2020 Adjudicators

Sharlene Wallace

Lower Strings

Sharlene WallaceSharlene Wallace has made music all across Canada and in much of the rest of the western world. She has won two international competitions, the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Lever Harp Competition (USA) and the Dinan Concours d’Improvisation de Rencontres International de Harpe Celtique (Brittany). Her seven recordings of original music are streamed and broadcast everywhere, and her solo performances and collaborations with artists such as bassist George Koller, accordionist Joseph Macerollo, fiddle player Anne Lindsay and the Harp & Holly Ensemble have brought her recognition at the highest levels of both contemporary, folk and classical music. Sharlene is also a member of Iona Passage with Anne Lindsay playing regularly at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church for their Iona Liturgical services. She performs as an orchestral harpist in Kingston, Oakville and Guelph Symphonies, teaches at York, Guelph and Wilfred Laurier Universities and brings her love of music-making across the country every summer with workshops at Island Mountain Arts in Wells, BC and in Quebec’s Laurentian mountains at CAMMAC. Sharlene is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she studied with the eminent teacher Judy Loman. Sharlene is a composer, an improviser, a collaborator and, above all, a musician. SharleneWallace.com