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ERICA GOODMAN, harpist
A native of Toronto, Erica Goodman is acclaimed as one of the world's outstanding solo harpists. She received her training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), the National Music Camp (Inter-lochen, Michigan) and the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia).

Already a concert performer in her teens, Ms. Goodman played under the baton of Igor Stravinsky when he recorded in Toronto. While at Curtis, she was a concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist at numerous international festivals, as well as with leading orchestras and ensembles in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Ms. Goodman made her New York debut as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra during that orchestra's American debut concert at Lincoln Centre in 1972.

Recent concerts include: The Tanglewood Music Festival, U.S.A.; Wigmore Hall, London; The Royal Palace, Stockholm; The Yatsugatake Music Festival, Japan; The Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

As Canada's foremost studio harpist, Erica Goodman has played in hundreds of radio and TV productions, commercials and film scores. In addition, Ms. Goodman has performed on stage and national television with such stars as Percy Faith, Tony Bennett, Henry Mancini, Hagood Hardy and Gene DiNovi.

Ms. Goodman can be heard on several recordings for the BIS, Marquis, Opening Day and CBC labels with such artists as Robert Aitken, Paul Brodie, James Campbell, the Amadeus Ensemble and in solo concert.

In 1980, Erica Goodman won the Grand Prix du Disque Canada for her recording, "Flute and Harp" with Robert Aitken. In 1995, she won a Juno for her solo album, "Erica Goodman Plays Canadian Harp Music". Now Magazine selected her as Best Classical Musician in its 1996 "Best of Toronto" readers' poll. She continues to be an active member of the music scene in Toronto.

Erica with harps
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ERICA GOODMAN - WHAT THE CRITICS SAY


''We were treated to the full, rich sound of a colorful instrument played by an acknowledged expert who obliterated any notion of the precious or the prissy ..... Goodman's execution was nothing short of amazing..."
Richard Storm - Sarasota Herald Tribune

''It isn't often that one gets the opportunity to hear these works, and having a performer of Goodman's calibre .... gave the event a very special quality."
Jacob Siskind - The Ottawa Citizen
''Erica Goodman's tremendous technical ability makes the listener believe that the harp has no restrictions."
T.P. Carrabre - Winnipeg Free Press
Miss Goodman's stature as a virtuoso harpist was brilliantly revealed."
John Kraglund - Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Erica Goodman is not only Canada's preeminent harp player, she is one of the most celebrated in the world."
Richard Todd - The Ottawa Citizen
''Goodman is awesome .... I was enchanted."
Hugh Fraser - Hamilton Spectator
''Inviting Erica Goodman to be featured soloist turned out to be an inspired choice."
Steve Brunt - London Free Press
''Erica Goodman .... dazzled concertgoers .... a stylish and brilliant performance .... every soloist flourish a moment to savour.... outstanding."
Barbara Senchuk - The Halifax Chronicle-Herald
'' .... a mesmerizing artist."
Donald Rosenberg - The Pittsburgh Press
" .... a brilliant harpist."
Frank Rasky - The Canadian Jewish News
"....her extraordinary virtuosity, refinement and expressivity made the concert something very special."
Werner Wolf Glaser - Västmanlands Läns Tidning (Sweden)
"Goodman is a fabulous harpist."
Tamara Bernstein - The National Post




  Erica Goodman


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ERICA GOODMAN PLAYS CANADIAN HARP MUSIC BIS CD 649
THE VIRTUOSO HARP BIS CD 319
ERICA GOODMAN IN CONCERT
ERICA GOODMAN AND FRIENDS CBC RECORDS MVCD 1054
FLUTE AND HARP BIS CD 143
FLUTE AND HARP BIS CD 320
TOWARD THE SEA BIS CD 650
JEUX A DEUX MARQUIS RECORDS ERAD 101
HORN AND HARP SOIREE BIS CD 648
HORN AND HARP ODYSSEY BIS CD 793
PROCESSION CBC RECORDS MVCD 1038
TRIO LYRA OPENING DAY ODR 9309
HARBORD STREET OPENING DAY ODR 9315
HEAVENLY HARP CD 26257
LYRA HEBRAÏQUE: Music of Jewish Composers
REFLECTIONS CD 81373
MOSAICS CD 813332




    Erica Goodman Calendar of Events



LINKS

Sören Hermansson: Horn & Harp Odyssey
SRI - Canada's Largest Independent Classical Distributor
Bis Records
Trio Lyra


Erica's Mini-Gallery
Trio Lyra Album info@Opening Day Recordings
Catalogue of Albums .....Simon Fraser University
Canadian Who's Who
ALLMUSIC
C.B.C. Records
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
The Canadian Music Distribution Centre - [CD's]
Tower Records Naxos Cassical Music
Trio Désirée


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