We are happy to announce the latest of our monthly 'Musical Moments'. These concerts take place on the first Monday of every month and are followed by a buffet with wine. This month we welcome Noelia Cotuna playing harp.
The ‘Musical Moments’ concerts have been made possible by the very kind cooperation of The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. We are very privileged in being able to present these young, highly talented musicians who are already making their mark in the music world.
A varied programme of music for solo harp, including repertoire by Bach, Nino Rota, and Henriette Renie.
Winner of the 88 Concurso Permanente Juventudes Musicales in Spain and EMCY Prize, 2017 North London Camac Harp Competition and 2017 Suoni d’Arpa International Harp Contest, 18-year-old Noelia Cotuna has been awarded more than 20 prizes at international competitions in Spain, Italy, Serbia and the UK.
Born in Spain, Noelia attended the Professional Conservatoire of Music of Valencia where she studied with Ana Martínez. She graduated in 2016 with the Professional Prize of Music in Harp and Chamber Music, and the Scholarship Prize of the RSEAPV. At 15, she was offered a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and is in her 3rd year of studies with Gabriella Dall’Olio.
Noelia was appointed principal harp of the Valencian Government’s Youth Orchestra and was selected for Madrid Symphony Orchestra’s “Proyecto Talentos”, where she won its 2017 Soloists’ Competition. She made her concerto debut playing Dittersdorf’s Concerto for Harp alongside the Valencia Orchestra. She is also a reserve for the European Union Youth Orchestra for the 2018 season.
Noelia performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player in prestigious venues throughout Spain, London and other European cities. She has been a guest of various festivals, including Harp on Wight Festival, Proms at St Jude’s, Rassegna dell’Arpa Viggianese and many more. She has participated in masterclasses with harpists such as Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Fabrice Pierre, Sylvain Blassel, Park Stickney, Cristina Montes, Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche and Rachel Masters. Noelia is generously supported as a Trinity College London Scholar.