYC? Harp concert 16 October #107627

    The Beamish is listed as being on the program on the Carnegie Hall site.

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Harp parts #149307

    There is one harp part in Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances”, not too technically challenging but fun to play. Nothing in the Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Haydn or Tchaik. pieces you listed.

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    louise-vickerman on · in reply to: Do you live in NYC? Harp concert 16 October #107625

    I believe one of her pieces is “Awuya” by Sally Beamish, written for me in 1998 & which I premiered in Glasgow. Sally recently checked with me to see if Keziah’s performance would be a US premiere but I have since played it here at the Deer Valley Music Festival so it will not, but it will be an East Coast premiere & a very cool piece to hear!

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