Jazz Quartet

Jazz Quartet

Collins / Allvin Jazz

Truly unique and special! Penny whistle, harp, lap harp, Irish flute, saxophones, percussion and string bass fused in haunting and alluring compositions and played by a quartet of outstanding, multi-experienced musicians. The music is refreshing and innovative and draws from each musician’s varied backgrounds in jazz and classical music. Read More

Arianna Harp Duo

Arianna Harp Duo

Arianna Harp Duo

Kerstin Allvin and Jung Wha Lee met as harp performance majors at Indiana University and became fast friends and concert performance partners. The two harpists have had international careers as soloists, as orchestra members, and have performed many times in the US and Europe as the Arianna Harp Duo. Read More

Harp

Harp

Kerstin Allvin
Harpist

Kerstin Allvin has won numerous awards and competitions throughout her career as a concert harpist and has performed across the U.S. from Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie to the historic Carmel Mission in California. She has frequented Japan, performing solo concerts at the prestigious Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Nogi City Hall, and for Detroit/Toyota City’s Sister City Association. She holds a Bachelor of Music with Distinction and a Performance Certificate from Indiana University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and has done post-graduate studies with Jaqueline Borot, Honorary Professor of the Paris Superior Conservatory of Music.

Miss Allvin was guest Principal Harpist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on their latest European tour. She has created and administered several groups, including the Larson/Allvin Duo (flute and harp) the Arianna Harp Duo (two harps) and the Woodland Trio (flute, harp and viola), touring the US, Europe, Japan, Canada and North Africa. Last summer she was a guest artist of the city of Préfaille, France teaching master classes in harp performance, and breathing techniques and yoga to music students from around the world. She also performed concerts for the World Music Festival in Préfaille. She was voted “Best Classical Instrumentalist” by the Detroit Music Awards and is President of High Heel Records, Inc., producing and recording digital music for Internet and CD release nationally. Her latest CD entitled, “An Affair of the Harp,” contains the solo and chamber music of composer James Hartway receiving Detroit Music Award’s “Outstanding Classical Recording” in 2005. She has recorded on the NAXOS label and in June 2009 her recording of “La Jardin Mouille” for the POLYMNIE label was voted the top #1 piece broadcast by Radio Classique France for 4 consecutive weeks.

Kerstin performs in the jazz medium as well, releasing a compact disc of original material entitled “Origins” on JBX Records, securing a national position of number five in the Jazz/New Age category in “JAZZIZ” magazine. She is a member of “Jazz at the Shamrock Shore,” an ensemble headed by Detroit’s award winning tenor saxophonist, Christopher Collins. She has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Oleta Adams and R. Kelly and performed with Josh Groben, Natalie Cole, The Three Tenors and many others.

Kerstin Allvin has received her Registered Yoga Teacher certification from National Yoga Alliance and has given lectures in breathing techniques, body awareness and yoga to creative arts majors in universities and high schools throughout Metro Detroit. She teaches harp at Oakland University and the Cranbrook Educational Community.