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Friday, September 26, 2008

Beautiful Music

Originally uploaded by Edoray on 24th September, 2008

One of the photo montages that I put together after a photo viewing, with this great harpist playing very beautiful classical music to accompany my photos of Balboa Park.

Following is her bio and web site:
Tasha Smith, harpist, has studied harp with Dorinne Yoder of Escondido and is currently studying with Elena Mashkovtseva. She has also studied violin, her teachers being Holly Christmas, Michael Tseitlin, and currently Hernan Constantino. She has studied violin for 13 years and harp for 7 years.

Tasha has played violin and harp for the San Diego Young Artists Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego Youth Symphony. She is presently the harpist for both the San Diego Youth Symphony and the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and plays violin for the San Diego Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra.

Tasha has won awards in both soloist and ensemble categories with both harp and violin. She was 3rd place winner in The BEEM Foundation Scholarship Competition as violin soloist in 1995. In 1998 and 1999 she was 1st place winner in the Chula Vista Women's Club Music Competition as harpist for harp/violin ensemble, and as harp soloist respectively. This year (2001) Tasha took first place in the string division for the Grossmont Community Concert Association Women's Instrumental Scholarship Auditions as harp soloist. As a result of winning the auditions, Tasha is this evening's featured concerto soloist with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra.

Tasha selected to study at Grossmont College in order to prepare for further music studies at a conservatory or university school of music. She is also satisfying some general education requirements at Grossmont College to enable her to devote more time to music after she has transferred to a conservatory.

Tasha's present goals are to improve her performance skills and to learn as much music theory as possible in preparation for her university/conservatory auditions. Tasha's goals for the future are to perform as a harp soloist with orchestras around the world, have a place as harpist in a major symphony orchestra, and to teach both harp and violin both at a conservatory and privately. Tasha is pursuing her Sophomore year as a music major at Grossmont College.

http://harpbytashasmith.com/home.cfm - She speaks French and Spanish. She is the Principal Harpist of the Orchestra.of Baja California of Tijuana

She was a student of Isabelle Perrin -


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