Tasha Smith Godinez
Saturday, August 25 • 3:30-4:30
Carlsbad Inn’s Village Terrace
Michael Byron: In the Village of Hope (2013)
Andres Martin: Postales del Alma
A champion for contemporary harp music, Tasha Smith is continuously commissioning and searching for willing and talented composers. She is passionate about breaking the perceived boundaries of her instrument and creating new sound while augmenting the repertoire for the harp. Some of the composers writing for Ms. Smith Godinez are: Michael Byron, Andres Martin, Jose Gurria-Cardenas, Michael Vincent Waller, Christopher Garcia, Christopher Adler, Bekah Simms, William David Cooper and Paolo Germiniani. Ms. Smith Godinez' discography includes a self-released solo album, Postcards from the Soul (2014) and her recording of Michael Byron's solo harp work, In the Village of Hope, on the Cold Blue record label (2015). She is currently working on her third album, a compilation of all new works for harp, with a planned release in 2019.
Tasha has studied with Isabelle Perrin, Elena Mashkovtseva and Susan Allen. She holds performance degrees from both San Diego State University (Bachelor's 2005, Master's 2010) and l'Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Corot in Paris, France (2006). Ms. Smith Godinez has held the position of principal harpist for both the Orquesta de Baja California (Tijuana, Mexico) and the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra (San Diego, California) and as section harpist with the San Diego Symphony.