Thank you to our sponsors for making our 1st annual JamestownHarp festival a success!
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2022's events were led by Artistic Director and New York/Connecticut-based harpist Grace Cloutier with guest instructors Paris-based harpist
Marta Power, Long Island & Mexico-based Ruth Bennett and young guest Syrian artist Tammam Odeh
Events included Live concerts • Private Lessons • Harp Therapy • Gong Bath, Tai Chi & Meditation with Harp Music • Workshops on the Evolution of the Harp & its Music • Harp Building • Addiction & Behavioral Health • Neuroscience: The Music Connection • Art Sessions and more!
We have assembled musical talent from around the world to provide the best instruction and experience for our participants.
Hailed as “an accomplished, poised, self-assured performer” (New York Concert Review) with “breadth of expression and remarkable tone” (Choral Journal), and "scintillating harp wizardry" (Delos Records), virtuoso harpist Grace Cloutier trained at The Juilliard School, Yale University, and in France. She gave her solo Carnegie Hall début recital in 2006, an encore solo recital in 2008, and a “Grace and Friends” concert there in 2014. Read more ...
Harpist Ruth Bennett is highly regarded as a versatile and engaging artist having performed throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Japan. Born into a musical and artistic family in England, where she began her musical training, she currently resides on Long Island, New York. Read more ...
Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, Marta Power earned her Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 2008 as well as the Licence de Musicologie from the Sorbonne University in 2006. She has been awarded prizes in several international harp competitions, such as the 4th International Felix Godefroid Harp Competition in Belgium, the Camac Harp Competition of the North London Festival of Music and Drama, and the Salvi “Le Parnasse” competition in Paris. Read more ...
Tammam Odeh is a Syrian harpist, guitarist, and composer. He was born in Damascus, Syria. Tammam graduated from the Higher Institute of Music in Damascus in 2018. He is a member of the Syrian Syndicate of Artists, and was a singer in the chamber choir of the Higher Institute of Music. He also took lessons on the harpsichord and the oboe.
In 2016 and 2017, he participated in the Yes Academy workshop as a composer and a guitarist in Lebanon. Read more ...
Located on Narragansett Bay, Jamestown, Rhode Island is a peaceful coastal gem with historic farms, stunning parks, award-winning restaurants, and locally owned shops and art galleries. Just minutes from Newport, Jamestown offers a serene atmosphere while being close to world-class musical events. Learn more ...
Program Director Charlene Heintz has played the harp since childhood. Sharing her love of music in the beautiful seaside location she calls home is her inspiration for creating this first of its kind event in Jamestown, Rhode Island. She is excited to share her love of the harp!
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