2022 Adjudicators

Angela Schwarzkopf


JUNO award winning harpist Angela Schwarzkopf concertizes throughout North America as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. She frequently performs with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and is the newly appointed principal harp of London Symphonia. 

The first harpist to become Doctor of Musical Arts in harp performance in Canada, she now teaches at the University of Toronto, the Glenn Gould School, and at McMaster University. Outside of her university teaching, Angela maintains a thriving studio of private students in Toronto and is a harp examiner with the Royal Conservatory College of Examiners.

Angela is Second Vice President and Director at Large for the American Harp Society and a contributor to the international publications Harp Column and the American Harp Journal and serves on the editorial board of the latter.

As an advocate for new music, she has worked on commissioning projects with many prominent composers. Her album, detach, comprised of all new Canadian music, won the 2020 JUNO award for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber. Recently her flute and harp duo, The Topaz Duo, won both a FACTOR and Ontario Arts Council grant to record their debut album, lumena, which was released in March of this year. www.angelaschwarzkopf.com www.thetopazduo.ca@angelaschwarzkopf @thetopazduo