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!
HOMETOWN: Miami Beach, FL
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Julia Coronelli was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began playing the harp at the age of four. In 2014, she won the position of Principal Harpist of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, performed as a guest solo artist with Music of the Baroque in Chicago, and has also been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In previous summers, she has been Acting Principal Harpist of the Colorado Music Festival, Principal Harpist at Music Academy of the West, a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and attended the Aspen Music Festival and School.
BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelor’s of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.
+James Chubet, Principal (Westwood, MA)
Sergei Teleshev, Accordion Extra (Eugene, OR)
Julia Coronelli, Principal (Miami Beach, FL)
Meredith Clark, Harp Extra (San Francisco, CA)
+Orchestra Member for 20 or more years