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Principal Harpist of the San Diego Symphony, Julie Ann Smith is one of the most prominent young harpists today, performing both as an orchestral musician and concert artist. Gaining international recognition for her charismatic performing style and diverse repertoire, Ms. Smith was the Silver medalist winner in the 2004 USA International Harp Competition and Bronze medalist in 2001.  She is an active recitalist and soloist with orchestras across the country and is equally experienced as a chamber and orchestral musician.  A founding member of the San Diego-based Myriad Trio, she regularly appears in chamber concerts and festivals and has performed abroad in Italy and Japan. During the 2006-07 season she was the Acting Principal Harpist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and prior to that held the position of Principal Harpist for the New World Symphony Orchestra.  Ms. Smith maintains a harp studio and works with students of all ages. She has served on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and regularly gives master-classes across the county.  Ms. Smith has released her first album, The Rhapsodic Harp, which is available from her website, www.harpjas.com. Attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in harp performance where she studied with Yolanda Kondonassis. Her other primary teachers have included Alice Chalifoux and Patrice Lockhart. Ms. Smith is a native of Hastings, NE.
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harpjas - 8 Dec 2009
harpjas - 8 Dec 2009
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