SEASON TEN, EPISODE THREE – HARPIST, YOLANDA KONDONASSIS
In this episode, I talk with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis about her ONE track – Harp Concerto, OP. 25, by Alberto Ginastera. We listen to a recording by Yolanda with the Oberlin Orchestra, conducted by Raphael Jiménez. We also discussed Yolanda’s most recent book release, The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp.
- Yolanda Kondonassis
- Raphael Jiménez
- Alberto Ginastera
- The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp
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Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist. Hailed as “viscerally exciting” (The Chicago Tribune) and a “brilliant and expressive player” (The Dallas Morning News), she has performed around the globe as a concerto soloist and in recital, bringing her unique brand of musicianship and warm artistry to an ever-increasing audience. Also a published author, speaker, professor of harp, and environmental activist, she weaves her many passions into a vibrant and multi- faceted career.