Faculty Recital featuring Harpist Ina Zdorovetchi
November 21, 2010
The New England Conservatory Preparatory Division presents internationally acclaimed harpist and noted Boston musician, Ina Zdorovetchi, in a Faculty Recital on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in Brown Recital Hall on the New England Conservatory campus. This free event is open to the public.
The program will feature works from Ms. Zdorovetchi's recently released solo CD album "Un Sospiro", including some of the greatest masterpieces in the harp repertoire as the Harp Sonatas by Marcel Tournier and Paul Hindemith, in addition to masterful transcriptions of J. S. Bach's Partita I in B-flat Major and Franz Liszt's "Un Sospiro".
Ina Zdorovetchi has been praised by critics as "the Harp Whisperer", "accomplished and hypnotizing", "local pride", "playing with true expressive skill and making the harp part sound as easy as a sigh". In 2009, Zdorovetchi earned the top prize and multiple special prizes at the world's most prestigious harp competition - The 17th International Harp Contest in Israel. She enjoys a busy career as prominent soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist. Concerto credits include appearances with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Moldova National Philharmonic, Moldova State Radio Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Northwest Sinfonietta. Zdorovetchi was featured in performances at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, American Harp Society National Conference, World Harp Congress, Savannah Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center and has recorded for Sony, Naxos, BMOP/sound, WGBH-Boston and BSO, in collaboration with Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Tyler, Boston Pops, Natalie Merchant, Chris Botti and many more. In addition she is the 2nd Prize winner at the Cite des Arts de Paris International Competition, Ist Prize winner at the Bucharest International Harp Competition and her work has been honored by numerous additional awards for solo and chamber music achievements. Ms. Zdorovetchi holds degrees from New England Conservatory, Boston University and Boston Conservatory, having studied with Ann Hobson Pilot, Cynthia Price-Glynn and Ion Ivan-Roncea. Currently, she is on the faculty at Wellesley College, Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory - Prep Division and her students have won prizes at national and international competitions.