Wendy, a harpist based in Connecticut, has been a full-time harpist since graduating from The Juilliard School. She began the harp at the age of seven and has had a rich and varied career performing in a wide range of venues and ensembles and offers harp lessons for children and adults. Wendy brings her wealth of experience, her excellent training, her enthusiasm for the instrument, her optimism and love of life to everything she does. People often tell Wendy that they are surprised at what a good business person she is. That attention to detail is also something that sets Wendy apart.
“I am always inspired by your musicianship and artistry.”
Church Music Director, Ridgefield, CT
Wendy Kerner has been described by The New York Times as “first-rate” and other critics have hailed her herp playing as “seductive” and “a delight to listen to”. Wendy received her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School where she was a student of Susann McDonald.
Wendy is the principal harpist with The Norwalk and Ridgefield Symphonies in Connecticut; The Westchester Chamber Soloists in New York. She is also a member of the Fontenay Chamber Players, A Two of Harps harp duo, A Celtic Celebration with storyteller Monica Peterson, and the flute and harp duo Hearken. Wendy also performs educational music programs with the groups Themselves and The Amazing Math Wizards. Wendy is an adjunct Professor of Harp at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and she maintains an active private teaching studio for harp students of all ages online and in Wilton, CT.
Wendy is also the Co-President of the CT Chapter of the American Harp Society and she is the Founder and Director of the Elyrica Summer Harp Ensemble Program. Wendy has appeared in concert throughout the United States including a recent concerto appearance with the Orchestra of New England, and performances at Bennington College, The JFK Presidential Library in Boston, Yale University and with the Chamber Orchestra of Moscow.
Wendy is a winner of the American Harp Society’s Concert Artist Program, the National Flute Association’s Chamber Music Competition, and she was presented in her New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall as a winner of the Artists International Chamber Music Competition. Wendy is a regular Bash Best Artist and Gig Salad Top Performer, playing the harp for special events of all kinds.