Sharlene, Celtic & Classical harps
Susan Piltch, flute & piano
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Susan Piltch (flute & piano) and Sharlene Wallace (harp) are a duo that perform on three instruments! Playing flute, piano and harp their repertoire spans Classical, Celtic and contemporary genres. Concert audiences will experience the music of Vivaldi, Donizetti, Faure, Miyagi, O'Carolan, Bolling. As well, they perform, many beautiful original compositions by both Susan and Sharlene. Sharlene and Susan have performed at the 4th Stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, for the Music Alive! concert series in Vankleek Hill, for the Sunday concert series at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Music for a Winter's Eve concert series in Toronto and as part of the community concert series in Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Deep River and Oshawa, Ontario. They are often joined by George Koller on bass. Sharlene and Susuan have just released their first CD together titled Anticipation.
SUSAN PILTCH: Flutist/pianist Susan Piltch began her music studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with pianist/composer Dr. Samuel Dolin. She later studied recorder with Hugh Orr and flute with her father Bernard Piltch and Judith Shenkman. Susan has recorded two previous CDs with guitarist Daniel La Brash THE MOON AND FLOWERS and NATURE'S PLAY. As a composer Susan has written for flute, flute choir and flute and piano published through Nourse Wind Publications (firstname.lastname@example.org). Two of these pieces are listed on the Royal Conservatory of Music's flute exam syllabus, Labyrinth written for flute and piano and Little One (lullaby for Kienna) for 2 flutes and piano. Both of these pieces were rearranged for this CD Anticipation.
SHARLENE WALLACE: Sharlene is a Classical and Celtic harpist who flows gracefully from symphony concerts to folk festivals to the intimate setting of the recording studio. She has won two international Celtic harp competitions (the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Lever Harp Competition in Tucson, Arizona and the Concours d'Improvisation de Rencontres Internationales de Harpe Celtique in Dinan, France), tours extensively across North America giving concerts and master classes, and has recorded seven independent CDs (the rhyme & the river, Journey of Shadows, Beyond the Waves, Island Mountain, Anticipation, Q&A and In Night's Deep Silence). Besides writing many pieces herself for harp Sharlene has been involved in numerous commissions for the lever harp to be written. Sharlene is on the Faculties of York, Wilfred Laurier and Guelph Universities in Canada. She is Principal Harpist with Kingston. Guelph and Oakville Symphonies