Harriet Vorona, violinist, was born and raised in Bad Pyrmont, Germany, and started playing the violin at the age of 6. She was the winner of many national competitions ("Jugend Musiziert") in both the solo and chamber music categories. She has given recitals in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Japan and the USA and has been broadcast on German public radio.
Harriet holds a Masters Degree in Violin Performance from the "Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst", Frankfurt, Germany, a Performer Diploma from Indiana University and completed postgraduate studies at the Rubin Academy, Jerusalem, Israel. Her teachers include Barbara Rau, Edith Peinemann, Franco Gulli and Hagai Shaham. She attended master classes with Ruggiero Ricci, Ulf Hoelscher, Janos Starker, and Yair Kless. Harriet is currently a resident of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She free-lances extensively and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera, Signature Theatre, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and the National Gallery Orchestra. She is on the faculty of the Potomac Arts Academy at George Mason University as a teaching artist/violin. Harriet is a founding member of the Fairfax Chamber Ensemble and Duo Boston and has participated in frequent chamber music concerts all throughout the DC region and the East Coast. Harriet plays an old mid 1700's Italian violin by Antonio Ungarini and a bow by contemporary American maker, Donald m. Cohen.