Welcome to my web site! Here you will find information on upcoming events, you can watch videos from various concerts, read my blog, and buy my recent CD, "Ex   Tenebris...Lux" which was recorded at the Houston NPR studios and distributed by Soundset Recordings.  Here is Fanfare Magazine's fantastic review, click on this link:

After 3 weeks in Houston, TX I am back in England! Had successful concerts in Organ Recital Hall for the 2014 Classical Minds Fundraiser on May 31st at University of Houston, in Ganado, TX at the Rear Window Listening Room, and at Classical Minds where I shared the stage with Isaac Bustos and members of Solero Flamenco. Also, while in Houston I took advantage of being in town to start recording my next project CD. On day 1 of the festival, Fox26 News had me play live and interview live in promotion of Classical Minds. Unfortunately, they only posted this small clip, trying to get more! Click here to see it: FOX26NEWSHOUSTON.
Also, while in town 91.7FM, KUHA invited me to do a Classical Classroom show with Dacia Clay. You can click HERE and listen to the show. Note: the Vihuela is 15th/16th C, not 1700s, hopefully most of the facts are correct. This is a conversation type show, not planned. It was an honor to be their 50th show! Enjoy!

Also, I had the opportunity to play for KUHA's St. John Flynn on June 10th, 2014 in promotion of the 11th Classical Minds Festival and Competition, part of the Texas Music Festival, at University of Houston. We discuss the festival, upcoming concerts at the festival and I perform Maria and Oracion. Thank you to St. John Flynn and to KUHA: KUHA LISTEN

Maria and Oracion by Barrios were video tapped and Maria was put on the PBS station between shows! This is now on youtube for viewing: Maria by Tarrega

Alaska Concert tour March 2014:
Concert tour in Alaska was a great success! To see pictures, click HERE! You do not need a Facebook account to see these pictures.  The tour included two radio interviews and two newspaper articles. Please go to my media page to listen to the recent radio show on Kenai's NPR station.

Please feel free to contact me to hire me for an event or for private classical guitar lessons. I can be reached at valeriehartzell@yahoo.com
In the picture on the right is the framed CD cover and label located in the NPR studios in Houston, TX.

Thank you!
Valerie Hartzell


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