Harpist Valerie Muzzolini joined the School of Music faculty in Fall 2011 as a part-time lecturer in the Instrumental Performance division. She has been a member of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and has held the position of Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since the age of twenty-three.
In demand both nationally and internationally, she has performed as guest Principal Harp of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Nice Philharmonic, and has also appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed at prestigious festivals worldwide, and has played under the batons of such renowned conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa, and Bernard Haitink.
An active chamber musician and avid proponent of new music, she performs regularly with the Seattle Chamber Players, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and Music of Remembrance.
Born in Nice, France, she began her musical education at the Nice Conservatory, from which she received top honors. She continued her studies at the Curtis Institute with Marilyn Costello and Judy Loman, followed by graduate work at Yale University with Nancy Allen.
- 2013-14 Concert Season Highlights - September 19, 2013
- School of Music welcomes new faculty for 2011-12 - September 29, 2011
- Seattle Modern Orchestra brings all-star cast to Meany May 13 - May 9, 2011
- UW Symphony: Strings Faculty Showcase - April 29, 2022 - 7:30pm