Josh Layne performs unforgettable concerts and recitals. His unique
blend of technical wizardry, musical insight, and comfortable on-stage
commentary makes for an irresistible event.
Josh's programs are usually all classical, with music from many periods.
He plays a mix of music written originally for the harp (like Faure's Impromptu
and Hindemith's Sonata) and transcriptions (such as Hans Trneck's
arrangement of Smetana's orchestral work, The Moldau or Josh's own
transcription of the Adagio from Rodrigo's guitar concerto).
Josh has a deep love and appreciation for classical music, and he shares
that with his listeners. "I love the way he dove into the music"
was a recent comment. Other audience comments include:
"You changed the world for me"
"I had goosebumps"
"Iíll never forget it"
"Concert of a lifetime"
"As a classical pianist I've heard a lot of piano recitals, but I've
never been so impressed by another instrument before!"
"I felt like I was just sitting in your living room, you were so comfortable
"I was transported the whole time you were playing"
A sample program and program notes can be found here.
Take a look at the Audio Clips page to watch
video clips of Josh "In Action".
Josh has a repertoire of concertos that suit a wide range of orchestra
sizes. Email him for details.
Concertos he has performed include:
Boieldieu - Concerto
Debussy- Danses Sacree et Profane
Handel - Concerto in B flat
Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp
Reinecke - Concerto in E minor
Josh performs as a duo with his brother Robin (The
Pacific Harp and Marimba Duo). He is also available for ensemble
work - email Josh if there
is a specific ensemble setting you are interested in.
Josh is available for studio work in the Lower Mainland.
Click here for more information.
Please contact Josh by phone (250 477-0173) or email
if you are interested in booking a concert.