Our guests this year are Rachel Clemente and Anne Sullivan.
Rachel Clemente was born and raised in Granville, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Traditional Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2017.
Rachel has had a passion for both the classical pedal harp and Scottish lever harp from the age of 5. After pursuing her classical dreams at the world-renowned arts boarding school, Interlochen Arts Academy, in Northern Michigan, she took her ambitions of studying lever harp to Scotland. Rachel has studied under Joan Holland for classical tuition and Corrina Hewat for her Scottish studies.
Rachel is a former member of the Dublin Harpers and performed on the band's premier album, Building Canoes. She has played at numerous festivals and concerts including Celtic Connections and the Dublin Ohio Irish Festival. She was also awarded the title of U.S. National Scottish Harp Champion in 2016.
Rachel has recently released her debut EP, A Quiet Uniqueness, and moved back to her home in Granville.
More information on Rachel is on her website: www.rachelclementeharpist.com.
Anne Sullivan began her concert career at age twelve when she appeared twice as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is known nationally as a recitalist and chamber musician, performing regularly with SPARX flute and harp duo, Duo Parisienne violin and harp duo, and the Easterly Chamber Players. She is harp instructor at the University of Delaware and Swarthmore College, and she is founder and director of Harp in the Mountains Summer Festival. Anne has released two solo CDs as well as four chamber music recordings.