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Sharlene Wallace is one of Canada's most prolific and influential Celtic/lever harpists. Playing both Classical/pedal and lever harps has led Sharlene to copiously diverse musical influences and opportunities. Winner of two international competitions, the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Lever Harp Competition (Tucson, Arizona) and the Concours d'Improvisation de Rencontres Internationales de Harpe Celtique (Dinan, France), Sharlene tours internationally giving concerts, workshops, masterclasses and adjudications and she has performed in numerous festivals and concert series across North America and in Europe. She has also been soloist with numerous orchestras in Ontario on both pedal and lever harps. Sharlene has created five independent CDs: the rhyme & the river, Journey of Shadows, Beyond the Waves, Island Mountain and Anticipation, a collaborated CD with flute/piano player Susan Piltch. These albums feature many of Sharlene’s compositions inspired by her explorations in South American, Celtic, Classical and contemporary musics and by her close connection with the Canadian landscape. Sharlene is on the faculty of York University teaching Classical and lever harps while her own performance degree is from the University of Toronto where she studied with the eminent Judy Loman. Sharlene is Principal Harpist with the Oakville and Kingston Symphonies.

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