The Canadian harpsist and composer, Josh Layne, has given solo recitals across Canada, the USA, and in Europe as well as giving performances of five of the major harp concertos. His performance of the cadenza from Handel's Concerto for Harp has received over 100,000 views on YouTube. He has been praised for both his virtuosity and the sensitivity of his playing, and has been called a 'harp genius' and a 'consummate musician'.. He has released three CDs of solo harp music, with a fourth in the works for 2013.
Josh Layne started composing about six years ago. His solo works for harp Passage (2005) and Rhapsody (2007) were both selected and performed at the Sonic Boom festival of new music in Vancouver. Current projects include a work for harp and choir based on the poetry of Li Bai, a musical, and a 'colour' symphony.
In the fall of 2010 Josh Layne started a biweekly video series on YouTube called "Harp Tuesday", where he talks about various aspects of playing the harp - from your first lesson, to in-depth looks at advanced music.