The American guitarist, Lynn Harting-Ware, received a Master of Music Degree from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Cincinnati/College Conservatory of Music.
Lynn Harting-Ware conveys dramatic musical flair, beautiful tone, and a variety of timbres, which enable her to transverse musical styles and venues with great success. Her recordings and concerts blend traditional classical guitar repertory with her own arrangements for guitar, such as J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) and Schumann's Kinderszenen. She has a fresh eclecticism and finds a sense of fun in blending popular styles such as jazz, blues, folk and new age into her concert programs.
Following in the footsteps of Clara Schumann, Lynn Harting-Ware also composes for her instrument. Her dedication and musicality inspire composers; and she has premiered and commissioned numerous compositions. In 1996, she was honoured with a repertory expansion grant by the Knight Foundation to build a program of 20th century American guitar works. She also works with composer consortiums in presenting music of our century. She has premiered guitar concertos written especially for her as can be heard on the CD "Impossible Dream", conducted by Gerhard Samuel. She gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council, Guitar Society of Toronto and Symphony Hamilton for a new guitar concerto composed by Peter Ware.
Lynn Harting-Ware's commitment to developing the classical guitar repertory leads her to publish a catalog of classical guitar music for AcomaNambe Editions. Her compact disc recordings include "The Many Moods of the Guitar", "Impossible Dream", "Forest Scenes", "Americas", and "Angelica". She performs exclusively on D'Addario strings.