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Odarka Polanskyj Stockert, harpist.
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- About my harps
Odarka Polanskyj Stockert — an accomplished harpist with a repertoire spanning the centuries, from Classical to Broadway to Folk — performs on both the concert pedal harp and the folk harp, and has been playing professionally since the early 1980’s. Based in Millburn, New Jersey, she is available to play a variety of engagements; including weddings, corporate functions, holiday concerts, medieval events, and children’s programs. Additionally, she can arrange to perform with violin, flute, voice, or others, upon request.
Commissioned works, including custom harp arrangements and original compositions, are also available. (A great one-of-a-kind gift!) Please inquire for details.
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About my harps
Odarka’s concert harp is a strikingly beautiful Wurlitzer Starke model made around 1900. It has exquisite workmanship and detailing, is fully gilded — and has an extraordinary sound with a full but gentle bass. It was lovingly rebuilt in 1998 by renown Wurlitzer expert Howard Bryan of Concord, Virginia.
Her folk harp is an Italian made Salvi Renaissance model. It is smaller and less ornate than the concert harp — and, of course, produces a different range of sounds. Although parts of Odarka’s repertoire are ideally performed on one harp or the other, much of it can suit either instrument.
Odarka was a long time student of celebrated concert harpist, the late Leone Paulson, of South Orange, New Jersey, with whom she performed as a member of the Paulson Harp Ensemble. She spent several summers in Dublin, Ireland, in workshop studies and participating in the O’Carolan Irish Harp and Granard Harp Competitions, winning awards and honors in both.
She is also a collaborator of the Yara Arts Group based at the La Mama, ETC in New York and has performed in many Yara events and productions. Additionally, she is a founding member of Glendalough’s Muse, a celtic flute and harp duo and Suenos del Alma, a latin inspired harp and violin duo. Odarka lives in Millburn, with her husband Thomas, and daughters Sophia and Ariadna.
If you would like to discuss an engagement with Odarka, please call: 973-763-6303, or email: odarka AtSignGoesHere odarka.com. See the accessibility note below.
Events, upcoming in 2006
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