Internationally renowned harpist Ina Zdorovetchi has established a reputation as one of the leading musicians of her generation, noted for her compelling interpretations and unique tone. Hailed as “the harp whisperer” as well as “monster player”, she has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops, West Deutsche Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Portland Symphony (Maine), Brevard Music Center Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, National Philharmonic of Moldova, Seattle Chamber Orchestra and was featured in the American Harp Society National Conference Gala concert.
A sought-after recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Rockport Music Festival, World Harp Congress, has recorded for Sony, Naxos, Albany Records, BMOP/Sound, and was presented in live broadcasts on WGBH Radio Boston, Israel Broadcasting Authority, WDR Koln (Germany) and Moldova National TV. Additional highlights include giving the European premiere of John Williams’ Harp Concerto On Willows and Birches, World premieres of Thomas Oboe Lee’s Haro Concerto …bisbigliando… (dedicated to her), Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre and performing a solo recital for an event hosted by John Kerry, 68th Secretary of State of the United States, in front of a crowd of the world’s preeminent leaders.
As the recipient of numerous awards, Ina Zdorovetchi is the top prize winner of the 17th International Harp Contest in Israel, second prize winner at Cite des Arts Harp Competition in Paris and has been honored with the Henry Cabot Award for Special Commitment of Talent by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Alien with Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts title by the United States government and Outstanding Music Faculty of the Year by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
She holds several harp performance degrees from the New England Conservatory, Boston University, Boston Conservatory and Bucharest University of Music (Romania) and received her early training in her native Republic of Moldova, double-majoring in harp and piano performance at the Ciprian Porumbescu Music School.
Ms. Zdorovetchi resides in Boston, MA, playing as principal harpist with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Portland Symphony and Boston Lyric Opera and teaching as the Associate Professor of Harp at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.