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Diana Stork

Diana Stork: Diana is well-known in the harp world for her unique style which incorporates ethnic and contemporary harp traditions. She's performed for such diverse groups as the Line's Contemporary Ballet, the Maihar Orchestra of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, and the Peace Ceremony of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn. She can be heard on dozens of albums, including Harpestry on Universal Records, and Sacred Light on the At Peace Music label. In 1998, she co-produced the successful CD Celtic Harpestry on Universal records which became a national PBS Special. She is Founder and Director of the Festival of Harps concert series (now in its 20th year!), the Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble, Mission Harp Ensemble and the World Festival of Harps, a national touring show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portia Diwa

Portia Diwa:   A graduate of Santa Clara University, Portia started playing harp at age 9 and has been actively performing ever since. Currently, Portia is the Healing Harp Clinical Supervisor at California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute for Health & Healing and has developed a successful certification program for harp therapy in hospitals. Portia is also the director of the Bahia Vista Harp Ensemble in San Rafael, bringing Latin harp music to underprivileged children.  Portia teaches private harp lessons and conducts workshops throughout the Bay Area.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawna Spiteri
 
Shawna Spiteri: The trio’s lead singer and emcee, Shawna has been performing in the Bay Area her entire life. With a degree in musical theatre from San Francisco State University, Shawna has appeared with such companies as the Peninsula Civic Light Opera, the Marin Civic Light Opera and the Palo Alto Players, and has sung everything from madrigals to punk rock with the avant-garde quartet The Enormous Ensemble. She provided the harp accompaniment for Open Wing Theatre’s original Irish play “Who Fears to Speak of ’98” at San Francisco’s New College and currently serves as the musical director for Bella Donna Historic Performers, an Italian renaissance troupe.