Kim Robertson is a renowned performer, arranger, and recording artist who has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a centuries-old instrument.
As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines inventiveness and virtuosity with a keen sense of melody and respect for tradition.
Stephanie Claussen began learning harp at the age of seven when her father built her first harp from a Musicmakers harp kit. At the age of twelve, she won first place in the Macalester Scottish Country Harp Competition in St. Paul and was additionally named "Most Promising Harpist." After studying harp for eleven years with Twin Cities professional harpist Cathy Victorsen, Claussen realized that, for her, making music needed to be more than just a hobby. She obtained her Bachelors of Music in performance at the University of Minnesota under the instruction of Kathy Kienzle, principal harpist of the Minnesota Orchestra. Mel Bay Publications, Inc. recently published her book of harp arrangements, "Light so Brilliant: Christmas Carols and tunes for solo harp."