American harpist Grace Wepner Ludtke enjoys a career as a professional harpist and has performed with the North Carolina Opera, the Greensboro Opera, the Greensboro Symphony, and the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Praised for her “brilliant” playing (Classical Voice of North Carolina), Grace Wepner Ludtke enjoys her career as a professional harpist and has performed throughout North America and Europe, including performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City, St. George’s Church in London, and Liben Castle in Prague.
A contemporary and chamber music enthusiast, Grace has been involved in several world-premieres and professional recordings, including Mark Engebretson’s Mysterious Voices of Wind, Moon, Trees and Dreams (2016) with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Symphony Orchestra; John Mackey’s Songs for the End of the World (2015), Frozen Cathedral (2013), and Joel Puckett’s Short Stories (2013) with the UNCG Wind Ensemble.
Most recently, Grace performed the world-premiere of Alyssa Reit’s music and script adaptation of The Tinderbox, a tale by H.C. Andersen for storyteller, violin, and harp at the American Harp Society Summer Institute (2019) at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC with Alyssa Reit (Storyteller) and Jorge Rodriguez Ochoa (Violin).
In addition to her performance career, Grace co-founded the North Carolina Harp Ensemble with Jacquelyn Bartlett in 2010. The ensemble rehearses at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has performed concerts throughout the state, including performances at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, and The Streets at Southpoint in Durham.