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Earecka Tregenza

Principal Harp

Earecka Tregenza

biography

Earecka Tregenza is an active performer throughout the Pacific Northwest, both as a soloist and orchestral musician. Ms. Tregenza is Principal Harp with the Spokane Symphony and performs as a substitute principal and extra harp with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. She is also regularly heard with her husband, violinist Jason Moody, as a part of Duo Zephyr.

Ms. Tregenza has performed extensively in Europe and North America, and has appeared as a guest principal harp with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony and the New World Symphony. Her music festival credits include fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center, National Orchestral Institute, Aldeburgh Festival, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Rome Festival, Round-Top Festival Institute and the Texas Music Festival. She was a finalist in the ASTA/NSOA National Solo Competition, and a winner of the Alice Chalifoux Prize for artistic excellence at CIM.   

Earecka Tregenza earned a Master of Music from Rice University, Shepherd School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Following her graduation from Rice, she attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, Glenn Gould School. Her primary teachers have been Judy Loman, Paula Page, Yolanda Kondonassis, Alice Chalifoux, Marilyn Costello and Rebecca Lewis Wagner.

A dedicated teacher, Earecka Tregenza is the harp faculty at Gonzaga and Whitworth Universities, and has served as a harp instructor at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan and the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University.

About Earecka Tregenza:

Hometown:  Sykesville, Maryland

With the SSO since:  2008

I first started to play music when:  Piano lessons at age 5, and harp at age 6, after a year of pestering my parents to let me take harp lessons rather than piano!

Hobbies:  Reading, hiking, cooking, playing pinochle and scrabble, hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite bands or performers:  U2 and Judy Loman

Favorite things to do in Spokane:  Aunties, Bowl and Pitcher Park, picnicking at Manito.

Favorite Composers:  Debussy, Ravel, Mahler, Wagner, Puccini, Arvo Part, Bartok, Tchaikovsky

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