Annabelle Taubl was first introduced to the harp at age 4 when she saw a harpist in an orchestra on television. She immediately knew that this was the instrument she would play. She began harp lessons at age 5 with Stephanie Curcio of Stratham, NH and has astounded many an audience with her natural technique and musicality. At age 10 Annabelle made her solo debut performing Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Northeast Youth Symphony Orchestra. A year later she entered the pre-college program at Juilliard and began studies with Nancy Allen, principal harpist of the New York Philharmonic.
In June of 2001, she was awarded first prize in the Young Professional Division of the American Harp Society’s National Competitions. She was awarded Young Concert Artist status and toured the United States for two years giving recitals. Her other awards include the Distinguished Achievement Award for the Juilliard Pre-College, first prize in the Juilliard Pre-College Open Concerto Competition (1999), First Prize in the Prix Renie National Competition, third prize in the American Harp Society’s National Competition, Intermediate I (1999), and third prize in the Corpus Christi International Competition of 2000.
Annabelle’s solo appearances include the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, Symphony ProMusica, Symphony by the Sea, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, the West Point Army Band, and the Westchester Chamber Orchestra. She had her Carnegie Hall debut in December 2000 with the New York String Orchestra under the direction of Jaime Laredo. Annabelle was also chosen to appear on NPR’s program “From the Top” which was recorded live from Jordan Hall, and she was featured on their first CD. Annabelle represented the United States at the 2002 World Harp Congress in Switzerland.
Aside from music Annie has one passion…baseball. She is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and her dream is to play the National Anthem at Fenway Park! Annabelle and her family, including her six brothers and sisters, perform professionally as the Taubl Family singers.