Valérie is an enrapturing classical guitarist...”

— BBC Introducing


Welcome to my web site! Here you will find information on upcoming events, you can watch videos, listen to radio broadcast from National Public Radio (U.S.), and purchase recordings.

June Concert

St Martin’s Church Fundraiser Concert in June

International American guitarist, Valérie Hartzell, will entertain audiences with music from Spain and Latin America along with hits by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica and her own compositions. Concert will be held 17 of June, 2023 at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 7pm where audience members can socialise with a beverage of choice (donations welcome). Tickets, sold at the door, are £10 for adults and £5 for children 18 and under. All proceeds will go towards the roof of the church which has successfully been repaired. For more information, please contact either Valérie: or Barbs: 

"Classical Minds" Festival

For more information on the festival, applications are online at:

Classical Minds is back and it's live! The festival will be held in the picturesque village of West Coker at St Martin's Church from the 27-29 October, 2023. Our faculty artists are Eleanor Kelly, Daniela Rossi, myself and American contralto, Tamara McCoy. Join us for a weekend of guitar orchestra, lecture on guitar building with English Luthier, Stuart Christie, master classes, workshops, and concerts. 

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