Harpist/composer Josh Layne has been called a 'harp genius' and a
'consummate musician'. As a performer he has given solo recitals
across Canada, the US, and in Europe as well as giving performances of
five of the major harp concertos. Josh made his South American
debut this year in Brazil at the Rio Harp Festival to rave reviews.
His performance of the cadenza from
Handel's Concerto for Harp
has received over
100,000 views on YouTube. Josh has been praised for both his
virtuosity and the sensitivity of his playing. In the spring of
2013 he released his fourth CD of solo harp music. Called Passage: music for solo harp it
features three of Josh's original compositions.
Josh started composing about eight years
ago. His solo works for harp
Passage (2005) and Rhapsody
(2007) were both selected and performed at the Sonic
Boom festival of new music in Vancouver.
In the fall of 2010 Josh started a biweekly video series on YouTube
called "Harp Tuesday", where he
talks about various aspects of playing the harp - from your first
lesson, to in-depth looks at advanced music. You can find him on
YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/joshlayne77