Personal Summary / Bio
Constance Whiteside, historical harpist, performs and discusses music from the 12th through 17th centuries on historical re-creations of medieval, renaissance, double and triple row baroque harps. She has been described as "a musician of uncommon depth" by the Washington Post. A highly knowledgeable specialist, scholar and performer on historic harps, she has performed for dignitaries including His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, at the Berkeley and Boston Early Music Festivals, as guest artist at embassies, and with such acclaimed groups as Chanticleer. She performs regularly in the Washington D.C. area. Originally trained on modern pedal harp she also continues free-lance pedal harp performance. Dr. Whiteside, a physician and graduate of Stanford University, and former tenured faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California Davis, was a founding member of Musica Coelorum, a medieval ensemble based in northern California, and is founder and director of D.C. based Armonia Nova, a medieval and Renaissance ensemble of period instruments and voices. She is former Chair of the Historical Harp Survey, and former Editor of the Historical Harp Society Journal. She is a co-founder of the Washington Early Music Festival.
CategoriesProfessional Performer or Semi-Pro Performer, Early Music Administrator (agent, presenter, director)
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