Nancy Lendrim has been Principal Harpist of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra since 1980. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Nancy was a student of renowned harpist Alice Chalifoux. Her studies included twelve summers with Chalifoux at the Salzedo School in Camden, Maine.
A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Nancy has participated in several summer music festivals, including those in Breckenridge and Evergreen, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin and Graz, Austria.
She has appeared frequently as a soloist with The Toledo Symphony on their Chamber, Mainly Mozart and Neighborhood Concert series. She has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony and the Erous world premiere performances. As a member of the Salzedo Harp Duo with Jody Guinn, she released in 2004 a CD of Salzedo's music.
Teaching has always been an important part of Nancy's career. She is a member of the music faculty at the University of Toledo and at Heidelberg College and was formerly on the faculty of the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan and the Toledo School for the Arts. She has appeared as a performer, presenter and clinician at both regional and national harp conferences, and in 2002, performed at the World Harp Congress in Geneva, Switzerland as a member of both the Salzedo Harp Ensemble and the Salzedo Harp Duo.
Offstage, Nancy maintains an active roster of private students, is President of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the American Harp Society, and is a regular contributor to The Harp Column magazine. She lives in Sylvania, Ohio with husband Roger Grieve and sons Elliot and Oliver