Sharon Hanjian Rondeau began the study of the harp at the age of eight with Dr. Aristid von Wurtzler at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. Her first public performance was at the age of 9 on Channel 3 in Hartford as a member of the Hartt College Harp Ensemble and as a soloist. Sharon was a four-time winner at the Festival of Irish Culture in the Bronx, NY, and at the age of 15 performed for David Rockefeller in New York City. She has also played with Tony Orlando & Dawn as well as Connie Francis and Victor Borge. In 1975 she was awarded a full scholarship to the Eastman School of Music to study with the renowned Eileen Malone.
In April 2009, Sharon's first publication, "Easy Scottish Harp Music
," was released
, a division of Mel Bay Publishing.
For over 25 years, Sharon has been performing extensively throughout New England, including a November 2004 performance with the University of Connecticut Studio Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
She is currently principal harpist of the New Britain
Symphony Orchestra and maintains a private teaching studio.
Sharon's main focus, however, has been to showcase the harp as a versatile solo instrument. Her strength is providing complete musical programming for an elegant event from start to finish.