Player Spotlight ~ Tiffany Laraia ~ Viola

Opus 711, 16½” G. P. Maggini of Brescia viola, 2010

Tiffany Laraia

“I love the warm, deep sound the viola can produce with such little effort.”

Tiffany Laraia is an 18 year old violist from New Jersey who began her studies with Byrnina Socolofsky. In 2011-2012 she studied with Marvin Moon of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed in Temple Music Prep’s Baroque Players Orchestra, Chamber Players Orchestra and Settlement Music School’s Trowbridge Orchestra with scholarship as principal. Tiffany was the recipient of the Advanced Study Scholarship at Settlement Music School playing in the Braverman Quartet under the direction of Sid Curtiss. This past year she was principal violist of the Temple Music Prep Youth Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Luis Biava.

Tiffany has appeared on NPR’s radio show From the Top as a member of the Temple Music Prep Honors Quartet, was also a semi-finalist in the junior division of the 2012 Sphinx Competition and won the Eastern Music Festival concerto competition this past summer. Tiffany currently studies at the Juilliard School studying with professor Toby Appel.

Tiffany plays on Douglas Cox's viola Opus 711, through a Sphinx Music Organization loan.

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