"Listening to Harper is like witnessing the music of the spheres - he
hitched into the underlying music that drives the universe."
- Online Harp Digest, Beth Kollé
"He paints soul-pictures with the brush of his music, images of nature
emotion that project through his warm and evocative playing of his own
compositions. Several times during his performance I actually forgot
[where] I was... and saw instead the stars dancing above, or the waves
the shore, and I felt actual shock when brought back to the Hall by the
applause of the audience. Amazing."
- Online Harp Digest, Holly Wood
Harper Tasche has earned a unique and prominent place in the folk harp
world. His ground-breaking artistry with cross-strung and small harps
extended the horizons of harp players, teachers, and harp builders - as
as general audiences - throughout the United States, Canada, and
Author of the definitive tutorial for contemporary cross-strung, and
of the world's first CD completely dedicated to the instrument, Harper
Tasche is at the forefront of an astonishing North American
harp revival. His work with the small 26-string folk harp has added
to this instrument as well, through stunning performances and
complex new repertoire.
As a concert artist, Harper Tasche's work is often described in
terms: words like "mystical," "superb," "marvelous" and "transported"
regularly appear in reviews of his performances. He is well known as a
soloist who easily moves audiences to laughter, tears, and great peace
proof of a true master, according to ancient Celtic lore. Though
a concert performer, Harper Tasche is also occasionally available for
corporate, religious, and other bookings including weddings, memorial
services, and private parties; click
here to inquire about availability.
As a composer and arranger, Harper Tasche's award-winning new music,
distinctive settings of existing material, draw from Nordic and Celtic
traditions as well as classical and historical sources. Harper's
works, for a variety of instruments and voices, have been commissioned
performed by numerous groups across the United States and in Canada;
his pieces received its Russian premiere at the Rachmaninov Academy.
Harper's numerous solo recordings and harp music books carry forward these accomplishments and
As an educator, Harper Tasche offers highly popular workshops, seminars, and lecture-demonstrations at large-scale
harp festivals and conferences as well as retreats and
gatherings for smaller groups. Bringing together innovative techniques, fresh repertoire,
performance skills training, and a broad and articulate understanding
music theory, composition, arranging, and improvisation, Harper
professional development for musicians at all skill levels.
As an instructor, Harper Tasche is an excellent music coach whose
have included numerous award-winning performers and composers.
knowledge, versatility, critical eye and ear, and interpersonal skill
creates a learning environment which is tailored to meet the needs of
individual - whether a professional performer or composer/arranger in
traditional, historical, classical or contemporary styles, an aspiring
public musician, or a less advanced learner. Students with physical or
mental challenges are also welcomed and assisted in achieving their
Harper Tasche is further known in folk harp circles as a persistent
researcher and a valuable design consultant. His collaborations with
harp builders have produced new cross-strung harps with improved
playability, ergonomics, and responsiveness well suited for a wide
of musical styles. To learn more about the cross-strung harp, click
For more information about Harper Tasche's CDs and music books,
upcoming public appearances, and additional online resources, follow
links on the edge of your screen.