Born in Nice, France, Valerie Muzzolini began to study harp at age seven. She made her first national television appearance at nine. At age twenty-three, she was appointed to her current position as principal harpist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Opera. Valerie has performed as guest harpist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philhamonique de Radio-France, the Mariinsky Orchestra and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. She is also a very active chamber musician, an avid proponent of contemporary music and is the artist in residence at the University of Washington School of Music.
Valerie studied harp with Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche in Nice, Marilyn Costello and Judy Loman at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Nancy Allen at Yale University for her graduate studies.