Welcome to my web site! Here you will find information on upcoming events, you can watch videos, listen to radio broadcast from NPR, and purchase both CDs, Ex Tenebris Lux and Presti which were recorded at the Houston NPR studios. Ex Tenebris Lux is distributed by Soundset Recordings.  Here is Fanfare Magazine's review on 'Ex Tenebris Lux', click on this link:

Canada radio station CKWR, 98.5FM did a segment on Women in Music where they featured Ponce's Sonata III from my CD, Ex Tenebris Lux. Thank you to host Tom Quick for playing my CD. His show is featured every Monday at 9pm (Ontario, Canada time)
More News:

Texas Tour: I will be performing a private Salon Concert where I will be joined by Jeremy Garcia, a solo concert at Methodist Hospital (both in Houston), a concert in Ganado at the Rear Window Listening Room where I will join Richard Smith, and a concert with master class at the Laredo Community College. While in Houston, I will continue recording my CD project, Promises Kept, at the NPR studios. Go to my CONCERTS page for details on all events.

In June 2014, 91.7FM, KUHA (Houston) invited me to do a Classical Classroom show with Dacia Clay. You can click HERE and listen to the show. Note: the Vihuela is 15th/16th C, not 1700s, hopefully most of the facts are correct. This is a conversation type show, not planned. It was an honor to be their 50th show! Enjoy!

Also, I had the opportunity to play for KUHA's St. John Flynn on June 10th, 2014 in promotion of the 11th Classical Minds Festival and Competition, part of the Texas Music Festival, at University of Houston. We discuss the festival, upcoming concerts at the festival and I perform Maria and Oracion. Thank you to St. John Flynn and to KUHA: KUHA LISTEN

Maria and Oracion by Barrios were video tapped and Maria was put on the PBS station between shows! This is now on youtube for viewing: Maria by Tarrega

Alaska Concert tour March 2014:
Concert tour in Alaska was a great success! To see pictures, click HERE! You do not need a Facebook account to see these pictures.  The tour included two radio interviews and two newspaper articles. Please go to my media page to listen to the recent radio show on Kenai's NPR station.

Please feel free to contact me to hire me for an event or for private classical guitar lessons. I can be reached at valeriehartzell@yahoo.com
In the picture on the right is the framed CD cover and label located in the NPR studios in Houston, TX.

Thank you!
Valerie Hartzell


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