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Grace Wong Leaving RPO

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Grace Wong Leaving RPO

An Accomplished Career Grace Wong, Principal Harpist of the RPO since 1979, is one of the four RPO musicians who will retire at the close of the 17-18 season this spring. Grace earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Oberlin Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, respectively. Prior to joining the RPO, she had been the second prizewinner at the Fifth International Harp Contest in Israel in 1973. Including a debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1974, Grace has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, toured Canada and the Far East, and has given a series of...

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Browning Returning to Rochester

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Browning Returning to Rochester

RPO’s Incoming Principal Harpist Grace Browning will be the new principal harpist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), following the retirement of residing RPO harpist, Grace Wong at the end of the current season. Browning won the audition after a two-day audition that took place in this past October. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, where she has been principal harpist with the Dallas Opera since 2014, Browning will be relocating to Rochester to start the job in Fall 2018. “I am so excited to be joining the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as their principal harpist,”...

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