Emilia Moskvitina got a telegram from the Kremlin yesterday:
‘You are rightly considered a bright, creative, enthusiastic person, an outstanding representative of the national school of harp playing. And of course, I especially note your multifaceted educational activities, tireless care for the upbringing of young talented performers, the continuation of the wonderful traditions of Russian musical art.’
Emilia has been principal harp of the Moscow State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra since 1963 and of the Bolshoi since 1987.
She’s one of the world’s longest-serving orchestral players.