(From my article in the New York Times March 5, 2006)
Scarsdale – FOR a music prodigy, Harriet Langley is refreshingly down to earth. She attends a local private middle school, goes to movies with her friends and keeps a menagerie of stuffed animals in a bedroom filled with posters from the “Lord of the Rings” movies and other films.
But there is no mistaking Harriet for a typical 13-year-old. A budding concert violinist, she recently made her professional debut with the Reno Philharmonic in Nevada.
Harriet, an eighth grader at the French-American School of New York in Mamaroneck, speaks four languages and has been immersed in classical music since she began violin lessons at age 4.