Andrea Wittchen
  • Artist-Lecturer in harp

Andrea G. Wittchen is well known throughout eastern Pennsylvania as a solo, chamber, and orchestral harpist. She is Principal Harpist with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, and teaches harp at both Lehigh University and Moravian College.

She has appeared many times as soloist with the LVCO, the Schuylkill Symphony, and the Bloomsburg University Orchestra. In February 2003, Ms. Wittchen appeared again as soloist with the LVCO in a performance of Saint-SaŽns' "Morceau de Concert", as well as performing with her daughter, Samantha, the world premiere of "Earth Wind Fire, Concertino for Two Harps and Chamber Orchestra" by Steven Sametz. The piece was a joint commission of Ms. Wittchen and the LVCO.

Ms. Wittchen has performed as a solo recitalist three times as part of Musikfest's Chamber Series as well as on recital series throughout the region. In addition, she provides educational programs on the harp, its history and development for the public schools.

She has performed with such stars as Bernadette Peters, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Marilyn Horne, Johnny Mathis, Olivia Newton-John, Debbie Boone, and Rosemary Clooney. Her orchestral work includes the Williamsport Symphony, Lehigh University Philharmonic, Berks Chamber Orchestra, Hershey Symphony, Bucknell University Orchestra, Reading Choral Society and Civic Opera, Pottstown Symphony, and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, to name a few. She has broadcast for WVIA (NPR) Scranton and has played supporting roles for the Lehigh University Choral Union, Choir, and LUVME Ensemble.

Ms. Wittchen holds a Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance, magna cum laude, from Jacksonville University, FL, and a Masters degree in harp performance from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, NY plus an MBA from Lehigh University. She is a founding partner of Enterprise Systems Partners, Inc.