Zita Carno, pianist, is a native of New York City and in 1979 Zita joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as keyboardist.  Carno received both the Bachelorís and Masterís Degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and was active throughout the New York area for more than 15 years.  As a recitalist, Miss Carno has appeared at Town Hall and at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  During the 1960-í61 season, she appeared as soloist with both the New York Philharmonic and the Omaha Symphony.  As part of her active involvement with contemporary music, she performed at the Donnell Library, Columbia Composersí Forum and the Music of Our Time series.  For nine years Zita was a Staff member of the Annual Composers' Conference which meets every August in northern Vermont.  Miss Carno came to the Los Angeles Philharmonic from the New Jersey Symphony.  Prior to her position with that orchestra, she had worked with the Orchestra Da Camara of Long Island, and spent two years with the Martha Graham Dance Company.  In Los Angeles, Miss Carno has received high critical praise for her solo piano and harpsichord performances with the Philharmonic and for her many chamber music performances, including those with the Philharmonic New Music Group.

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