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Kurt Zdesar

Phoebe Powell

Canadian harpist, Phoebe Powell, is a second-year Fellow at the New World Symphony. She has been praised for her breadth of expression ranging from “mature and virtuosic to gorgeously musical and sweet.”

The Miami Guide sat down with Phoebe Powell New World Symphony harpist, to talk about what inspired her to become a musician and the upcoming season opener on Oct 15-16 in Miami Beach.

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The Miami Guide sat down with Phoebe Powell New World Symphony harpist, to talk about what inspired her to become a musician and the upcoming season opener on Oct 15-16 in Miami Beach.

Interview Notes:

  • Phoebe talks about how she got started in music, and what led her to the harp.
  • She shares what inspires her and where she finds creativity.
  • What was your first big break as a musician?
  • Phoebe shares her advice for emerging artists.
  • What excites her the most about what’s happening in the music industry right now?

Quotes from the interview:

Quotes from the interview:
Music is one of the most universal ways of expression in human life.
Surround yourself with people you aspire to be

Who is Phoebe Powell
Canadian harpist, Phoebe Powell, is a second-year Fellow at the New World Symphony. She has been praised for her breadth of expression ranging from “mature and virtuosic to gorgeously musical and sweet.”

Second prize winner of the 2018 OSM Manulife Competition in Montreal, Ms. Powell was also awarded the Aspen Summer Music Festival scholarship.

An avid orchestral musician, Ms. Powell has performed extensively with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and Calgary Philharmonic.

Ms. Powell has been the recipient of the Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholarship, Aspen Summer Music Festival Fellowship, NYO Canada Award of Excellence and an Alberta Foundation for the Arts Career Development Grant. She holds a bachelor of music degree and an artist diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where she studied with world-renowned harpist, Judy Loman.

Outside of orchestral rehearsals and practicing, she enjoys paddle boarding around Sunset harbor, running on the beach and when not in Miami, hiking or skiing in the mountains.

I loved this conversation with Phoebe, and I know you’re going to love hearing her wisdom! If you loved this episode, please share it on Instagram along with your biggest takeaways. And make sure to tag Phoebe, @phoebepowell.official and, @themiamiguide. We’d love to hear what you got from the episode!

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SOME QUESTIONS WE ASKED:

  • How did you get started in music, and what led you to the harp?
  • What inspires you and your creativity?
  • What is your relationship with the instrument?
  • Who are some of your all-time favourite musicians/influences?
  • What was your first big break as a musician?
  • Do you have any advice for emerging artists?
  • What excites you most about what’s happening in the music industry right now?

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