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  • Biography

    London harpist Valeria Kurbatova started her musical career at the age of 8 when she began studying the harp at the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow.

    She had her debut at the age of nine at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire. Since then Valeria has performed as a soloist and in ensemble groups in numerous concerts, at a vast range of concert halls: The Conservatory’s Concert Halls, Rachmaninov’s Concert Halls, The International House of Music, The Barvikha Concert Hall, and The Gnessin’s Hall. London concert halls and venues she has played include: Kensington Palace, Wigmore Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Forge, The National Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, The Natural History Museum, Westroad Hall (Cambridge) and The Royal College of Music Concert Halls.

    Valeria has won awards at a number of different International harp and music competitions: Scholarships from “New Names Foundation”, “The Young Talent” award from the Spivakov International Foundation, 1st prize at the International Harp Competition in Moscow, Young Talent award at the Moscow Music Festival, 4th prize at the International Cardiff Harp Competition, “Best student of the year” award in 2011 (among all music conservatoires in Russia), finalist of the Croydon Concerto competition followed by “Young Soloist” award and the Jellinek Prize, 1st prize at the Royal College of Music harp competitions in 2012 and 2014. In 2012 Valeria was also selected as a ‘Rising Star’ by The Royal College of Music

    In 2012 Valeria and her duo partner Luce Zurita (Elegiac Duo) were finalists of the Croydon Concerto Competition 2012 where they performed Mozart flute and harp concerto with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra. They have since been appearing as soloists with various orchestras for the past 2 years and played a series of recitals at the Meridiennes Festival in Rouen, France in April 2014.

    In 2014 they premiered a double-concerto by Richardson dedicated to them and a piece by Andrea di Paolo ‘In Quite for Morton F.’

    In 2013 Valeria became the principal harpist of the London Electronic Orchestra founded by Kate Simko. The project has had success since the very first show. This year alone they have played the opening set at the iTunes Festival, Bestival, Boiler Room in Ibiza, The Forge and at The National Gallery in London.

    An active chamber musician, Valeria formed Globe Ensemble featuring Luce Zurita (flute), Shiry Rashkovsky (viola) and herself. Next season sees the ensemble tour across the UK and will incorporate music of Romantic, Impressionist and Contemporary styles. Valeria also collaborates in many other different ensembles and projects.

    Valeria can play alongside a range of different instruments and is available for concerts, private events and promotions.


    Recent Clients

    BAFTA

    Britten Official

    Royal Society of Medicine

    Royal Lifeboat Institution

    The National Gallery

    The Ritz

    Victoria and Albert Museum

    Park Chinois

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    Rolex Official





  • Prices

    2x45

    £250.00

    within London

    2x45 from

    £250.00

    within 100 miles from London

    1 hour

    £200.00

    within London

  • Technical Requirements

    I've got a concert grand harp which I can easily transport anywhere within the UK.
    If the event is big and requires amplification I can bring a 100watt amplifier and a Schertler Pick up so the harp will be heard even at the very large venues.

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  • Reviews (2)

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    Llywelyn Jones (Music Club)

    11 months ago

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    Valeria is a phenomenally gifted musician with unique, original and innovative ideas when it comes to performing on the harp. Her impeccable technique has been crafted through years of dedication and hard work which has been the gateway to the crisp and clear sound that she projects from the instrument. Her repertoire is vast and interesting showing the full scope of her musical ability on stage. Without a shadow of a doubt, I recommend this harpist to any event that you may have, whether it be a wedding, corporate function or even an evening of house music, she can do it all and all extraordinary well. She is quite possibly world class!!

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    Jess Davie (Wedding)

    11 months ago

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    Valeria played at our wedding and we were so happy that we chose her! She was very helpful from the start; helping us with some song recommendations and she could play all our song requests. She was always quick to respond to my emails, which helped with the planning, and liaised with my bridesmaid who sung a solo with her. They worked well together and sounded amazing. On the day, Valeria played beautifully. The sound of her playing the harp in our outdoor, country ceremony was truly something that I will always remember walking down the aisle to. Thank you so much Valeria, for helping to make our wedding so special!

  • ABOUT

    Biography

    London harpist Valeria Kurbatova started her musical career at the age of 8 when she began studying the harp at the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow.

    She had her debut at the age of nine at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire. Since then Valeria has performed as a soloist and in ensemble groups in numerous concerts, at a vast range of concert halls: The Conservatory’s Concert Halls, Rachmaninov’s Concert Halls, The International House of Music, The Barvikha Concert Hall, and The Gnessin’s Hall. London concert halls and venues she has played include: Kensington Palace, Wigmore Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Forge, The National Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, The Natural History Museum, Westroad Hall (Cambridge) and The Royal College of Music Concert Halls.

    Valeria has won awards at a number of different International harp and music competitions: Scholarships from “New Names Foundation”, “The Young Talent” award from the Spivakov International Foundation, 1st prize at the International Harp Competition in Moscow, Young Talent award at the Moscow Music Festival, 4th prize at the International Cardiff Harp Competition, “Best student of the year” award in 2011 (among all music conservatoires in Russia), finalist of the Croydon Concerto competition followed by “Young Soloist” award and the Jellinek Prize, 1st prize at the Royal College of Music harp competitions in 2012 and 2014. In 2012 Valeria was also selected as a ‘Rising Star’ by The Royal College of Music

    In 2012 Valeria and her duo partner Luce Zurita (Elegiac Duo) were finalists of the Croydon Concerto Competition 2012 where they performed Mozart flute and harp concerto with the Croydon Symphony Orchestra. They have since been appearing as soloists with various orchestras for the past 2 years and played a series of recitals at the Meridiennes Festival in Rouen, France in April 2014.

    In 2014 they premiered a double-concerto by Richardson dedicated to them and a piece by Andrea di Paolo ‘In Quite for Morton F.’

    In 2013 Valeria became the principal harpist of the London Electronic Orchestra founded by Kate Simko. The project has had success since the very first show. This year alone they have played the opening set at the iTunes Festival, Bestival, Boiler Room in Ibiza, The Forge and at The National Gallery in London.

    An active chamber musician, Valeria formed Globe Ensemble featuring Luce Zurita (flute), Shiry Rashkovsky (viola) and herself. Next season sees the ensemble tour across the UK and will incorporate music of Romantic, Impressionist and Contemporary styles. Valeria also collaborates in many other different ensembles and projects.

    Valeria can play alongside a range of different instruments and is available for concerts, private events and promotions.


    Recent Clients

    BAFTA

    Britten Official

    Royal Society of Medicine

    Royal Lifeboat Institution

    The National Gallery

    The Ritz

    Victoria and Albert Museum

    Park Chinois

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    Rolex Official





  • PRICES

    Prices

    2x45

    £250.00

    within London

    2x45 from

    £250.00

    within 100 miles from London

    1 hour

    £200.00

    within London

  • TECHNICAL

    Technical Requirements

    I've got a concert grand harp which I can easily transport anywhere within the UK.
    If the event is big and requires amplification I can bring a 100watt amplifier and a Schertler Pick up so the harp will be heard even at the very large venues.

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    Reviews (2)

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    Llywelyn Jones (Music Club)

    11 months ago

    10.010.0

    Valeria is a phenomenally gifted musician with unique, original and innovative ideas when it comes to performing on the harp. Her impeccable technique has been crafted through years of dedication and hard work which has been the gateway to the crisp and clear sound that she projects from the instrument. Her repertoire is vast and interesting showing the full scope of her musical ability on stage. Without a shadow of a doubt, I recommend this harpist to any event that you may have, whether it be a wedding, corporate function or even an evening of house music, she can do it all and all extraordinary well. She is quite possibly world class!!

    avatar

    Jess Davie (Wedding)

    11 months ago

    10.010.0

    Valeria played at our wedding and we were so happy that we chose her! She was very helpful from the start; helping us with some song recommendations and she could play all our song requests. She was always quick to respond to my emails, which helped with the planning, and liaised with my bridesmaid who sung a solo with her. They worked well together and sounded amazing. On the day, Valeria played beautifully. The sound of her playing the harp in our outdoor, country ceremony was truly something that I will always remember walking down the aisle to. Thank you so much Valeria, for helping to make our wedding so special!

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