Raised a third generation violinist, Cynthia Artish was recruited to play electric violin in a progressive rock band in 1975. It was a turning point creatively. Formerly a "paper-trained" Classical musician, she was taught to compose and improvise original music , blending her Classical training with Rock, Blues, Folk, Renaissance and Ethnic sounds. Later, this background informed her approach to harping. Cynthia is passionate about history, yet exuberant in exploring contemporary, original expression. She believes the harp is the ultimate crossover instrument. Part of an ancient harp tradition she embraces is playing at the bedside for the sick and suffering using the "three musics" of the Celtic repertoire. Currently, her projects involve recording, composing, teaching; directing a private studio and two independent harp programs.
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