Virginia Schweninger, Harpist: Home
Playing her harp for the love of it is what award winning harpist, Virginia Schweninger, does, and her music shows it. Providing inspiration and opportunity to her students is her passion.
Audiences comment that her music seems to set just the right ambiance for so many treasured events such as Jenny's Viar's wedding in Lynchburg, VA as captured by Elisa B. Photography.
As a freelance harpist Virginia's work has included stints with major entertainers, orchestras, choirs and, often has her playing for weddings and private events. She has a very relaxed and joyful approach to both playing and teaching the harp sharing her eclectic style, including contemporary favorites, Broadway and film music as well as classical and Celtic pieces. Virginia's popular CD, “Somewhere in Time,” recently won Third Place in the “Just Plain Folks” Indie Music Awards for Best Solo Instrumental 2006 to 2009!
Virginia is Adjunct Harp Instructor at Sweet Briar College and also has a busy studio at the Music Emporium in Charlottesville. Many of her students enjoy coming to her studio at home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . a pleasant drive from the Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Lynchburg. Virginia is Founder and Director of Harp Song of the Blue Ridge, a delightful harp ensemble comprised of her students.
You can hear Virginia play her harp for brunch most Sundays for eight years now at the charming Nellysford cafe, Basic Necessities, not far from the Nelson County mountain resort, Wintergreen.