A new music video and my European fall plans

The Andante from Bach’s 4th Organ Sonata.

I fell in love with this piece a couple of years ago and I find it especially mesmerizing to play – once it finishes I just want to start playing it all over again again! The endless Bach progressions are so satisfying. I hope you enjoy!

Europe Bound:

By this time next week I will be in Rome, Italy! I’m headed to Europe again this fall, traveling, performing, and recording ​Harpist in the Wild.

I’ll be visiting friends in Italy, from there I’ll spend September in Slovenia. Then I’ll make my way through Austria to Lindau, Germany, near Switzerland.

The weekend of September 29 to October 1st I’m giving a series of workshops in Lindau, organized by Lena Rummel. Limited space, a few spots still available – sign up here.

I’ll be spending October primarily in Germany, with potentially a visit to the Netherlands as well as a few other small excursions. I’m still organizing events, more to be posted soon!

October 28 and 29 I will do a weekend of workshops and a concert in Hannover for the Niedersachsen Harfenakademie – details and sign up here.

Want to get involved?

Are you in Germany, the Netherlands, or somewhere nearby? Want me to come to your hometown? Find out how you can help here.

UK FANS: If there’s enough interest I’m considering coming to the UK at the start of November for a week before I fly home. Let me know if you’d be up for organizing a concert or workshop!

The program I’m touring includes some old favourites (Handel’s Concerto for Harp, Smetana’s The Moldau) as well as TWO pieces that are new to my repertoire – Chopin’s Prelude No. 15 (“Raindrop”) and Henriette Renié’s stunning Piece Symphonique. I can’t wait to perform them.

A New Harp Tuesday episode and an update on Harp Tuesday Weekends

Earlier this week I posted an episode looking at how to play the glisses in Betty Paret’s Swinging from her First Harp Book.

The inaugural 4-week Harp Tuesday Weekends series finished last week. I will be running another 4 week session starting September 2nd (including Zoom “break-out” rooms afterwards for a chance to socialize; a big hit when we tried them out the last two weeks!). More info coming very soon.

And Season 5 of Harpist in the Wild is almost ready to go! So you’ll be hearing a lot from me over these next few weeks.

Thanks as always for reading, and I’ll leave you a little bit of heron ballet :)