Noelia Cotuna

Date of birth: 20.04.2000

Instrument:

harp

Nationality: Romanian
Competition:

Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España, 2017

Prize: EMCY prize
Contact: thorugh the EMCY Office

Winner of the 88º Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España and the EMCY Prize, the 2017 North London Camac Harp Competition and 2017 “Suoni d’Arpa” International Harp Contest, 17-year-old Noelia Cotuna has been awarded more than 20 prizes at international competitions in Spain, Italy, Serbia and the UK.

Born in Spain, she started playing the harp at the age of six and two years later attended the Professional Conservatoire of Music of Valencia where she studied with Ana Martínez. She completed her studies in 2016 with the Professional Prize of Music in Harp and Chamber Music, and the Scholarship Prize of the RSEAPV. She was guest harpist of the Valencian Government’s Youth Orchestra in 2013 and was appointed principal harp at 14. Noelia has been involved in Madrid Symphony Orchestra’s Proyecto Talentos since being selected in 2015 and is a winner of its 2017 Soloists’ Competition. She has also been a reserve in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO) for the 2017 season, and is currently a reserve in the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO).

Noelia made her concerto debut in July 2016 playing Dittersdorf’s Concerto for Harp alongside Valencia Orchestra and today performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player in the most prestigious venues throughout Spain, in London and other European cities. She has appeared as a soloist at Proms at St Jude’s Festival and Harp on Wight Festival, at venues such as Auditorio Nacional de Música Madrid, Palau de les Arts and Palau de la Música in Valencia, St John’s Smith Square, Queen’s House, Old Royal Naval College. Noelia receives regular coaching in Early music with Frances Kelly, and has taken part in masterclasses with Fabrice Pierre, Marie Pierre Langlamet, Cristina Montes, Sylvain Blassel, Park Stickney, Maria Elena Bovio, Han-An Liu, Rachel Masters and Hugh Webb.

At 15, she was offered a place at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and is currently in her second year of studies with Gabriella Dall’Olio. Noelia has been generously supported by the Gladys Bratton Scholarship Fund during the 2015/16 year, and is currently a Rosamund Mott Scholar, Trinity College London Scholar and AIE Spain Scholar.

You can hear Noelia on Youtube

Repertoire

Solo


I. Albéniz, Malagueña

J. S. Bach, Suite no. 1 for the lute (BWV 996)

L. van Beethoven , Variations on a Swiss air

B. Britten, Suite for harp

P. Chertok , «Around the clock» Suite

L. C. Daquin, Le coucou

L. C. Daquin, L’hirondelle

C. Debussy, Première arabesque

C. Debussy, Rêverie

M. De Falla, Serenata andaluza

J. L. Dussek, Deux grandes sonates (op. 34)

S. G. Dussek, Sonata in C minor

G. Fauré, Impromptu (op. 86)

J. Gallés, Sonata in C minor

M. Glinka, Nocturne

M. Glinka, Variations on a theme by Mozart

G. Glynn, Cerdygg

F. Godefroid, Étude de concert (op. 193)

F. Godefroid, La Mélancolie

G. Gombau, Apunte bético

M. Grandjany, Dans la forêt du charme et de l’enchantement

M. Grandjany, Fantaisie sur un thème de Haydn

V. M. Graziani, Carnevale di Venezia

J. Guridi, Viejo Zortzico

G. F. Händel, Tema con variazioni

A. Hasselmans, Fileuse

A. Hasselmans, Gitana (op. 21)

A. Hasselmans, La Source (op. 44)

A. Hasselmans, Valse de Concert

P. Hindemith, Sonate für harfe

Z. Kodály, Intermezzo from “Hary János” Suite

W. A. Mozart, Sonata in A major (KV331)

F. J. Naderman, Sept sonatines progressives

G. B. Pescetti, Sonata in C minor

F. Poenitz, Todestanz der Willys

H. Renié, Contemplation

H. Renié, Danse des lutins

G. Rossini, Sonata

C. Saint-Saëns, Fantaisie (op. 95)

C. Salzedo, Concert Fantasy on Lara’s “Granada”

M. Samuel-Rousseau, Variations pastorals sur un vieux Noël

L. Spohr, Variations sur l’air “Je suis encore dans mon printemps” (op. 36)

L. M. Tedeschi, Étude Impromptu

J. Thomas, Le Soir

J. Thomas, The minstrel’s adieu to his native land

M. Tournier , Au Matin

M. Tournier , Berceuse Russe

M. Tournier, Deuxième Sonatine (op. 45)

A. Zabel, La Source am springbrunnen (op. 23)

A. Zabel, Marguerite au Rouet (op. 19)

A. Zabel, Marguerite douloureuse au Rouet (op. 26)


With Piano

J. Turina, Tema con variaciones


Chamber Music

H. Andriessen, Intermezzo

L. van Beethoven, Air russe (theme and variations)

J. Cras, Suite en duo

C. Debussy, En bateau

C. Debussy, Sonata

F. Doppler, A. Zamara, Fantasia ‘Casilda’

A. Dvorak, 4 Romantic pieces

G. Fauré, Fantaisie

G. Fauré, Sicilienne

C. W. Gluck, Orphée

C. de Grandval, Valse mélancolique

H. Harty, In Ireland

D. Heath, Beyond the dark

J. Ibert, Deux interludes

J. B. Krumpholtz, Sonata in F major

M. Lauricella, Arthropoda

F. Liszt, Liebesträume no. 3

J. Massenet, Meditation from Thaïs

F. J. Naderman, J. L. Tulou , Nocturne

V. Persichetti, Serenade op. 10 (op. 79)

M. Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte

G. Rossini, Andante and Allegro

C. Saint-Saëns, Fantaisie (op. 124)

L. Spohr, Sonata in C minor

M. Storer, Grace


With orchestra

C. D. von Dittersdorf, Concerto for harp and orchestra in A major

G. F. Händel, Harp Concerto in Bb major (op. 4, no. 6)

W. A. Mozart, Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra in C major (K299)

H. Renié, Concerto for harp and orchestra in C minor

A. Vivaldi, Concerto in D major (RV93)


If you are interested in working with Noelia, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.

02.12.2000
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