Welcome to the official website of renowned harpist Heidi Lehwalder. Teaching a balanced and effortless approach to playing the harp.
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Bar Harbor, 1960
Exploring Bar Habor with Carlos Salzedo, 1960
Bar Harbor, 1960
L to R:Sitting with my mother, Carlos Salzedo, and Alice Chalifoux
Taken by the Seattle Times for my Debut with the Seattle Symphony
Taken before leaving for the Israeli Harp Competition, 1962 (Age 12)
Camden, Maine 1961
With Carlos Salzedo
Playing Carlos Salzedo's harp, Camden, Maine 1961 (Age 11)
With Carlos Salzedo, Camden, Maine 1961 (Age 11)
With harpist Vera Badings in Israel
Firestone Hour Television Show, New York, New York 1961 "I am in love with her, she is delightful, a real gem! " - Dick Clark, Master of Ceremonies (Age 11)
1964 World Harp Week (beginning days of the World Harp Congress). Gave the opening recital in Breukelen, Holland.
With Leonard Bernstein Young People's Concerts for CBS Television, New York Philharmonic. First performance from the new Lincoln Center, Philharmonic Hall, 1963 (Age 13)
Giving the opening recital in Breukelen, Holland, 1964... beginning days of The World Harp Congress (Age 14)
Philadelphia, rehearsal for World Premier of new concerto Coloros Magicos with Edna Phillips Rosenbaum and the composer Jose Serebrier, 1970.
Practicing in my negligee
New York Philharmonic, 1977.
New York Philharmonic, 1977. Bowing with Alberto Ginastera.
"The Orpheus Trio" with Paula Robison, flute, and Scott Nickrenz, viola, and...
Backstage at Carnegie Hall
Ginastera Concerto, Seattle Opera House, 1976.
Performing with Chee Young Kim, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Performing with Chamber Music Northwest with members of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Portland, Oregon 2008
Pop harpist Dorothy Victor helps Heidi celebrate her Birthday at Morton's in Beverly Hills, CA.
Two LA jazz and pop harp legends helping me to celebrate my birthday at the Capitol Grill! Stella Castellucci (Jazz harp, left), sister Luanna Castellucci (behind), and Dorothy Victor (Pop harp, right).