2024 Artists
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2024 Artists


Grace Roepke

Grace Roepke is an international award winning soloist and the newly appointed Principal Harpist of the Louisville Orchestra. As the first and only harpist to be awarded The Grand and First Prize at the FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition, she has also received top prizes in numerous competitions including the American Harp Society National Competition, the Dutch World Harp Competition, and the Lyon & Healy Awards. As a soloist she has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Long Bay Symphony, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra.   As an orchestral musician, Ms. Roepke has performed as second harpist with The Cleveland Orchestra and Grant Park Music Festival, and has served as guest principal harpist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, and Quad City Symphony Orchestra. She has spent summers as a fellowship recipient at the Lucerne Festival Academy, Round Top Festival Institute, and Texas Music Festival. Passionate about exploring the capabilities of the harp, Ms. Roepke is a sought after contemporary music performer and collaborator. She has premiered a number of works, including “Mammoth” by Teddy Abrams with solo cellist Yo-Yo Ma, “Air”, by Thomas Adès with solo violinist Anne Sophie Mutter, and presented the live premiere of “Time Lapse” by Patrick Harlin as a part of Yolanda Kondonassis’ FIVE MINUTES for Earth Project. While a student at The Cleveland Institute of Music, she was a frequent soloist and chamber musician in CIM’s New Music Ensemble and worked closely with composers Marcos Balter, Sebastian Currier, and Keith Fitch among others. ​ In addition to her performance career, Ms. Roepke is a passionate music educator. She is a Suzuki certified teacher, having trained in the Suzuki method herself as a young student. Ms. Roepke currently maintains a private studio, offering both in-person and virtual lessons, and has been on the faculties at Avon School of the Arts and the Gilmour Academy.   Ms. Roepke began her musical journey at the age of six, and is a proud third-generation harpist, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with GRAMMY nominated soloist Yolanda Kondonassis. Additionally, she received an Artist Diploma as an inaugural member of the Robinson Orchestral Career Fellowship, continuing her studies with Kondonassis as well as various Cleveland Orchestra musicians. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Maurice and Judith Kaplow Prize for Uncommon Creativity, the Jocelyn Chang and Michael Leese Award in Harp, and the Alice Chalifoux Prize in Harp. Ms. Roepke is a native of Chanhassen, Minnesota where she was a student of Phala Tracy.

Rosanna Moore

Known for her quirky and engaging performances, Dr. Rosanna Moore is fast gaining recognition as both a harpist and actor. Comfortable performing as a soloist, chamber musician or orchestral player, she is a tenured member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and actively works with groups such as Slee Sinfonietta, Vancouver Symphony, Anchorage Symphony, Ensemble Signal as well as her chamber groups: Sticks&Strings, Les Masques and Hats+Heels.   Moore actively performs internationally and won accolades for her performances with the World Harp Festival, Marcel Tournier and Tierra47 competitions. Her writings have recently been published by both Harp Column and Contemporary Music Review. She was awarded the O1B visa which recognises her as an ‘individual of extraordinary ability’. Solo highlights from the 22/23 season include performing the Ginastera and Debussy concerto’s and performing the US premiere of Kelly-Maire Murphy’s En El Escuro Es Todo Uno concerto for cello and harp. In the coming seasons she will be premiering ‘Extraordinary Motion: Concerto for Electric harp and Orchestra’ by Grammy winner, DJ Sparr across the US, and tour and record Michael Betteridge’s new work ‘Goodwin Sands’ for harp and voices in the UK, US and Canada.   As an educator, Rosanna will start as full time Assistant Lecturer of Harp at Dublin Conservatoire (TU Dublin) in Ireland in the fall ‘23. She also teaches at Opus Ithaca and has given masterclasses and clinics around the world. Previously, she was professor at the University of Oregon, Nazareth College (now university) and Eastman Community Music School. and Opus Ithaca. She completed her doctorate at the Eastman School of Music with a minor in theatre, Performers’ Certificate and Arts Leadership Program certificate, where she also earned her Masters degree. Prior to this, she studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music.

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