Rosalind Beck

Principal Harpist

Music touches one's emotions, expresses feelings, calls forth vivid memories, and heals in a way no other form of communication can.

Harpist Rosalind Beck graduated magna cum laude with bachelor of music and music education degrees from the Philadelphia Musical Academy. Rosalind studied with principal harpists of the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Boston Symphony Orchestras. She was principal harpist of the Florida Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 1993, appearing as soloist with the FSO on several occasions. She is currently principal harpist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rosalind was a featured artist on the Philharmonic’s Sounds of Summer chamber music series; the Serenade chamber series in winter 2002 and 2003; at Embry-Riddle University in January 2003; and on the Mad Cow Theatre Cabaret Festival in spring 2003. She has performed the following works with the Philharmonic on its Focus series: the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp in 2006; the Debussy Danse Sacree et Profane in February 2010; the last movement of the Alwyn Lyra Angelica in April 2012; and, the Ravel Introduction and Allegro in October 2015.  Her accompaniment of the Orlando Deanery Boys’ Choir can be heard on the compact disc Prayer for Peace.

Rosalind is an adjunct harp instructor at University of Central Florida, teaches selected private students, and is also an active freelance musician in the greater Central Florida area.

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