Harriet Vorona

Harriet Vorona Violin Lessons

Teaching Artist - Violin


Harriet Vorona is a Violin Teaching Artist at the Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA. For the last eighteen years she has been active as a performer and violin teacher in the Washington, DC area, maintaining a private violin studio, as well as coaching chamber music and orchestra sectionals at various DC area youth orchestras. She freelances extensively and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera, Signature Theatre, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and the National Gallery Orchestra.

Harriet loves chamber music and is a founding member of the Fairfax Chamber Ensemble and Duo Boston and has participated in frequent chamber music concerts all throughout the DC region and the East Coast. She hopes to be able to explore the vast and exciting chamber music repertoire together with her students here at Potomac Arts Academy.

Harriet was born and raised in Bad Pyrmont, Germany, and started playing the violin at the age of 6. She was the winner of many national competitions (“Jugend Musiziert”) in both the solo and chamber music categories. She has given recitals in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Japan and the USA and has been broadcast on German public radio.

Harriet holds a Masters Degree in Violin Performance from the “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst”, Frankfurt, Germany, a Performer Diploma from Indiana University and completed postgraduate studies at the Rubin Academy, Jerusalem, Israel. Her teachers include Barbara Rau, Edith Peinemann, Franco Gulli and Hagai Shaham. She attended masterclasses with Ruggiero Ricci, Ulf Hoelscher, Janos Starker, and Yair Kless.

In her non performing life Harriet works as a part time bowmaking associate in the workshop of bowmaker Donald Cohen, Alexandria, VA where she helps with the rehairing, repairing and making of violin, viola, cello, and bass bows.

Harriet lives in Springfield, VA with her three kids and way too many pets.  Her website is http://www.harrietvorona.com/.


For more information about Harriet, please call 703-993-9889 or email potomac@gmu.edu.