Praised by the Pizzicato Magazine as “enchanting,” Taylor Ann Fleshman, is an internationally renowned soloist and active orchestral performer. Taylor was invited to perform the world premiere of Mosolov’s Harp Concerto with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Russia and recorded it on a Naxos label in 2019. After her performance in Moscow, she was invited to perform the Mosolov Harp Concerto at the PRISMA Festival in Canada. In 2018, she made her solo debut in Asia with Mozetich’s Harp Concerto “Passion of Angels” with the Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra. Most recently, Taylor performed Dóhnanyi’s Harp Concertino with The Orchestra Now in March of 2022.
In addition to her solo career, Taylor has won numerous international competitions such as first prize from the 2018 Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy's concerto competition, second prize from the Ceren Necipoglu International Competition (chamber division) and the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition, two-time winner of the Three Arts Competition and others. As an orchestral musician, she won the principal harp position with The Orchestra Now in New York and performed during their 2020 through 2022 seasons. Taylor has also performed with many top orchestras in the US, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, and Richmond Symphony. For the 2018-19 season, she was the Associate Member with the esteemed Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In addition to her classical studies, she has performed with the bands Evanescence and Celtic Thunder.
As a recording artist, Taylor is featured on the 2016 Naxos recording with the National Orchestral Institute and a Grammy-Considered CD with the American Youth Harp Ensemble. Throughout her career, she has performed in venues across the globe, such as Carnegie Hall in NYC, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan, Tchaikovsky Hall in Russia, Windsor Chapel in England, Melk Abbey in Austria, Oslo City Hall in Norway, Symphony Center in Chicago, amongst others.
Taylor earned her master’s degree, as a recipient of the Barbara and David Jacobs Fellowship, at Indiana University under Florence Sitruk and her bachelor’s degree with the principal harpist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Gillian Benet Sella, at the University of Cincinnati. She is a native of North Carolina.