Harpist Linda-Rose Hembreiker
 
 
Having fallen in love with the harp as a young child, Linda-Rose Hembreiker is dedicated to sharing the beauty and grace of her instrument with audiences, composers, and students. 

As a classical chamber musician she is a member of the Chrysocolla Duo (with saxophonist Idit Shner), Duo Mystére (with pianist Mei-En Chou), and the Quantum Trio (with flutist April Chocholaty and violist Chika Wie).

Ms. Hembreiker regularly works with composers and arrangers to expand the repertoire of the harp. Pieces she has premiered and recorded include: Yo Goto’s The Talking Trees Tell Great Secrets, Chapman Welch’s Four Pieces for Solo Harp, and James Worlton’s The Etiquette of Ice. She is the chair of the Los Angeles Celebrates the Harp: New Music Composition Competition made possible by a grant from the American Harp Society. 

Describing her teaching, the Denton Record-Chronicle said, “In short, once-a-week lessons, she’s evangelizing for the harp.” As a teacher, Ms. Hembreiker fosters the development of a healthy technique to facilitate musical expression at all ages and levels. Her students have performed at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and the American Harp Society Summer Institute 2013. She teaches harp at Irvine Valley College and is1st Vice-President of the American Harp Society-Los Angeles Chapter. 

Ms. Hembreiker holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance from the University of Southern California, and Master’s of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Harp Performance from the University of North Texas. Her principal teachers include Ellie Choate, JoAnn Turovsky, Ellen Ritscher, and Heidi Lehwalder. 

She can be heard on the Klavier Wind Project recordings: Retrospectives, Passions, Poetics, Allegories, and the GIA recordings: Transformations, Donald Grantham, Joseph Schwantner, with the North Texas Wind Symphony, and on the C. F. Peters recordings Music of the Americas and Reflections with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and the AWSO’s harp. http://www.iditshner.comhttp://www.meienchou.comshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1
Linda-Rose Hembreiker copyright 2016
Linda-Rose Hembreiker, harp
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