Alyssa Katahara has appeared as a concerto competition winner and featured soloist with the Pasadena Community Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, National Philharmonic, and Interlochen Arts Camp Philharmonic. In the 2018-19 season, Ms. Katahara will also solo with the Colburn School. In addition, Ms. Katahara has been awarded top prizes in the American Harp Society National Competition advanced division, Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, and Mid-Atlantic Harp Festival Competition.
Ms. Katahara has participated in summer festivals across the United States. In the summer of 2018, she served as principal harpist at the Aspen Music Festival and School. She spent previous summers as a fellow at the Music Academy of the West and the National Repertory Orchestra, as an Emerson Scholar at Interlochen Arts Camp, and at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Ms. Katahara began her orchestral studies in 2009 where she served as principal harpist in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Philharmonic and has since performed with the LA Opera, New World Symphony, and United States Army Orchestra. From 2010-2013, she participated in the Peabody Preparatory program where she studied with Michaela Trnkova. She later attended Interlochen Arts Academy where she graduated with honors and studied with Joan Holland. She is currently a Bachelor of Music degree candidate at the Colburn School under the tutelage of JoAnn Turovsky.