The University of North Texas library is fortunate to have recently received a generous donation of over 700 solo, chamber and orchestral harp parts from Rosalind Simpson. This extensive collection will soon be available in the UNT Library. Rosalind was a featured Southwestern harpist during the 9th AHS Summer Institute, held on the UNT campus in 2011.
Rosalind Simpson has toured throughout the Southwest in recital and education. She has worked with all major musical organizations in the area, including The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Women’s Ensemble, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Pro Musica, Albuquerque’s “Chatter”, Taos Chamber Music Group, and the Las Cruces, New Mexico, El Paso, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Amarillo, Fargo ND and San Juan symphony orchestras.
Recent festivals include Music in the Mountains Durango, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Telluride, Animas, the 2008 World Harp Congress in Amsterdam, Holland and the 2010 American Harp Society National Conference in Tacoma. Before moving to Santa Fe, Rosalind was principal harpist of the Bern (Switzerland) Symphony Orchestra. She was awarded the Premier Prix (Harp and Chamber Music) and the Diplôme Supérieur (Harp) from the Brussels Conservatoire.