summer Harp camp
Tuesday -Friday, 10 am - 3pm
Saturday- Concert at Noon
Finnish Lutheran Church
8504 13th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117
An exciting week of immersive harp! We'll have games, harp ensemble, music theory, technique, lessons with guest teacher Annabelle Taubl (Stanford University, San Francisco Ballet), and a masterclass with Valerie Muzzolini (Seattle Symphony). In addition to an intensive learning experience, this camp will be a wonderful way to celebrate all the hard work that students have done under difficult circumstances this year.
BYO lunch, snacks provided
Harps, benches, stands, and tuners must be brought on the first day, but can then stay at the venue throughout the week
Students must learn their ensemble music ahead of time
Any harpist of any level is welcome! You don't have to be a member of my studio to join in the fun
Tuition for the week: $550.00
Annabelle Taubl is the principal harpist of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and instructor of harp at Stanford University. She has been praised for her “effortless technique, natural musicianship, and truly unlimited potential”. Having performed at venues throughout the United States and Europe, Annabelle made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York String Orchestra under the direction of Jaime Laredo. On a live national broadcast from Boston’s Jordan Hall, she performed on NPR’s “From the Top” and was selected to be featured on the program’s first CD. In 2002 Annabelle represented the American Harp Society at the World Harp Congress in Switzerland.
Beginning harp lessons at age 5, Annabelle made her solo debut just five years later performing Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Northeast Youth Symphony. A year later, she entered the pre-college program at the Juilliard School and began to study with Nancy Allen, principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic. After graduating with honors from the pre-college program, Annabelle was accepted into the 20/20 full-scholarship honors chamber music program at the Hartt School, where she continued her studies with Ms. Allen.
Annabelle’s solo appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center orchestra, Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, Symphony ProMusica, Symphony by the Sea, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, and the United States Military Academy Concert Band. Annabelle frequently performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Pops.
In June 2001, she was awarded first prize in the Young Professional Division of the American Harp Society’s National Competition, which accorded her Young Concert Artist status and a two year concert tour of the United States. Other awards include the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Juilliard School (2004), first prize in the Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition (1999), first prize in the Prix Renie National Competition (1999), third prize in the American Harp Society’s National Competition (1999), and third prize in the Corpus Christi International Competition (2000).
Valerie Muzzolini has been a member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and has held the position of Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since the age of twenty-three.
In demand both nationally and internationally, she has performed as guest Principal Harp of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Nice Philharmonic, and has also appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed at prestigious festivals worldwide, and has played under the batons of such renowned conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa, and Bernard Haitink.
An active chamber musician and avid proponent of new music, she performs regularly with the Seattle Chamber Players, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and Music of Remembrance.
Born in Nice, France, she began her musical education at the Nice Conservatory, from which she received top honors. She continued her studies at the Curtis Institute with Marilyn Costello and Judy Loman, followed by graduate work at Yale University with Nancy Allen.