INA ZDOROVETCHI | HARPIST
Ina Zdorovetchi is an American harpist of Eastern European descent. Over the past 25 years she has been privileged to give hundreds of concerto performances, from world/continental premieres to more traditional staples, appearing with numerous orchestras around the world including The Boston Pops, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Köln, Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Chamber Orchestra, Brevard Music Center Orchestra and many others. Highlights include giving the European Premiere of John Williams’ “On Willows and Birches” Harp Concerto, World Premiere of Thomas Oboe Lee’s “...bisbigliando…” Harp Concerto (dedicated to her) and being featured as one of five soloists in the American Harp Society National Conference Gala Concert alongside some of the world’s most celebrated harpists.
As a recitalist and chamber musician she has been presented by Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, World Harp Congress, Celebrity Series of Boston, Savannah Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music and was honored to give a solo recital at the residence of John Kerry, 68th Secretary of State of the United States, in front of a crowd of the world’s preeminent leaders. Her performances have been broadcast live on WDR Köln (Germany), Israel Broadcasting Authority, National Public Radio (USA), WGBH Radio Boston, Moldova National TV & Radio, and recorded for Sony, Naxos, Albany Records, BMOP/Sound and Portland Symphony TV, among others.
Over the years, she has been privileged to receive numerous awards and honors for her work, including the Alien with Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts title from the United States government, Outstanding Music Faculty of the year from Boston Conservatory, Henry Cabot Award for Special Commitment of Talent from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, top prize and multiple special awards at the 17th International Harp Contest in Israel and second prize at Cite des Arts Competition in Paris, France.
Currently, she maintains a busy schedule performing as a guest with various organizations across the country and serves as the principal harpist of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Lyric Opera. As a former faculty member at Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Department Chair and Associate Professor), Brevard Music Center (Department Director), Wellesley College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, she takes pride in an extensive teaching output, having worked with students from across the globe who went on to be accepted to nearly all of this country’s most selective college harp programs (Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Yale University, University of Southern California, Rice University, etc.), perform as soloists with various orchestra in USA and Europe, being featured at the World Harp Congress and win prestigious competition prizes.
Educated in the USA, Romania and her native Moldova, she holds degrees from New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, Bucharest University of Music and “Ciprian Porumbescu” Lyceum of Music (double-majoring in harp and piano). When not practicing, or performing, Ina Zdorovetchi enjoys spending her free time on a quiet Florida beach, voraciously reading on her favorite subjects: psychology, financial markets and kinesics