For fifteen years, Agnes Hall has shared her love of the harp by playing for weddings, parties, and special events. She was recently featured in concert with world-famous violinist Joshua Bell. Agnes knows it is important to consider both the aesthetic taste and musical preferences of her diverse clientele, and considers it an honor to contribute harp music to the special occasions of others. Whether she is performing as a concert soloist for a charity event or providing ambient music, Agnes truly enjoys working with her clients as they fit together all of the musical details involved.
Agnes earned her Bachelor's of Music degree in Harp Performance from the University of Arizona, where she studied with Distinguished Professor Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, one of the instrument's most famous jazz/classical artists. In August 2006, Agnes was named the Resident Harpist of Loews Ventena Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, where she played the harp for high tea three days a week for two years. Agnes also holds a Master's of Music and Literature degree from the University of Illinois, where she was is a student of Dr. Ann Yeung, (editor of the World Harp Congress Review) and was honored with the prestigious Roslyn Rensch Harp Award. In December, she will hold a Doctorate in Music from the Florida State University.
Since May of 2004, Agnes has appeared in numerous concerts throughout the South, Southwest, and Mexico and was a featured soloist at the 2008 Rio de Janerio Harp Festival in Brazil. In 2007, Agnes was invited by the Mexican state of Sonora to participate in a five-city tour as part of the Alfonso Tirado Music Festival. She currently plays harp with the Tallahassee Symphony and Panama City POPS!
Now a veteran of international touring, Agnes owes much of her concert experience to her membership in HarpFusion, the largest touring professional harp ensemble in the world. While playing with this University of Arizona group, Agnes appeared in over seventy-five concerts, including performances in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Mexico, and Brazil.
As a promoter of musical appreciation and education, Agnes has presented yearly school outreach presentations since May 2007, and looks forward to continuing this tradition. She appears on Harp Fusion's 2006 Cosmos Concert, Live! CD/DVD. Most recently, Agnes can be heard on Here in America, the sophomore album of the respected jazz ensemble Sylvan Street, which was released in May 2011.