American Youth Harp Ensemble

GreenSpring American Youth Harp Ensemble has changed the perception of the capabilities of a harp ensemble, heightening awareness of the unlimited artistic potential and the ability to inspire, empower, and transform youth and those with the greatest need in a community. Founded by Artistic Director Lynnelle Ediger-Kordzaia in 1999, the GreenSpring American Youth Harp Ensemble is recognized as one of the finest and most innovative harp programs in the nation.


Selected Articles

Charles Overton: Game Changer,” Harp Column. (2019)

A Royal Harpist Comes to Town,” VillageSoup, Camden, ME. (2018)

"American Youth Harp Ensemble up for 2015 Grammy Award," The Progress-Index. (2015)

"Shining Stars: Richmond Youths to Perform at Carnegie Hall," Richmond Magazine. (2015)

"Richmond harp ensemble makes sweet music all over the world, " by Karla Redditte at WWBT NBC12. (2013)

"Instrumental Inspiration: The World-Renowned Musicians You've Probably Never Heard  About," by Joan Tupponce. Richmond Family Magazine Online. (2012)

"Passport to perform: travels with the American Youth Harp Ensemble." by Anne Bailey. American Harp Journal (2011): 60+.

"The American Youth Harp Ensemble: A Model of Artistic and Educational Excellence." by Anne Bailey. American Harp Journal (Winter, 2008). 72-75.


Television Specials & Interviews

"ARTICOtv Art in Your Community," WHUT DC, August 24, 2018

"Enchanting Music by Matthew Robinson," WTVR Virginia This Morning, January 24, 2018

"Enjoy a performance by talented members of the American Youth Harp Ensemble," WTVR , Virginia This Morning, Dec 28 2015

"American Youth Harp Ensemble is excited to launch their new CD, ‘Caravan: 10 Harps, 10,000 Miles,’" WTVR, VA This Morning, August 4, 2015

"AYHE: Defying the Limits," WCVE

"Christmas With The American Youth Harp Ensemble," WCVE 2003, Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corp


Radio Interviews

Harpist Claire Jones Returns to Richmond, LIVE on WCVE,” WCVE, Mike Goldberg, April 5, 2019

"Young Musicians from the GreenSpring International Academy of Music Perform LIVE on WCVE," WCVE, May 31, 2018

"Duo Blanc et Noir Presented by the GreenSpring International Academy of Music," WCVE, March 30, 2018

"The American Youth Harp Ensemble Presents a 'Carnegie Hall Preview,'" WCVE, Mike Goldberg, 04/14/2016 - 4:15pm


Major Events

Maastricht Music Festival (the Netherlands, 1999) AYHE

Carnegie Hall (New York, 2001, 2007, 2012 & 2016) AYHE

Paris Music Festival (France 2003) AYHE

Edinburgh Easter Festival (Scotland 2004) AYHE

Salle Gaveau (Paris, France 2005) AYHE

Salla Puccini (Milan, Italy 2006) AYHE

London Music Festival - St. John’s Smith Square (London, UK 2008-09) AYHE

United Nations (New York 2007) AYHE

American Harp Society National Conferences ( OH 2000, MI 2008) AYHE

‘State of the Arts’ Concert Series, U.S. Department of State (DC 2009-2014) AYHE

Puerto Rico Tour (2009) VC

White House (Washington, DC 2010-2016) AYHE

Advent Music Festival (Vienna & Salzburg, Austria 2010) AYHE VC

Kennedy Center (Washington, DC 2011) AYHE

American Harp Society National Summer Harp Institute (TX 2011) AYHE

Belgian Embassy Residence (Washington, DC 2011) AYHE

34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2011) AYHE

International Festival of Choirs in Charleston, South Carolina (2012) VC

Austria & Czech Tour (2012 & 2013) AYHE CM

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York (2013) AYHE VC

‘State of the Arts’ Concert Series (U.S. Department of State 2014) VC

Ireland Tour (2014) VC

World Harp Congress (Sydney, Australia 2014) AYHE

Canada Tour (2015) VC

Royal Chapel, London UK Tour (2015) AYHE CM

Carnegie Hall, New York (2016) AYHE VC

Canada Tour (2016) AYHE VC CM

White House (Washington, DC 2016) AYHE VC

Belgium, the Netherlands & Norway (Oslo City Hall, 2017) AYHE

London & Wales Tour (2017) AYHE VC CM

Christmas at the Biltmore (2017) VC


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