Virginia Schweninger, Harpist: Home
Playing her harp for the love of it is what award winning harpist, Virginia Schweninger, does, and her music shows it.
Audiences comment that her romantic harp music seems to set just the right ambiance for so many treasured events such as this beautiful wedding in Lynchburg, VA as captured by Elisa B. Photography.
As a freelance harpist Virginia's work has included stints with major entertainers, orchestras, choirs and, often has her playing for weddings and private events. She has a very relaxed and joyful approach to both playing and teaching the harp sharing her eclectic style, including contemporary favorites, Broadway and film music as well as classical and Celtic pieces. Virginia's popular CD, “Somewhere in Time,” recently won Third Place in the “Just Plain Folks” Indie Music Awards for Best Solo Instrumental 2006 to 2009!
Providing inspiration and opportunity to her students is Virginia's greatest passion. She is Adjunct Harp Instructor at Sweet Briar College and Lynchburg College and has a busy studio at the Music Emporium in Charlottesville. Many of her students enjoy coming to her studio at home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Virginia is Founder and Director of the harp ensemble, Harp Song of the Blue Ridge, and HarpCamp Virginia, a delightful 5-day summer harp camp for all ages.
You can hear Virginia play her harp for brunch most Sundays for eight years now at the charming Nellysford cafe, Basic Necessities, not far from the Nelson County mountain resort, Wintergreen.