In this post i shall introduce myself. My name is Anne Vanschothorst (1974) i live and work in The Hague (Holland). I started as as a performing harpist and after a year playing concerts i decided to be a composer, music producer and i started HSM ( harp and soul music) in 2007.
Before making harp and soul music, my identity was determined by my physical condition. My harp was always accompanying me even-though there was a time that I could not make music at all due to fybromialgia. During this struggle and unhappy time in my life I met my husband. He made me see my harp again. I found my identity: the harp is my heart, my breathing, my joy and consolation. I needed to listen and reconnect with the instrument after so many years. I am so grateful for this renewed love in my life thanks to my greatest love ! Nowadays improvisation and creating something new is my true passion, it makes my heart and soul dance! “Life would be a mistake without music.”
What is your true passion ? What makes you happy in life ? I love to read your (harp and) soul story ! Please feel free to respond (scroll down this page and you find the comment box - you can log in via Facebook or Google+) .. with music &love XA