Lunchtime Concert: Trinity Laban Harp Department

FRI 24 APR 13.05

A concert of solo and chamber music for harp, curated by Gabriella Dall'Olio.

Louis Vierne Chanson pour avril, from 4 Poèmes grecs

Reynaldo Hahn Si mes vers avaient des ailes

Philip Canon La Veuve, from Cinq chansons de femme

Britten She’s like the swallow, from Eight Folk Song Arrangements

Renié Légende d'après les Elfes de Leconte de Lisle

Ksenia Erdely Ukraine: Harp Fantasy

Walter-Kühen Fantasie from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin


Alexandre Tansman Suite in modo polonico
I. Entrée
III. Kujawiak (Mazurka lente)
VII. Alla polacca

Abigail Millar Todd is a 22 year old musician from Shetland. After moving to the Scottish Highlands she began playing the clarsàch through the Fèisean nan Gàidheal. In 2012 she began attending Aberdeen City Music School, whereupon she transitioned to the classical harp, and studied under Alina Bzhezhinska Lazorkina. Abigail became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland when she was 13. She also studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy (Glasgow) and Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester) before beginning her studies at Norges Musikkhøgskole (Oslo) under Isabelle Perrin in 2017. She has participated in masterclasses with Urszula Mazurek, Henning Kraggerud, Virginie Gout-Zschäbitz, Maho Yamamoto, and more.
Abigail has worked with various orchestras including the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Highland Chamber Orchestra and Oslo Kammerorkester amongst others. She works in a variety of jazz and popular music settings, which includes composition and lyric writing. She will be releasing an album with her band in 2022.
She received funding in 2019 to provide subsidised harp teaching to children from less privileged backgrounds, a project she organised up until the pandemic.
Abigail has been studying with Gabriella Dall’Olio since September 2020.

Anna Cameli, born in Italy, began her musical studies at the age of 4 years, following a propaedeutic course with happiness and dedication. At the age of 10 years, she began to study harp in the Conservatoire of Vicenza and 2015, and she received her harp diploma. She continued her studies in the Conservatoire of Brescia as a student of Anna Loro. She also studied with Fabrice Pierre, Park Stickney, Luisa Prandina, Heidi Krutzen, Gwyneth Wentink. In September 2020, she began an MMus course in Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London as a student of Gabriella Dall’Olio. She freelances with some orchestras and ensembles: Opera Asteria, The World Doctor Orchestra, the London City Orchestra, Central London Orchestra and North Opera Orchestra.
She is also active as a soloist, giving recitals organised by associations and institutions; she performs in nursing homes and clinics.
She performs as a soloist, a member of duo ensembles with harp, flute, violin, and voice. She collaborates with brass bands and mixed chamber music groups.

Her voice described as "enchanting" by BBC's Leo Ulph, NIKITA FAIE (feɪ) is a British lyric soprano and songwriter with strong improvisation skills, studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire at Masters level under Yolanda Grant-Thompson. She was a Lionel Bart Foundation Scholar and Trinity College Scholar in 2019/20 and previously studied voice and specialised in film composition at The University of Southampton.
She’s an advocate of social issues through her music. Her 2020 Christmas single Gaudete raised £500 for Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent in 2020 and Faie led the cover by Ramsgate Holy Trinity Primary School Choir. Nikita also runs vocal workshops, teaches songwriting and is choir leader trainee at Blackheath Youth Choir.

Lucia Foti (1998) studied with Maria Ester Gattoni at Conservatorio di Como, Italy, where she graduated in harp performance with first class honours.
Supported by a Trinity Laban Scholarship, she is currently attending a Master of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, under the tutelage of Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly.
She won several competitions - notably, she was awarded a first prize scholarship at the 2015 Soroptimist Italia Competition for Young Talents.
She has attended masterclasses with Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Anna Loro, Judith Liber, Luisa Prandina, Park Stickney, Heidi Krutzen, Gwyneth Wentink and Fabrice Pierre.
She is a current reserve of the Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra, with whom she has performed at Cadogan Hall.
As part of the Duo Images, Lucia regularly plays with flautist Anna Ratti. In 2018, they were both protagonists of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, which was performed with MaMu Ensemble and Orchestra Sinfonica del Lario.
With guitarist Stefano Fiacco, she has formed Nazca Duo, who were selected as recipients of the 2022 Colin Blythe Fund.
In 2021 and 2022, they performed at Wigmore Hall, as part of a Trinity Laban programme.

Stefano Fiacco (1997) studied with Giovanni Podera, Luigi Attademo, Nicola Jappelli, and Fabiano Merlante in Bergamo, Italy. In 2020 he took advantage of the Erasmus+ Program to study with Graham Anthony Devine at Trinity Laban for his last Master’s year and graduated with first class honours once back in Bergamo.
He is currently attending an Artist Diploma course in Guitar at Trinity Laban with Graham Anthony Devine.
Other than performing in chamber formations (duo with guitar, cello, harp, flute and guitar trio), Stefano performed on his own and as a soloist with different orchestras. He also performed as a continuist for baroque ensembles and orchestras playing the cello as well as the lute.
He won several prizes in competitions including first prize at the Valstrona competition in 2013, the Estudiantina Bergamasca in 2016 and the special Nilo Peraldo Bert prize (ex-aequo) at the Nilo Peraldo Bert competition in 2015, and attended masterclasses with Giulio Tampalini, Ermanno Brignolo, Eduardo Fernández, Javier Riba.
He collaborated as a revisor with Ediciones Espiral Eterna for the new edition of El Decamerón Negro (1981) by Maestro Leo Brouwer.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 24 June 2022.

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