- 3 years ago
Recently hailed by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as a performer who plays “with a flair that we are coming to know well,” Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton joins the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Principal Harp for the 2011-2012 season. She has been described as one of the most outstanding solo, chamber and orchestral musicians of her generation and has performed solo recitals the world over from New York to Los Angeles, Vancouver to Vienna.
Heidi earned two degrees in harp performance from The Juilliard School of Music under the tutelage of Nancy Allen, and has also studied with Gretchen Van Hoesen, Anne Marguerite-Michaud and Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche. Heidi visited New Orleans through the New Orleans American Harp Society chapter and gave a recital and a workshop, which brought a wonderful response from the local harpists and fans around New Orleans. Patrice Fisher, president of the New Orleans chapter of the American Harp Society, interviews Heidi while visiting New Orleans.