Luke Wygodny, Marina Pires & Elias Wygodny
a year on the road ...
The Heartstrings Project started in 2015 as the idea of two brothers, Luke & Elias Wygodny. They
wanted to create a safe space in New York for their community of artist friends to explore "what tunes their heartstrings.” The project was originally structured around Elias’ desire to share the benefits of his meditation and yoga practice and Luke’s desire to spread
songwriting as a vehicle for creative exploration in a group setting.
Three years later, The Heartstrings Project continues bringing artists together for collaboration across the country. With Marina Pires & Luke Wygodny at the helm of this exploration the team continues to seek out the truth through storytelling.
In 2019, Marina was traveling with the Broadway first National Tour of ON YOUR FEET the story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan & Luke was on the road with The Bengsons in HUNDRED DAYS. Over the summer they dropped everything to tour with the project hitting Texas, Brazil, Indiana, Chicago, Maine & more. They were last in Dallas where Marina was performing in “In The Heights” at The Dallas Theatre Center while playing HSP shows in (Dallas & Austin). After Dallas gig the band all met up in Chicago to finish up their debut album Shadow People. Release date (2020)
With 'heart tuning' in mind, The HSP team is setting out on a Shadow People ALBUM DEBUT TOUR to meet new people & collaborate on the road.Stay tuned for new music, our travel blog, and a Heartstrings podcast where we interview storytellers all across the country.