American harpist Grace Wepner Ludtke enjoys her career as a professional harpist and has performed with the North Carolina Opera, the Greensboro Opera, the Greensboro Symphony, and the Winston-Salem Symphony.
A contemporary and chamber music enthusiast, Grace Ludtke 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. Grace has been involved in several world-premieres and professional recordings including John Mackey’s Songs for the End of the World (2015), Frozen Cathedral (2013) and Joel Puckett’s Short Stories (2013) with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Wind Ensemble and Mark Engebretson’s Mysterious Voices of Wind, Moon, Trees and Dreams (2016) with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, Grace regionally premiered Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living with the Bel Canto Company at the Hinshaw Music Festival.
In 2010, Grace co-founded the North Carolina Harp Ensemble with Jacquelyn Bartlett and currently serves as the ensemble’s manager. The ensemble has performed concerts throughout the state, including performances at the 2019 American Harp Society Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem.