We're happy to share that PARMA Artist Heidi Krutzen (of both COULOIR and Trio Verlaine, and founding member of the Turning Point Ensemble) has recently been appointed Principal Harp of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.
Since its founding in 1945, the Philharmonia has commissioned more than 100 compositions, presenting premieres of contemporary works along with the classics, and now holding over 160 concerts a year. The Philharmonia has been one of the most active orchestras in exploring new ways of distributing its music; live performances are available in a large video archive, also distributed as video podcasts, and on Vimeo and YouTube.
While COULOIR's next album is still in the works, you can hear samples from Heidi's ensembles' two previous PARMA CDs below on Ravello Records:
Heidi is also a member of Malambo Grassroots, an organization committed to the people of southern Zambia, including scholarships towards further education at schools like Ngoma Dolce Music Academy, the first full-time school for music education in Zambia. You can find out more at www.malambograssroots.ca/