Anne Morse-Hambrock - Instructor of Harp. Anne Morse-Hambrock has been active as a performer of both Classical and Jazz repertoire throughout the midwest. She has been featured as a soloist in a performance of Alberto Ginastera's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra on PBS, with MSO concertmaster Frank Almond on the Bruch Scottish Fantasy for Violin, Harp and Orchestra, performing Maurice Ravel's Introduction and Allegro and Handel's Concerto in B flat with the Kenosha Symphony, Claude Debussy's Danses Sacre et Profane for Harp and Strings with the Northbrook Sinfonietta and alongside Garrison Keillor performing his Young Lutheran's Guide to the Orchestra.
Anne received her early training in Fort Wayne, Indiana as a student of her mother, reputed harpist Nancy Morse. She was a soloist with the Ft. Wayne Youth Orchestra at thirteen and at sixteen was a finalist in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Concerto Competition. At seventeen, while studying at the Interlochen National Music Camp, Anne won a full-tuition scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland but elected instead to study with Marcel Grandjany protege Ruth Inglefield at Bowling Green State in Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in harp performance. Anne also studied in Gargilesse, France with world renowned harpist Pierre Jamet of the Paris Conservatory and is the only harpist ever accepted as an Artist in Residence by the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Ms Morse-Hambrock's playing style is a reflection of the input of several acclaimed harpists including Lilian Phillips and Arlene Wangler of the U.S.A., Catherine Michel of France, Mdme Aldrovandi of Italy, Marissa Robles of the United Kingdom and Vera Dulova and Natalia Shameyeva of the former Soviet Union. She specializes in new and avante garde music with several world premiers to her credit and has given a demonstration of extended harp techniques and improvisation to youth at the World Harp Congress.
Anne's improvisational skills are evident on the recordings of several area artists including WAMI recipient guitarist Jack Grassel and her debut recording of original jazz and world music has been heard on WLIP and WGTD Kenosha and WNIB Chicago. A collection of her Celtic inspired original music is currently in production.
In addition to her busy performing and recording schedule, Ms. Morse-Hambrock maintains a thriving private studio in Kenosha.