About Virginia

Photo Credit Pierce Studies, Brunswick Maine

Virginia studied harp with the legendary teacher Lucile Lawrence while earning a BA in Music from Wellesley College, and a Master of Music in Harp Performance at Boston University. As a student, she attended the Tanglewood Institute, and was the harpist for the MIT Symphony. Virginia also studied with Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.

Virginia (better known as “Suki”) moved to Maine from the Philadelphia area where she served as the Associate Director of the Philadelphia Harp Festival. She performed with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, the Bucks County Choral Society, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, the Westminster Community Orchestra, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, and other local performing groups. She also enjoyed frequent solo performances, including performing at the Philadelphia Harp Festival, the Lucile Lawrence Centennial Celebration at Ball State University, and a variety of local churches.

She currently enjoys being part of Maine’s vibrant music life as a freelance harpist, performing regularly with the Midcoast Symphony and with Bangor and Augusta Symphonies, and also with ensembles at Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby Colleges, Sheepscot Valley Chorus, Penobscot Bay, and Downeast Singers. In addition to regular private lessons she is offering a new teaching program, “Hands-On Harp,” a group-format beginner-level introduction to the harp for those curious about the instrument.