It is my hope to work with harpists, whether professional or student, who desire an organic, relaxed and visually elegant approach to the instrument.
New update as of September 18th, 2019!
A RARE RECORIDNG of Heidi Lehwalder performing José Serebrier’s Colores mágicos variaciones para arpa y orquesta de cámara with the National Symphony in Washington, DC, was recently discovered thanks to David Day, harp archives curator from Brigham Young University. This performance took place on May 20th, 1971.
Listen to the 15 minute live performance here.
Upon receiving the recording, José Serebrier wrote:
How extraordinary! Heartfelt thanks to you for tracking it down, and to your friend David Day for locating this
historic live recording from May 1971 at the DC Music Festival. The huge audience success, heard at the
end, was for you and your amazing artistry at such a young age. That kind of excited audience reaction for
a most unusual, aleatoric piece, took me by surprise!. The Washington audience was obviously captivated
by your fantastic performance. It seems 'fate" that this live recording is owned by the Spanish government,
and the first recording of this piece will be in Malaga, Spain!
Much love, as ever,
If one wants the last and the most authentic "handshake" with the man himself, CARLOS SALZEDO, then look no further. She is alive and well and thriving on planet earth, sprinkling her joy and harp magic wherever you come upon her. She is inspiring generations to come (having influenced the past four decades of harpists who were lucky enough to be in her midst). And on top of all that, she is an entrepreneur, unable to separate herself from the bounty and beauteousness of music, whilst helping countless, young artists establish themselves in this competitive marketplace. Take it from me (her musical partner for two of those decades), she is none other than the brilliant, extraordinary, high priestess of 47 strings, HEIDI LEHWALDER. There simply is no one like her and there shall never be again!
- Carol Wincenc
International Solo Concertizing Flautist; Grammy and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: National Flute Association, National Society of Arts and Letters; Faculties Juilliard School and Stony Brook University; Founding memeber Trio Les Amies.