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Chiara Granata
historical harps

From 23th July to 28th July

Programme

The course is aimed at harpists interested in learning or deepening their knowledge of harp technique and repertoire in the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods.

 

Main course: Double Harp. The course is open to all (level: beginners, intermediate, advanced).
For students who have no practice with historical harps, there is a specific introduction to the instrument and its technique.
For intermediate and advanced students, a specific programme can be presented, which must be communicated to the teacher immediately after enrolment in the course.

 

Simple-movement harp: introduction to the main treatises and repertoires of the classical period, and specific focus on the repertoire agreed with the students.

Bio

A Milanese harpist, after completing her traditional studies at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, she specialised in the performance of early music on original instruments, studying with M. Galassi, obtaining a diploma in baroque harp (2005) and a diploma in simple movement harp (2012) at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, and a degree with honours at the two-year advanced course at the Conservatorio Dall'Abaco in Verona (2007).

She has to her credit productions with various ensembles specialising in music with original instruments, including: La Venexiana, (dir. C.Cavina), I Turchini, Naples (dir. A.Florio), Gusto Barocco, Stuttgart (dir. J. Halubek), Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin (dir. R. Jacobs), Cappella Mediterranea (L.G. Alarcón), Academia Montis Regalis, Mondovì (dir. A. De Marchi), Ensemble Matheus, Brest (dir. J.C. Spinosi), Los Musicos de su Alteza, Zaragoza (dir. L.A.Gonzales), La Capella de Ministrers, Valencia (dir. G.Magraner), Ensemble Costanzo Porta, Cremona (dir. A.Greco), Trondheim Barokk Norway, (dir. M. Wahlberg), Collegium 1713, Prague (dir. Vaclav Lucks), La Pedrina (dir. F. Pedrini), Il Pomo d'Oro (dir. Francesco Corti).

He has recorded for Eloquentia, Hyperion, Stradivarius, Dynamic, Glossa, Alpha, Sony, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, ResonusClassic, Tactus. Eloquentia, K617, Giorgio Cini Foundation, Clavel, Outhere. Record publications include: Haydn & the harp, Glossa, 2019, The Medici Castrato, a homage to Gualberto Magli, Glossa 2014 and E. De Cavalieri, La rappresentazione di anima e di Corpo (R. Jacobs, Akademie fur Alte Musik) Harmonia Mundi 2015.

She graduated with honours in philosophy from the State University of Milan, with a thesis on seventeenth-century musical aesthetics, awarded the 1997-98 'Dal Pra' university prize for research in historical philosophical disciplines, and has continued her research in the field of musical aesthetics and music history. Her publications include: 'Le ombre, il chiaro e il distinto: l'esperienza musicale nelle pagine di Descartes', (Materiali di Estetica, May 2001), the book Sapere è un verbo all'infinito (with A. Granata and E. Granata, Il Margine 2013), the organological study on the seventeenth-century harp 'Un'arpa grande tutta intagliata e dorata. New documents on the Barberini harp", Recercare, XXVII 1-2, 2015; and the two-handed article with M. Galassi, "Tanto che non si potrebbe sentire cosa più bella. The harp as a basso continuo instrument in Rome during Orazio Michi's active years, Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis, Vol.39, 2020. "The Harp, the Italian Style and the Madrigal Autumn. Wolfang Caspar Printz's Canzonetten und andere Musikstücke (1679) and the double harp in the German area', forthcoming, Recercare, LIM, 34, (2022).

He teaches Renaissance and Baroque harp at the L. Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia

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