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Jessica Fotinos

Harp

Jessica Fotinos, an award-winning Australian harpist, has earned a reputation as an extremely versatile and distinctive musician, performing across many different styles.

After completing a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts, Jessica was the first harpist accepted into the Australian National Academy of Music. Jessica has studied in both Australia and Europe, with Jacinta Dennett, Maria Graf, Gesine Dreyer, Isabelle Moretti and Stephen Fitzpatrick.

As a concerto soloist, Jessica’s performances include Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with ANAM Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Her recent album Mondrian Interiors features the music of the Australian composer Stuart Greenbaum.

Jessica is a member of the viola, flute and harp trio, Petrichor, presenting concert series in Australia and internationally. She has collaborated with ensembles such as the Tin Alley String Quartet, Southern Cross Soloists and Forest Collective, as well as with some truly great performers, including Meow Meow, Joe Chindamo, Slava Grigoryan, Paul Kelly, Pekka Kuusisto, Anthony Marwood, Paul Grabowsky, Michael Kieran Harvey and Dale Barltrop.

Jessica performs as Principal and Tutti Harp with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Australian Youth Orchestra, Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and ARCKO Symphonic Project.