Korean-Australian violinist Harriet L. is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician who has performed with the London Chamber Orchestra, the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Reno Philharmonic, the Gyeonggi Philharmonic of Korea, and the Orchestre National de Belgique, to name a few. The laureate of many competitions, including the 2016 Leopold Mozart Competition, the 2011 Andrea Postacchini International Competition, and the 2006 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, she has also released two CDs with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the first of the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No.7 in 2011 and the second of Saint-Saëns Pieces for Violin, including the Havanaise and Romances in 2013.
An exuberant chamber musician, Harriet’s past festival appearances include the Seiji Ozawa International Music Academy in Switzerland, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, YellowBarn, and the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove. She has collaborated with such artists as Gary Hoffman, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Frans Helmerson, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert McDonald, Laurence Lesser, Midori Goto, and Menahem Pressler. She is also a founding member of the Terra String Quartet, a vibrant young quartet based in New York City, and winner of the Gold Medal and Grand Prize at the 2022 Fischoff Competition.
Harriet has studied with Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth of Belgium, with Josef Rissin at the Karlsruhe Hochschule fur Musik in Germany, with Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman at the Manhattan School of Music and at the New England Conservatory, where she received her bachelor’s degree as a student of Miriam Fried and Lucy Chapman. She completed her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Catherine Cho, Daniel Phillips and Donald Weilerstein, and upon graduation was bestowed the prestigious William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music.