Valérie is an enrapturing classical guitarist...”

— BBC Introducing

WELCOME TO MY PAGE


Welcome to my web site! Here you will find information on upcoming events, you can watch videos, listen to radio broadcast from National Public Radio (U.S.), and purchase both CDs, Ex Tenebris Lux and Presti which were recorded at the Houston NPR studios. Ex Tenebris Lux is distributed by Soundset Recordings.

NEWS:

Exciting news! I have just signed a contract with Noel Music Management! To contact about bookings, please contact Noel Music Management and message them at bookings@noelmm.co.uk  Interested in private classical guitar tutoring lessons, small ensemble coaching or theory tutoring? Then, please contact me directly at valeriehartzell@gmail.com

BBC Radio 3 invited me to perform, July 16th, on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Latitude Festival and it was an absolute honour because I was the only classical musician to be chosen from the short list of 117 people. Introducing me to the stage was Radio 3 presenter, Suzy Klein. A month later I was invited back by Radio 3 to perform live and give an interview with host Sara Mohr-Pietsch for the show "In Tune". I performed my arrangement of "Asturias" by Albéniz, "A Moment Alone" by Chris Dumigan and "Fuoco" by Roland Dyens. This was an incredible and fun experience!  


A few months ago, English composer Paul Ibbotson asked if I would work with him on his new composition (editing, fingerings, etc), Romanza-Barcarolle and then record it. I'm pleased to announce that the music is now available on Itunes! We are currently working on getting the piece published so other guitarists can perform this gorgeous piece.

In January 2017 I was appointed Musical Director and conductor to the Cambridge Guitar Orchestra! They are a high level guitar orchestra and have a diverse and challenging repertoire. I am excited about conducting and working with them for many years to come!

For more information on upcoming concerts & workshops, please visit the Events Page. Thank you for visiting! Please leave me a comment on my Contact Page and you can also join my emailing list to be keep up to date on upcoming events.

Next Event

Unfortunately, Filipe has had to go to Portugal for family emergency and therefore had to drop out of the concert on 18 May at Impington Village College. I have been asked to perform in his stead. I will perform music by Houghton, Dumigan, Tarrega, Dyens and Manuel Ponce. 

The concert is at Impington Village College, New Rd, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9LX, Friday 18 May 2018, at 7.30pm.

Tickets £5 at the door

There is plenty of parking;  best use the staff car park, entry from Burgoynes Road to the North:  https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.2471356,0.1145511,17z?hl=en

CKWR: Women in Music

Women in Music:
CKWR, 98.5 FM, with host Tom Quick on June 10, 2013. He featured the entire Sonata III by Ponce from my solo recording "Ex Tenebris Lux."

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