The Oracle published an interview in the September issue. Thank you to Kirsty! Bedfordshire on Sunday articles, published Sunday, June 8, 2016, Sunday, 19 July 2015, and on January 2016. Pictures taken by Richard Marsham and Mark Rutledge. Warrington Gaurdian, written by David Morgan was published in November 2015 (photo by Mark Rutledge). South Warrington News was published in November 2015 and the photo was by Robert Nejako.
Classical Guitar Alive Radio Programme
To listen to the entire show, please go here: Classical Guitar Alive (my part is 40 minutes in)
2016 Houston Public Radio
Houston Public Media, Houston, TX:
Thank you to Houston Public Radio for the interview regarding the 12th Edition of the Annual "Classical Minds" Competition and Festival. They played bits of the interview throughout the week of the festival and featured my arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" by McCartney-Lennon.
Click here to listen in: Houston Public Radio
A very big and lovely surprise! My recording, Ex Tenebris Lux, was one of the featured recordings for Houston Public Radio's preview of the Houston Music Highlights airing on Houston Public Media Classical. My CD was recorded in the Geary Studio. A very big thank you to the station for featuring Recuerdos de la Alhambra.
March Classical Classroom:
Classical Classroom, Episode 79: The Women Of Classical Guitar With Valerie Hartzell, celebrating Women's History Month! Recorded at Houston Public Broadcasting station with audio production by Todd Hulslander, editing by Mark DiClaudio and host/producer Dacia Clay. For the podcast, to hear the show, click HERE
Click HERE to listen to the show
BBC Three Counties Radio
June 10, 2015: Fox26 News
June 9th and 10th, 2014: KUHA and Classical Classroom
That same month I had the opportunity to play for KUHA's St. John Flynn on June 10th, 2014 in promotion of the 11th Classical Minds Festival and Competition, part of the Texas Music Festival, at University of Houston. We discuss the festival, upcoming concerts at the festival and I perform 'Maria' by Tarrega and 'Oracion por Todos' by Barrios. Thank you to St. John Flynn and to KUHA
March 6, 2014: NPR, Kenai, AK
Here is the link to hear my recent interview and live performance on KDLL, 91.9FM in Kenai, Alaska: http://www.kdll.org/no-miracles-no-freebird-just-hard-work/
June 2013: The Front Row
Here is a performance of a brand-new work by composer Andy Mitchell called 'Anthemusa.' Andy Mitchell gave a lecture on our opening day, June 11th and I premiered this piece. In this interview we talk about Andy, the festival, the competition, and his brand new piece.
May 2013: The Front Row
Friday, May 17th at noon, on the Front Row, Bob Stevenson, the producer, interviewed me regarding the May 19th Classical Minds Fundraiser. There is a LIVE performance of Prelude No. 1 by Villa-Lobos and an interview. 91.7FM, KUHA and on line, listen in anytime www.thefrontrow.org
Anchorage Daily News
August 6th: The Front Row
Houston's classical station, 91.7FM, KUHA, invited me to join them in the studio to perform some of the selections that appear on my new CD Ex Tenebris Lux – Out of Darkness … Into Light. Live, I performed for the first time on the radio, Ex Tenebris and from my CD, they played Barrios’ Julia Florida.
Myself and my CD producer/engineer, Classical 91.7's Todd Hulslander, in the recording studio.
June 15: Front Row
Studio performance by four of the faculty-artists from the Ninth Annual “Classical Minds” Guitar Institute at the Moores School of Music. We played pieces that sample the repertoire of the recitals we gave at University of Houston. Presti (Olga Amelkina-Vera, Valerie Hartzell, Lynn McGrath) is one of the featured performers.
Click HERE to listen to the performance and interview.
May 4th: The Front Row
April 13: The Front Row
Host St. John Flynn and I chat about the solo recital I gave at the Rothko Chapel as part of the Fourth Annual Menil Community Arts Festival, hosted by the Menil Collection and its neighboring Museum District arts organizations on 91.7FM (KUHA).
Click HERE to listen to the interview and performance which starts at 1:28
August 11th: The Front Row
The interview was done by Chris Johnson in the Geary Performance Studio. Click HERE to hear the show.
June 16: Front Row
Guitarists Randall Avers and Presti, who are serving as faculty at this week’s “Classical Minds” Guitar Institute at the Moores School of Music, perform for us on the Front Row. They preview the recital they gave at the University of Houston.
Click HERE to listen to Presti (12:58 begins the interview and performance)
June 9: The Front Row
Divergence Vocal Theater’s Artistic Director, soprano Misha Penton and singers, Alison Greene and Michael Walsh, plus pianist Kyle Evans and guitarist Valerie Hartzell perform on the "Front Row." The program is Evening Star: Beauty Bringer, an intimate recital of reflective summer songs.
To listen, click HERE, I perform with soprano Alison Greene (starts at 16:27)
June 15: The Front Row
Guitarists Anthony Glise and myself perform in the studio, previewing the first concerts at the 2010 Classical Minds Guitar Institute Institute.
KUHF's Morning Show & Pulling String host, Elaine Kennedy, sits down in the Geary Performance Studio with two guitarists: Valerie Hartzell, Founder & Director of the Classical Minds Guitar Institute, and Anthony Glise, Faculty Artist. The Classical Minds Guitar Institute ran June 15 - 20 as part of the Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston.
To listen to Glise and I perform and talk, click HERE
May 6: The Front Row
KUHF’s Chris Johnson hosts a studio session with Houston guitarist, Valerie Hartzell, founder and director of the “Classical Minds” Guitar Festival and Competition, which is presented each summer in association with the Texas Music Festival at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Ms. Hartzell and Austin-based classical guitarist, Jonathan Dotson, present a charity concert, in Dudley Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building.
Click HERE to listen to both Jonathan Dotson and myself
December 4: Front Row
Cinco Ranch Conservatory of Music presented the first annual Katy Guitar Fest December 4-6, 2009. The Festival’s two stages, featured some of the region’s top guitarists, including jazz guitarist, Mike Wheeler (pictured on right with myself and "Front Row" producer, Bob Stevenson), Affiliate Artist of the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and Valerie Hartzell, founder and director of both the Greater Houston Guitar Guild and the annual “Classical Minds” summer guitar festival at the University of Houston. Wheeler and I previewed our performances in the Geary Performance Studio in a session hosted by Bob Stevenson.
To listen click HERE
May 31: Front Row
Soprano Sandra Johnson and myself make up the group known as Duo Athena. We perform on a series of concerts presented by the Classical Minds Guitar Festival. Here is a preview from KUHF's Performance Studio.
Click HERE to listen