Lunchtime Concert

Trinity Laban Harpists

THU 14 OCT / 13.05

Félix Godefroid Etude de Concert, Op 193

Reinhold Glière Impromptu

Elias Parish-Alvars Introduction and Variations on Theme’s from Bellini’s La Norma

Ekaterina Walter-Kune Fantasy on a Theme from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Liszt Un Sospiro
Transcr. Henriëtte Renié

Jean-Philippe Rameau From Suite in D major:
Les Tendres Plaintes
Les Cyclopes

Clara Gatti Comini is an Italian harpist studying as a Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance scholar under the guidance of Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly. She recently completed her Bachelor’s degree with a First Class Honours. In 2016 she obtained a Harp Diploma at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris. Prior to this, she studied at the Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona.
Clara is a winner of the John Marson Harp Prize for Outstanding Musicianship 2020, the Cherubim Music Trust Harp Prize 2020, and holds third prize at the London Camac Harp Competition 2020. She has won various competitions from a young age, including Arpa Plus and L’Arjau in Barcelona. In 2020 she performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto at Wigmore Hall as part of Trinity Laban’s Strings’ program. Since 2019, Clara is a member of Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, performing at St. John’s Smith Square.

Imogen Emmett is studying for the final year of her MMus degree at Trinity Laban, having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford. She played in over 40 ensemble-based concerts whilst at university, including regular concerts with the university’s top orchestras, the Oxford University Orchestra and the Oxford University Sinfonietta. Last year, she had the privilege of playing with two ensembles based at Trinity - the Trinity Symphony Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Group. She also developing her chamber music skills within her two chamber ensembles. In addition, she has been appointed treasurer of the Apollo Consort Contemporary Music Society with whom she regularly performs and explores her interest in contemporary music.

Sara Flores Montes
After a first training in music, harp and composition in Geneva, Sara was awarded several scholarships which allowed her to move to London where she is currently studying harp at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Gabriella Dall'Olio.
A classically trained harpist, she likes to place the harp in new repertoires and performs in concerts of contemporary music. She plays works by young composers at the MAMCO. She has played with the contemporary ensembles the NEC and Contrechamps. She has also played in the Guildhall Wind, Brass & Percussion Big Band under the direction of Mike Lovatt.

Lucia Foti (1998) studied with Maria Ester Gattoni at Conservatorio di Como, Italy, where she graduated in Harp Performance with first class honours (2019). Supported by a Trinity Laban Scholarship, she is currently attending a Master of Music at Trinity Laban, under the supervision of Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly.
She has experience with recitals, orchestra (including soloist roles) and chamber music—she regularly plays in both a flute and harp and a guitar and harp duo. In 2021, as a Trinity Laban student, she gave a chamber performance at Wigmore Hall.
Lucia won several competitions as well, notably she was awarded a first prize scholarship at the Soroptimist Italia Competition for young talents (2015).
She has attended masterclasses given by Elizabeth-Fontan Binoche, Anna Loro, Judith Liber, Park Stickney, Gwyneth Wentynk and Heidi Krutzen.

St Alfege Church / FREE

Dates and times

This event finished on 14 October 2021.

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