Principal Harpist for the Pennsylvania Ballet, Ms. Cutcher
is an in-demand professional soloist, teacher and recording artist
in Philadelphia. Her most recent collaboration, Principally
Harps! is a duo-harp ensemble formed with fellow harpist, Janet
Witman. She also recently toured the northeast to promote her newest
solo recording, Reverie. Symphonic engagements
include the Baltimore and Delaware Symphonies, the St. Louis Symphony, and Philadelphia's
Taught by world renowned Alice Chalifoux at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Mindy Cutcher received her Bachelor of Music
Degree in Harp Performance. While still a student, Ms. Cutcher had already gained national exposure when she made
her network television debut on NBC's The Tonight Show.
Ms. Cutcher has earned a truly international reputation, performing
and traveling outside the U.S. She has traveled regularly to Japan,
where she fulfilled several three month engagements in Tokyo and
Okinawa. In addition to time spent in the Orient, Ms. Cutcher has
entertained world travelers onboard Cunard and Holland America
The numerous music festivals
where Ms. Cutcher has performed include
the Chautauqua Institute, the Ohio Light Opera Company, the National Orchestral Institute in College Park, Maryland,
and the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.
of the Baltimore Youth Concerto Competition at
age 17, Ms. Cutcher was later a finalist in the 1991 Baltimore Symphony Concerto Competition. Her academic honors include membership
in Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.
Ms. Cutcher is an unusually versatile performer, employing a variety of musical styles and genres, ranging from classical
and symphonic repertoire to operatic arrangements to popular tunes spanning the 20th Century.
Mindy is an experienced recitalist, who delights in sharing her enthusiasm for the harp by presenting lecture-demonstrations for school children
resides near Philadelphia with her husband Steve, also an
accomplished musician and her two children, Jeff and Jane.