Flute and harp combine forces to bring you an intimate recital of sweeping sensations by French masters. Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.
Introduction and Allegro
Sonata for Flute and Harp
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Kelly Zimba, flute
Kelly Zimba is a first-year Flute Fellow at the New World Symphony. She was recently a member of the Tanglewood Music Festival Orchestra, Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and Lake George Music Festival Orchestra, among others. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, Ms. Zimba has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts and the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile.
Ms. Zimba has had the privilege of working with numerous contemporary composers, and is featured prominently on several premiere recordings of works by Bright Sheng, William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, Kristin Kuster, Evan Chambers and Joel Puckett. She has performed under renowned conductors Charles Dutoit, Andris Nelsons, Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Slatkin, Ludovic Morlot, Marcelo Lehninger and Stéphane Denève.
An advocate for education and community outreach, Ms. Zimba previously held a flute instructor position in the Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston. In 2013 she taught instrumental music at Belvoir Terrace, an all-girls visual and performing arts camp in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her international outreach projects include participating in a benefit CD recording for Hekima Place, a boarding school in Kenya for girls orphaned primarily by HIV/AIDS, and mentoring young flute students in La Serena, Chile during a summer residency with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Ms. Zimba completed her graduate studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. She received bachelor’s degrees in flute performance and music education from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with highest honors. Her teachers include Leone Buyse and Amy Porter.
Julia Coronelli, harp
Julia Coronelli is a second-year Harp Fellow at the New World Symphony. Her playing has been described by The Miami Heraldas “exquisite,” “exceptional” and “stunning.” She has performed extensively with orchestras across the country, including recent performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony. Ms. Coronelli is also the acting-principal harpist of the Britt Classical Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon, as well as principal harpist at Artosphere this past summer. She holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s degree from Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Ms. Coronelli has performed in a variety of venues spanning the country, from Carnegie Hall to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, and from the Chautauqua Auditorium in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, to the runways of New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. She has also been heard both live and recorded on NPR, WFMT and WQXR, as well as on PBS's Great Performances, the episode of which was broadcast both nationally and internationally. A promoter of new music, she has appeared with such esteemed contemporary ensembles as the New Juilliard Ensemble, Axiom, Syzygy New Music and as part of the Festival of Contemporary Music at the Tanglewood Music Festival.
An active participant in summer festivals, Ms. Coronelli has been acting principal harpist of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, principal harpist at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and attended the Aspen Music Festival and School for two years. She was also a prizewinner at the American Harp Society national solo competitions in 2007, 2005 and 2003.