JUDY LOMAN (b 1936 )
Recognised as one of the world’s foremost harp virtuosos, Judy Loman graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with the celebrated harpist, Carlos Salzedo. She was principal harpist with the Toronto Symphony from 1960 to 2002. As a soloist, Judy Loman has won the admiration of audiences and critics alike across Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. The Toronto Symphony has featured her as soloist on several tours and she has appeared as guest artist with numerous other orchestras and ensembles worldwide. She has participated in many of North America’s music festivals and several of her performances have been filmed by Rhombus Media and aired on public television. A prolific recording artist, her most recent CDs include Judy Loman Favorites (Marquis Classics); Illuminations (Marquis Classics); Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Romantic Music for Flute and Harp with Nora Shulman, flute, (Naxos); Harp Showpieces (Naxos), A Baroque Harp (Marquis Classics) and Musique de chambre française (Marquis Classics). She has also recorded for the RCA, Columbia, CBC, (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), Centrediscs and Aquitaine labels. Through these projects, she has been a recipient of Canada’s Juno Award for best classical recording and the Canada Council’s Grand Prix du disque Canadien. She is Visiting Artist at The Curtis Institute of Music, Adjunct Professor of harp at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto and gives masterclasses worldwide.