About Tabitha Reist Steiner, harpistTABITHA REIST STEINER has provided harp music for weddings and special occasions for over fifteen years. Her expansive repertoire and spectacular playing will set the desired mood for your special event.
Steiner began her musical studies at the Mount St. Scholastica Conservatory of Music in Atchison, KS at age four in piano and at age eight in harp. She has since become in demand in the Midwest as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Her playing was lauded as “…some of the most precise and beautifully inflected harp playing….” by the Kansas City Star, and the Topeka Capital-Journal said, “She played the harp beautifully.” In 2004, Steiner was a featured Kansan by Emmy-Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist, Larry Hatteberg.
Steiner currently performs with the Chamber Music Society of Kansas City, the Tulsa Opera Orchestra, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra. She has also performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Kansas City Chorale, Sunflower Music Festival, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Washington, D.C. Summer Opera Orchestra among others.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, Steiner holds adjunct faculty positions at both Washburn University and Baker University, while maintaining a private teaching studio.
Her solo CD, Summer Past, was released in 2000 on Earthstar Recordings and Publications. She can also be heard on pianist Julie Rivers’ CD, Christmastide.
Steiner earned a master of music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of music degree from Washburn University. She has studied with world-renowned harpist, Alice Chalifoux, at the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony in Camden, ME. Other primary teachers include harpists Jeanne Chalifoux, Dr. Deborah Wells Clark, and Sister Joachim Holthaus, OSB.
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