Lunchtime Concert


WED 4 MAY / 13.00

Trinity Laban harpists present a concert of solo and chamber music for harp, in the magnificent setting of the Queen's House.

Handel Concerto in Bb Major
I. Andante Allegro
II. Larghetto

Spohr Fantasy in C minor

Walter-Küne Fantasy on a Theme of Eugene Onegin

Ksenia Erdely Elegy in Memory of Glinka
Ukraine: Harp Fantasy

Erik Marchelie Le bal des sirènes et des naïades

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 for the triple harp. 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. She has attended masterclasses with internationally renowned harpists including Fabrice Pierre, Marie-Pierre Langlamet.
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. 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 Co-Principal harpist of theYoung Musicians Symphony Orchestra, performing at St. John’s Smith Square. She is a 2022 Reserve member of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

After a first training in music, harp and composition in Geneva, Sara Flores Montes was awarded several scholarships which allowed her to move to London where she studied at the Guildhall School of music and Drama and is currently studying harp at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the tutelage of Gabriella Dall'Olio.
She has performed in venues such as Blackheat hall, Barbican hall, Cully classique, Festival Archipel, Milton Court concert hall, MAMCO, Studio Ernest Ansermet, Victoria Hall and performed for a few radio sessions including the RTS. She also won the second prize in the Swiss youth music competition.
She is the scholar of several awards is grateful for the support fof the Fritz Gerber Stiftung, the Irène Dénéreaz Foundation, the Guildhall School Trust and the Hardt Foundation award

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.

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 tutelage 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, she gave a chamber performance with guitarist Stefano Fiacco at Wigmore Hall, as part of a Trinity Laban project.
Lucia 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 renowned harpists such as Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Anna Loro, Judith Liber, Park Stickney, Gwyneth Wentynk and Heidi Krutzen.
She is a current reserve of the Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra, with whom she has performed at Cadogan Hall.

Queen's House, Royal Museums Greenwich
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 04 May 2022.

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