Nancy Lendrim is principal harp of the Toledo Symphony, where she holds the Lois Nitschke Chair for Harp. She received degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with renowned harpist Alice Chalifoux. In addition, she spent twelve summers studying with Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine. She also studied with Jeanne Chalifoux. Along with her work with the Toledo Symphony, she has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.Ms. Lendrim is currently on the faculty of the University of Toledo, Toledo School for the Arts; and is director of harp ensembles for the Saratoga Harp Colony. She has appeared as a performer, presenter, and clinician at both regional and national harp conferences, and in 2002 she performed at the Eighth World Harp Congress in Geneva, Switzerland as a member of both the Salzedo Harp Ensemble and the Salzedo Harp Duo. In 2008 the Salzedo Harp Duo performed at the Tenth World Harp Congress in Amsterdam.
Ms. Lendrim has recorded with the Salzedo Duo on the Azica label and with the Cleveland Orchestra on the Decca label. Her second disc with the Salzedo Duo was released in 2008. Offstage, she maintains an active roster of private students, is president of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the American Harp Society, and is a regular contributor and reviewer for The Harp Column magazine. She lives in Sylvania, Ohio with husband Roger Greive and sons Elliot and Oliver.