Maria Casale has received numerous honors, including a Gold Medal at the 1989 USA International Harp Competition and first prize in the American Harp Society Advanced Division. She has received the Ruth Lorraine Close Award twice. She was a finalist in the ninth International Harp Competition in Israel, and a semifinalist in the 32nd International Music Competition in Munich. A former student of the Juilliard School of Music, she is now professor of harp at both Pepperdine University and California State University at Northridge.
Ms. Casale's performance will feature the works of Handel, Albeniz, Alvars, Posse, and Benda. Her performance is part of the Stotsenberg Chamber Music Series.