Minnesota based harpist Andrea Stern has been a professional musician for over two decades, after she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. Andrea has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. She was Principal Harpist of the Maracaibo Symphony ( Venezuela) and more recently played for the Minnesota Opera. Andrea provides a full range of musical offerings for individual and business clients, and is an accomplished teacher for students of all ages.
Andrea provides educational programs for children from pre-school through senior high. Her programs combine basics about the harp, audience participation, music appreciation, performance and a generous sprinkling of humor and fun. She has been on the roster of Young Audiences of Minnesota/ Compass for years, presenting assemblies to children throughout the region.
Andrea teaches both concert and Celtic harp to children and adults. She was awarded a prestigious grant from National Endowment for the Arts to teach at the St. Francis Music Center. Currently she teaches at MacPhail Center for Music,and is adjunct faculty at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and St.Thomas University in St Paul. In 2004 and 2006 she performed and gave master classes in Belgrade and Novi Sad (Serbia).
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Trio Bella to your audience:
“We are about to enjoy the musical personalities of Trio Bella, led by harpist Andrea Stern. Andrea’s first inspiration to play the harp was Harpo Marx in the Marx Brothers movies. She studied at the Cleveland Institute and New England Conservatory, and has won several solo competitions, including a concerto competition in Venezuela where she was principal harpist with the Orquesta Sinfonia de Maracaibo. From sprightly to sublime, please join me in welcoming the musical talents of Trio Bella!”
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Trio Bella (or Bella Duo) are wonderful string musicians playing a variety of styles and music from classical to Celtic to pop. This trio can provide beautiful music for both concert and background performances.
The group is led by the very talented harpist Andrea Stern and includes cello and flute or violin. This combination will add a rich, elegant sound to your next festive event.