Britt Orchestra Season
Britt Festival Orchestra Principal Keyboard/Harp


James Chubet, Principal Keyboard

HOMETOWN: Westwood, MA
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Currently with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra/Lavazza Chamber Ensemble.
BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: B.M. from Boston Conservatory and 2 M.M.'s (Piano Performance and Musicology) from New England Conservatory of Music
CAREER INSPIRATION: An outstanding high school music program and amazing teachers.
MUSICAL TASTES: Western art music from the Renaissance to contemporary, world music, jazz and songs from the Great American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, Arlen etc.)
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: My piano teachers (especially Alfred Lee, Harriet Shirvan and Gabriel Chodos), Arthur Rubinstein, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, and Anne-Marie Chubet.
IF YOU WEREN'T A MUSICIAN: Writing about the performing arts.
BRITT HISTORY: Since 1985....30 years!
SOUTHERN OREGON FAVORITES: Hanging with friends in the valley and family who live in Oregon and going to restaurants, wineries and plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
FAVORITE BRITT MEMORY: Making music with so many incredible musicians as orchestra member, soloist and chamber musician and all the summers spent here with our now 25-year old daughter Alena!

Julia Coronelli
Julia Coronelli, Principal Harp

HOMETOWN: Miami Beach, FL 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Born in Chicago, Illinois, Julia began playing the harp at the age of four. She has performed in many of the world's greatest halls, including Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Carnegie Hall (New York), Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK), Oriental Art Center (Shanghai), National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and National Concert Hall (Taipei). Recent performances include concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (U.K.), St. Louis Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra, & Phoenix Symphony. She held the position of Principal Harpist of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach from 2014-2017. In 2019, Ms. Coronelli performed as Guest Principal Harp on The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Asia Tour, led by Maestro Riccardo Muti. Tour stops included Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, and Osaka.
BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelor’s of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.