Ina Zdorovetchi is winner of the 17th International Harp Contest in Israel (2009), having received multiple prizes including the Second Prize (First Prize not given), the Chamber Music Prize in memory of Yona Ettinger and the Aharon Zvi & Mara Propes Prize for the best performance of the Israeli composition Out to Infinity by Yitzhak Yedid.
Zdorovetchi performs as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, National Symphony Orchestra Tele-Radio Moldova, Moldova National Philharmonic, Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Bucharest National University Chamber Orchestra. In 2009 she gave the World Premiere of ...bisbigliando... a Harp Concerto by Thomas Oboe Lee written for Ina Zdorovetchi and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Educated in Boston, Ina Zdorovetchi holds degrees from New England Conservatory, Boston University and The Boston Conservatory. Her teachers were Ann Hobson Pilot, Cynthia Price-Glynn, Ion Ivan-Roncea and Ana Mahonina. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2003 and 2004. From 2006-2009 Ina Zdorovetchi was the President of the American Harp Society Boston Chapter.
Zdorovetchi can be heard on radio and TV in the USA, Israel, Romania and Moldova.
Her 2004 Carnegie Hall debut was at the special invitation of Grammy Award winning composer Osvaldo Golijov to perform alongside Dawn Upshaw (Grammy Award winner) and Gustavo Santaollala (Academy Award winner). She returned to Carnegie Hall later that year performing with the Boston Symphony in the James Levine Gala.
A chamber musician, she collaborates with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony and is a founding member of Nobis Trio (fl, vla, hp) and Arpello Duo (vlc, hp) with which she performed recital debuts in Jordan Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum and DeCordova Museum.
Zdorovetchi was a featured guest artist at the 2005 Savannah Music Festival, where the rendition of Ravel's Introduction and Allegro for Harp soloist and Chamber Ensemble was called "the absolute highlight of the concert" and she was described as "the Harp Whisperer" by the Savannah Morning News. Additional special projects include concerts and CD / DVD recordings with Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Botti and Natalie Merchant.
Zdorovetchi resides in Boston, MA where she is a Faculty member at The Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory Preparatory Division. She is a frequent guest principal harpist with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Ballet, working with conductors James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Marek Janowski, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, James Conlon, John Williams, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and many more. Being active on the contemporary music scene, she has worked with composer Elliott Carter, Gunther Schuller, Harrison Birtwistle and Lisa Bielawa.