PULLMAN, Wash. – A Dutch harpist and winner of the 1999 Young Concert Artists International Auditions will perform at Washington State University as part of the Young Concert Artists Program at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 10, in the Bryan Hall Auditorium.
Harpist Gwyneth Wentink has been capturing first prizes since age 11. In 1998, she won the International Harp Competition in Israel and the Gulbenkian Prize for best performance of the R. Murray Schafer Harp Concerto. Wentink also won first prize in the 1998 Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Rome and in the 1996 International Harp Competition in Tokyo, Japan.
Wentick has traveled internationally including London, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Venice, Rotterdam, Prague and Tel Aviv. She has played as a soloist with I Fiamminghi in Brussels under the direction of Rudolph Werthen and with international groups including the Lille Phiharmonia in France, the Residentie Orkest in The Hague, The Nieuw Sinfonietta in Amsterdam, the Orquesta Sinfonica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho in Caracas, Venezuela, and the San Diego Chamber Orchestra.
Born in Utrecht in The Netherlands, Wentink began playing the harp at age 5. By age 10, she performed for Queen Beatrix. Wentink graduated from the Utrecht Conservatory in 2001, where she was a student of Erika Waardenburg.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Advance ticket purchase is available through Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum or at (800) 325-SEAT.