ERICA GOODMAN (b 1948 )
A native of Toronto, Canada, the Juno Award-winning harpist Erica Goodman received her training at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Curtis Institute of Music in the US.
Already a concert performer in her teens, Goodman played under the baton of Igor Stravinsky when he recorded in Toronto. Since then, she has appeared worldwide as a recitalist and chamber musician and is also a charter member of Toronto’s New Music Concerts Ensemble and the Esprit Orchestra. Erica Goodman plays regularly in the Hamilton Philharmonic and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. Many Canadian composers have written works for her, some of which are included on her albums. Several of her recordings spotlight the music of Marjan Mozetich and Jeffrey Ryan.
Goodman is a charter member of Toronto’s New Music Concerts Ensemble with whom she has recorded three albums for Naxos featuring the music of Toru Takemitsu (8.555859, awarded Editor’s Choice by Gramophone), George Crumb (8.559205) and Elliott Carter (8.559614).