Violetta Norrie, a Montclair 17 year old harpist, will perform a solo recital on Tuesday, May 27, 7 pm, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair.
Violetta is the 2014 recipient of the UNICO Montclair Scholarship, and an award ceremony with refreshments will immediately follow.
Violetta began studying harp at the age of six with Frances Duffy. She recently graduated from the Manhattan School of Music Precollege where she studies with Susan Jolles. She will return to Manhattan School of Music in the fall in a Bachelor of Music program as a Harp Performance major.
Violetta sits as Principal Harp of the New York Youth Symphony and Opera Theatre of Montclair. She has performed at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall), Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space and The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. For the past five summers, respectively, she has studied at the International Harp Academy of the Pacific (Powell River, BC), L’Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice (France), Eastman School of Music, Saratoga Harp Colony, Isabelle Perrin Summer Harp Workshop (Traverse City, Michigan) and Salvi Harps Summer Institute (Anaheim, California). In June 2014, Violetta will attend the Maine Chamber Music Seminar at the Snow Pond Music Festival.
She is a 2014 YoungArts Winner, Second Place in the Junior Division of the 2011 American Strings Teachers Association National Solo Competition in Kansas City, MO, and Third Place, 2010 Philadelphia Chapter of the American Harp Society Solo Competition.