Stacey Shames, harp
, harp, is widely recognized as one of today's outstanding harpists.
With performances as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal, she
has appeared throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East.
is celebrated for her
luxurious tone and a repertoire, which encompasses Scarlatti to Elliott Carter.
At age fourteen, Ms. Shames
debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, receiving critical acclaim.
took the First Prize in the American Harp Society Competition (1987), received honors at the International Concours de Geneve, and went on to earn a top prize in the 11th International Harp Contest in Israel (1992).
In recent concerto performances, Ms. Shames
appeared with the Riverside Symphony
at Alice Tully Hall, The Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, and the National Chamber Orchestra
has been heard in recital at Jordan Hall, in Boston, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
, and in New York, at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and Bargemusic
As principal harpist of the Saint Louis Symphony, Miss Shames performed, recorded and toured under the direction of Leonard Slatkin.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Shames has concertized extensively with Aureole, her trio of flute, viola and harp.
Recently, Ms. Shames
has been accompanist for Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Gil Shaham, and Joshua Bell in numerous recording and television appearances.