Terese Weber . . . harpist
Terese Weber is in demand throughout Texas and the Southwest in recital, concert and chamber settings. She is currently represented for freelance engagements by Houston’s leading entertainment agencies.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Ms.Weber began her harp studies at age 7 with Marion Fouse. She started playing in the Portland Junior Symphony at age 12 and continued her education through college, studying under Sally Maxwell and receiving her Bachelors from the University of Oregon. Later, she earned her Masters Degree while studying under the renowned Dr. Carrol McLaughlin at the University of Arizona and participated in master classes with Mildred Dilling, Catherine Michael, Susann McDonald, Jane Weidensaul and Marisa Robler.
She is the winner of notable awards and distinctions, winning a national competition for advanced classical harpists in 1974, receiving a Ruth Lorraine Close Fellowship award in music. Ms. Weber played with the Tuscon Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Bill McLaughlin. Later, while living and working In Israel, she performed with the Rehovot Chamber Orchestra and Musica Nova Ensemble and toured with flutist Akiva Ben-Horin as “Kal V’Klassi” duo.
Upon moving to Houston, she served on the faculty of Sam Houston State University and has performed widely throughout Houston and South Texas in concerts, premieres, and private functions.
Ms. Weber advocates to expand awareness of the Harp and to encourage new compositions for the instrument. She has collaborated in premieres of new works including the opera “Maria Elena” by Thomas Pasatiere under the direction of Richard Woitack, the premiere in Houston of William Grant Still’s “Ennaga” conducted by Dean Dalton at First Unitarian Church, and in performances of Joseph Julian Gonzalez’s new oratorio, “Misa Azteca”, at Disney Hall in Los Angeles as part of a major benefit concert to aid victims of the Japanese Tsunami.
She has previously held positions as president, co-president, and vice-president of the Greater Houston chapter of the American Harp Society. She performs regularly at Kiran's Restaurant during Afternoon Tea on Saturday afternoons. She also appears on special occasions as Guest Harpist for Broaderway's Grand Legacy Studio Series.
In addition to her professional interests and activities as a harpist, Ms. Weber has a professional background in cosmetics and fragrances and has represented major French houses Guerlain, Patou, Caron, Chanel, Caudalie and others for Neiman-Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. She is passionate about the environment, healthy living and nutrition and physical fitness, receiving professional training and certification as a fitness instructor.
Entre Acte - Jacques Ibert
with Ema Armanious, flute
How Are Things in Gloccamora?
with Reg Brand, tenor
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