Harpist Franziska Huhn performs regularly with the Mistral Chamber Players, the Walden Chamber Players, the Radius Ensemble and Collage New Music, and as a substitute harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has given solo recitals throughout the United States in Illinois, Indiana, Rhode Island and Texas, as well as in Norway, Poland, Georgia, Russia, Syria, Pakistan and Germany, including several performances for the German President (Johannes Rau, Horst Köhler). A proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Huhn's solo repertoire includes works written especially for her by well-known composers such as Daniel Pinkham and Lior Navok. Since 2007, she has been on the faculty at the Longy School of Music and the New England Conservatory, and has been the Assistant Director of the Harp Seminar at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute since 2003.
At the age of fourteen, Ms. Huhn took first prize in the prestigious Jugend Musiziert Competition in Germany. Subsequently, she went on to receive a full scholarship to study with Lucille Lawrence and earn a Bachelor of Music degree at Boston University. Ms. Huhn continued her studies with Boston Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Ann Hobson Pilot on a full scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she completed a Masters Degree in Harp performance and a Graduate Diploma, in addition to becoming the first ever harpist to be awarded the Artist Diploma by the Conservatory in 2005. Ms. Huhn has participated in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. She later returned to Tanglewood to perform contemporary music as a Fromm player. In 2007, she received an Artist Diploma from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany.
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