"This CD comprised of my favorite harp and piano music is the accomplishment of a year long evolutionary transformation. The process began when I re-learned Debussy’s piano piece, Reverie, for a playing engagement. While revising and perfecting it for the harp, this piece became the catalyst that began my recording project. This compilation includes selections from my repertoire and works I was inspired to master. Few changes were made during the recording sessions to create the mood of a live performance and capture the spirit of the music."
- Mindy Cutcher
Mindy Cutcher is the Principal Harpist for the Pennsylvania Ballet and performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Symphonic engagements include the Baltimore and Delaware Symphonies, St. Louis Symphony and Philadelphia’s Chamber Orchestra and Opera Orchestra.
A student of world renowned Alice Chalifoux at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Mindy Cutcher received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Harp Performance. Even before graduating, however, Ms. Cutcher had already gained national exposure when she made her network television debut on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Winner of the Baltimore Youth Concerto Competition at age 17, Ms. Cutcher was subsequently a finalist in the 1991 Baltimore Concerto Competition. Her academic honors include membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.
After completing her studies, Ms. Cutcher has developed a truly international reputation, performing and traveling outside the U.S. She has traveled regularly to Japan, where she fulfilled three-month engagements in Tokyo and Okinawa. In addition to the time she spent in the Orient, Ms. Cutcher entertained for world cruisers onboard the M/S Crown Odyssey, the M/S Royal Viking Sun and the M/S Statendam.
Ms. Cutcher has participated in numerous music festivals including the Chautauqua Institute, the Ohio Light Opera Company, The National Orchestral Institute in College Park, Maryland and the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.
Ms. Cutcher currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Steve, also an accomplished musician, and their two children.