Cheryl Roeske, Harpist
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Cheryl immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was four years old. At that tender age, she started her musical training with piano and violin lessons. Two years later she fell in love with the harp while attending her first harp concert. Some of the world’s best harp teachers—Sue Davids, Alice Chalifoux, and Jeanne Chalifoux—provided her formal harp instruction.
As guest artist with the Washington Philharmonic, Japanese Philharmonic, Washington Choral Society, and the Maryland Opera Theater, Cheryl has performed throughout Europe and the United States. Under the direction of Momo Kadous, she toured Germany as solo harpist with the internationally renowned Arabeska dance theater.
Drawing on classical and contemporary influences, Cheryl expertly performs her repertoire on an exquisite gold Gothic harp. It’s graceful curves and rippling harmonies bring serenity, elegance and romance to any event. The beauty of her music transcends language and cultural barriers as it speaks directly to the heart.