Violetta Norrie enjoys playing wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, private parties, gallery openings and other special events. Her pedal harp is a 47-string 1920 gold Wurlitzer Orchestral Grand--it looks beautiful in photos and has a rich and vibrant sound. She is available for bridal/baby showers, cocktail hours, birthday parties, gallery openings and any other event where the elegance of the harp would certainly add to your ambiance. Although Violetta is willing to travel, she is primarily located in Northern New Jersey and the New York City Metropolitan Area.
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Violetta Norrie enjoys playing wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, private parties, gallery openings and other special events. Her pedal harp is a 47-string 1920 gold Wurlitzer Orchestral Grand--it looks beautiful in photos and has a rich and vibrant sound.
Violetta has performed extensively near her home in Montclair, NJ, including The Covenant Church, Redeemer Montclair, Bartoni’s Italian Market, Terra Tea Salon, Mountainside Hospital, The Women's Club of Upper Montclair and The Renaissance Faire at Edgemont Park. She has played weddings and other events at The Chart House in Weehawken, Amanda’s in Hoboken, Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove, The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, YMCA Camp Linwood MacDonald in Sandyston, Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham, Salon Pelardi in Bloomfield, The Church of the Assumption in Morristown, Christian Health Care Center and Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff. Violetta has also performed at various corporate events in Woodcliff Lake, Mount Olive and Jersey City. She was a featured performer at The Medieval Festival of New Jersey in Long Valley and The Harp Festival of Philadelphia 2009.
Violetta is currently Principal Harp of the Essex County Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Youth Orchestra. She recently performed at the South Orange Performing Arts Center as part of a chamber music program. Violetta is a private harp student of Frances Duffy with whom she has studied since the age of six. In the past year, she has performed in master classes for Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harp of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mariko Anraku, Principal Harp of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Sarah Bullen, Principal Harp of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Kathleen Bride, Professor of Harp at Eastman School of Music. At the 2009 Salvi Harps Summer Institute in California, Violetta performed in recital and was a student of Maria Casale, Gold Medalist at the USA International Harp Competition, and Angel Padilla Crespo, international soloist and recording artist. Violetta was an honoree in the 2009 American String Teachers Association of New Jersey Solo Strings Competition.
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