VALERIE HARTZELL, Classical Guitarist


Welcome to my web site! Here you will find information on upcoming events, you can watch videos, listen to radio broadcast from National Public Radio (U.S.), and purchase both CDs, Ex Tenebris Lux and Presti which were recorded at the Houston NPR studios. Ex Tenebris Lux is distributed by Soundset Recordings.


A very big thank you to Tony Morris for adding me to his featured recordings on his show Classical Guitar Alive. He featured Manuel Ponce "Sonata III" from my CD Ex Tenebris Lux. First on the programme is Nigel North, Baroque Lute (Linn Records 006), then Zuill Bailey, cellist with David Leisner, guitar (Azica 71306), third on the programme is Arnold's "Serenade, Op. 50" with John Williams on guitar and the English Camber Orchestra, Charles Groves, conductor (Sony 3389356) and lastly is my recording of the Ponce (Soundset Recordings 702391010360).

To listen to the entire show, please go here: Classical Guitar Alive
(my part is 40 minutes in)

Houston Public Media, Houston, TX:

Also, thank you to Houston Public Radio for the interview regarding the 12th Edition of the Annual "Classical Minds" Competition and Festival. They played bits of the interview throughout the week of the festival and featured my arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" by McCartney-Lennon.

Houston Public Radio

A very big and lovely surprise! My recording, Ex Tenebris Lux, was one of the featured recordings for Houston Public Radio's preview of the Houston Music Highlights airing on Houston Public Media Classical. My CD was recorded in the Geary Studio. A very big thank you to the station for featuring Recuerdos de la Alhambra.


Thank you for visiting! Please leave me a comment on my Contact Page and you can also join my emailing list to be keep up to date on upcoming events.

CKWR: Women in Music

Women in Music:
CKWR, 98.5 FM, with host Tom Quick on June 10, 2013. He featured the entire Sonata III by Ponce from my solo recording "Ex Tenebris Lux."
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