About Amy.

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Amy Kortuem grew up in rural Mankato, Minnesota, and began classical piano training when she was 11 years old. In 1988, Amy received a Celtic harp as a gift from a family friend, an Irishman named Jack McGowan.
 
It's a gift that has changed her life. Bringing the beautiful music of her harp to as many people as possible has become her passion and purpose.
 
That gift has also become a thriving business. With four recordings, a music video, and a rich performance history and schedule to her credit, Amy's playing is in high demand.

 

Amy is known for performing at a wide variety of events and also for varied audiences. Her audiences have included everyone from preschool children and outdoor festival-goers to dignitaries like Mikhail Gorbachev.

She has performed at such highly attended events as the Minnesota Irish Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Rock Bend Folk Festival in St. Peter, Minnesota. She also owns a Lyon & Healy concert harp and has performed with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra as well as other orchestral groups, and she has also accompanied well-known vocal chamber ensembles such as Magnum Chorum and Musicorum.

Amy also produces and performs concerts of her own. The CD release concert for her album "The Harp Her Soul Required" drew 800 people, and her annual To Drive the Cold Winter Away holiday benefit concerts and St. Patrick's Day shows are highly attended, drawing hundreds of people from throughout the region. Her concerts have received rave reviews and have raised funds to benefit local charities. Amy also keeps a busy schedule giving presentations and playing for weddings and special events.

She has performed at such highly attended events as the Minnesota Irish Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Rock Bend Folk Festival in St. Peter, Minnesota. She also owns a Lyon & Healy concert harp and has performed with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra as well as other orchestral groups, and she has also accompanied well-known vocal chamber ensembles such as Magnum Chorum and Musicorum.

Amy also produces and performs concerts of her own. The CD release concert for her album "The Harp Her Soul Required" drew 800 people, and her annual To Drive the Cold Winter Away holiday benefit concerts and St. Patrick's Day shows are highly attended, drawing hundreds of people from throughout the region. Her concerts have received rave reviews and have raised funds to benefit local charities. Amy also keeps a busy schedule giving presentations and playing for weddings and special events.