Classical Guitarist and Composer
"Her essentially lyric way with the music revels in the intimacies of color and liquid tone."     -Los Angeles Times
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LYNN HARTING-WARE conveys dramatic musical flair, beautiful tone, and a variety of timbres, which enable her to transverse musical styles and venues with great success. Her recordings and concerts blend traditional classical guitar repertory with her own arrangements for guitar, such as  Bach's Goldberg Variations and Schumann's KinderszenenShe has a fresh eclecticism and finds a sense of fun in blending popular styles such as jazz, blues, folk and new age into her concert programs.

Following in the footsteps of Clara Schumann, Harting-Ware also composes for her instrument. Her dedication and musicality inspire composers; and she has premiered and commissioned numerous compositions. In 1996, she was honoured with a repertory expansion grant by the Knight Foundation to build a program of 20th century American guitar works. She also works with composer consortiums in presenting music of our century. Harting-Ware has premiered guitar concertos written especially for her as can be heard on the CD Impossible Dream, conducted by Gerhard Samuel. She gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council, Guitar Society of Toronto and Symphony Hamilton for a new guitar concerto composed by Peter Ware.

She received a Master of Music Degree from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Cincinnati/College Conservatory of Music.  Her commitment to developing the classical guitar repertory leads her to publish a catalog of classical guitar music for Acoma•Nambe Editions.  Her compact disc recordings include The Many Moods of the Guitar (GXD 5732)  Impossible Dream (GXD 5733), Forest Scenes (GXD 5734),
Americas (GXD 5736), and Angelica (5735).  Ms. Harting-Ware performs exclusively on  D'Addario strings. 

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