Karlinda Caldicott > Harp
Principal Harpist with the Catskill and Schenectady Symphony Orchestras, in 2005 Karlinda received a glowing review for her soloist performance of both Debussy’s Danses Sacree et Profane and Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro with the Schenectady Symphony (both concertos were on the same concert).
Also a former Principal Harpist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Karlinda has performed with many orchestras, including North Carolina Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, and Glimmerglass Opera Festival, and has appeared as a soloist with several upstate New York orchestras, performing concertos by Handel, Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, and Caplet.
She has toured in Europe with the New York Harp Ensemble and in the U.S. with Jan Vinci as members of their flute and harp duo, Iridescence. On the lighter side, Karlinda has performed with Michael W. Smith (2007 Christmas Show), Josh Groban (2007), Clay Aiken (2006, 2007), The Three Irish Tenors, Barry Manilow, Yes, Doc Severinsen, Roberta Peters and Gladys Knight and the Pips, and has played in the pit orchestra for such touring shows as Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby (Jan. ’06) and Camelot with Michael York (Feb. ’07).
After having lived several years in Cleveland and subsequently New York City, Karlinda returned to her upstate New York roots in 1999, and since then has been developing her career in the Capital Region as an active freelance harpist and private harp teacher. Her freelance work includes solo, chamber and orchestral work, as well as entertaining at private functions such as weddings and corporate events.
In addition to her freelance work, Karlinda has served as Personnel Manager for the Albany Symphony Orchestra and has taught elementary strings in public schools. She is currently adjunct harp instructor at Hartwick College, SUNY College at Oneonta, and The College of Saint Rose and also teaches harp privately in Oneonta and throughout the Saratoga/Capital Region.