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Erica Goodman


Brilliant technique

Poetic interpretations

Powerful performances

Photo:  Danylo Bobyk

Latest Recording

Being Golden

A brilliant collection of music for flute & harp

Photo:  Danylo Bobyk

Photo:  Shjaane Glover


Harpist Erica Goodman has been hailed as one of the world’s pre-eminent solo harpists, praised for her instrumental mastery, poetic expression and brilliant technique.

A native of Toronto, Erica Goodman received her training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), the National Music Camp (Interlochen Michigan) and the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia). Already a concert performer in her teens, Erica played under the baton of Igor Stravinsky during recording sessions in Toronto.

While at Curtis, Erica was a concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Upon finishing her studies, conductor Mario Bernardi chose her to be a member of the newly formed National Arts Centre Orchestra. As harpist for the NAC, she performed Harry Somers’ “Suite for Harp and Chamber Orchestra” at the orchestra’s New York debut performance.


Audio Video Club of Atlanta

“Flutist Suzanne Shulman and harpist Erica Goodman, Canadian artists who have done distinguished work as guest soloists, participants in various ensembles, and as a duo, show the reason for their acclaim by critics and audiences in “Serenades & Sonatas.” Exceptionally smooth execution, timing and mutual rapport between these artists help make this album a pleasure to review …  read more
Phil Muse

Large Stage Live

“The centrepiece is the world premiere recording of David Occhipinti’s Net of Gems, composed in 2020 specifically for Shulman and Goodman. Although plainly a contemporary work, this piece is much more lyrical in style overall than Narthex. …  read more
Ken Stephen

The Wholenote

“Flutist Suzanne Shulman and harpist Erica Goodman are popular, brilliant and esteemed Canadian performers who, when asked to participate in a summer festival concert of music for an English garden, gathered pieces evoking an outdoor setting. Here they perform a selection of these compositions/arrangements with stellar ensemble and musical skills.  …  read more
Tiina Kiik

Upcoming Concerts

Erica Goodman Performs
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “A Grand Night for Singing”

June 29 – Sept 30, 2023
Shaw Festival, BMO Stage

Erica Goodman Performs

October 6, 2023
100 Lyndhurst Ave., Toronto
Flute & harp recital with Suzanne Shulman. Various works as well as some newly commissioned surprises.

Erica Goodman Performs

November 30, 2023
Harp Concerto by Alex Pauk
Esprit Orchestra
Koerner Hall, Toronto

Erica Goodman Performs
ChoralWorks Choir

December 2, 2023
Trinity United Church, Collingwood Ontario
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols

Erica Goodman Performs
Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan

May 11 & 12, 2024
The Music Gallery, Toronto
“The Eleusinian Mysteries” by Andrew P. MacDonald for harp and gamelan