Gwyneth Wentink (NED), harp
Dutch harpist Gwyneth Wentink performs. The concert is a part of her master course visit at the Sibelius Academy.
Dussek, van Oosten, Croft, Godefroid, Mensingh, ten Holt
Gwyneth Wentink is an internationally acclaimed harpist, cultural entrepreneur and arts advocate working across many genres and roles.
She is director and founder of State of the United Arts, an arts think tank and performance platform which produced Canto Ostinato Audio Visual and the currently touring audiovisual performance In Code. Canto Ostinato Audio Visual has toured extensively in The Netherlands and in many cities as Tokyo, Sydney, New York and Moscow, and was chosen for the ‘Kingsconcert’ of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands as well as for a performance during their recent state visit to Canada in 2015.
As a harpist both classical and experimental, Gwyneth Wentink has performed at world’s most prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Opera Hall in London, and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, among others. Many of today’s leading composers have written works for Gwyneth including Theo Loevendie, Marius Flothuis and Terry Riley.
Wentink holds a position as solo harpist of the Orchestra Revolutionaire et Romantique and the English Baroque Soloists under Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Praised for her versatility, Wentink introduced the harp into classical Indian music, and plays regularly with greats like Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia.
Wentink has won numerous prizes, including the Dutch Music Award, the highest distinction awarded to musicians in The Netherlands in 2007, the Israel Harp Competition and the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York.