Artist Profiles - Latin American Harpists

Here are profiles of some of the Latin American harpists I have known personally or by reputation. Each link is to a page with more information and links to the artist's own website and/or Facebook page. I do not serve as booking agent; you should contact the artists directly for performances or for lessons.

-John Lozier

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Abel Rocha - harpist, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Seattle, Washington.

Alex Martinez: A young harpist from Venezuela.

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz: veteran performer and teacher, California.

Angel Tolosa: Venezuelan, mid-career professional, established in New York and Mexico.

Herencias: young trio or ensemble in Bogotá, Colombia. Trained by Hildo Ariel at Academia Llano y Joropo, key members are his son Sergio Nicolas and daughter Tatiana.

Hildo Ariel Aguirre Daza: veteran performer and teacher of traditional arpa llanera, founder in 1988 of Academia Llano y Joropo in Bogotá, Colombia.

Jaime Castillo: a professional musician with a "day job" as "Project Manager with a major US company".

John Kovac: harpist and harpmaker, aficionado, Front Royal, VA.

Nicolas Castañeda: trained with Hildo Ariel in Bogotá, lives in Boston, graduated from Berklee School of Music. 

Nicolas Carter: a world-class musician, US citizen raised from infancy in Paraguay, 100% bilingual.

Rene Devia: Colombian, known in Texas and Florida

Sergio Nicolas Aguirre: up-and-coming harpist, son of Hildo Ariel, lead performer in Herencias, trained at Academia Llano y Joropo

Wuilmer Lopez: a graduate of Academia Llano y Joropo, in early career with a growing international reputation.