Valérie is an enrapturing classical guitarist...”

— BBC Introducing


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.


ONLINE CONCERT 14th NOVEMBER, 2020 at 7PM (UK time):

Click here to the Event Page: Tickets are only £3.   YouTube link will automatically be given to you after ticket is purchased. Thank you for your support!
Concert will be live through YouTube. £1 of each ticket sold will go to the Heart of Marston. Marston Moreteyne VC Lower School has designated a therapy room for the mental health & well-being of the students at its Church End Site.  Specialist staff training & equipment is needed. I have several students attending the school (which is located behind my street). I'm excited to help out this very important project for the well-being of children.
I will be performing my own compositions as well as music by Albéniz, English composer Mark Houghton, my arrangement of The Beatles, American composer Susan McDonald, Barrios, and Bach. 

Composition news: Am excited that I am finally composing. Since August 2018, I have written three solos as part of a set, "Three Short Stories:  Through the Ages, Story of Us, It Takes Two" and a set of three Nordic pieces called "Three Nordic Sketches: Aurora Borealis, Ice & Wings Over Alta". Also I have 4 guitar orchestra pieces, a guitar duo, and a choir Christmas carol. My friends, family and fans, would you please like any of my videos and subscribe to my channel? Thank you!

"Classical Minds" Guitar Festival had it's 1st year in England was a huge success. Our faculty included Daniela RossiMathew James, Raymond Burley & myself. Has videos from the concert and pics from the festival. A big thank you to all the participants, guitar exhibitors and faculty for making it a success.

Brand new recording of Paul Ibbotson's "Circular Motion". To listen, please click here: Circular Motion

BBC Radio 3 invited me to perform, July 16th, 2017 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!  

English composer Paul Ibbotson asked if I would work with him on his new composition (editing, fingerings, etc), Romanza-Barcarolle and then record it. To listen, please go to Itunes

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.

Wings Over Alta by Valérie Hartzell

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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