Lunchtime Concert: Harp Duos

FRI 19 MAY 13.05

Take time out this lunchtime for a performance by Trinity Laban harp duos Sofia Bagulho and Lucia Foti, voice and harp & Lucia Foti and Stefano Fiacco, guitar and harp, in the beautiful surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College Chapel.


Luiz de Freitas Branco
Loureiro, verde loureiro

Eurico Carrapatoso
Ó meu bem

Vianna da Motta
Amores, amores

Francisco de Lacerda
Tenho tantas saudades

Antonio Fragoso
Chanson d'Automne

Gabriel Fauré
Le secret

Vincenzo Bellini
Ah, non credea mirarti from La Sonnambula

Giacomo Puccini
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi


Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
I. Andantino

Anthony Sidney
Sonata for Harp and Guitar
I. The Glass Vase with Butterflies
II. A Portrait of Parsifal
III. Chalice of Mystery
IV. Light Dark Light
V. Returning to the Future's Past

Sofia Bagulho, born in Loures, Portugal, began studying music at the age of 9 at the Conservatório de Música D. Dinis with flute, under the guidance of Ricardo Alves. At the age of 17, she began studying singing at the Conservatório de Música de Lisboa with teacher Ângela Silva. With only a year of singing she secured a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and a choral scholarship with the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir conducted by Ralph Allwood. She is also part of the Trinity Laban’s Chamber Choir. She finished her 2nd year singing exam with a Distinction mark and in 2019 in her 8th grade ABRSM exam she had a mark of 147 (Distinction) the highest score in Portugal in that year. She was a finalist in the 2022 English Song Competition at Trinity Laban. Recently she secured a place with the BBC Symphony Chorus where she will be participating in the Proms. In December 2015 she was part of the choir of the Winter Concert of the Cascais and Oeiras Chamber Orchestra, as a chorister in the section of sopranos, in the presentation of Beethoven's work, Symphony No.9 in D minor, auditorium Senhora da Boa Nova. She was part of the Gulbenkian Participative Concerts project in September 2018 to sing Mozart’s Requiem and in December 2016, with the Messiah, by George Frideric Handel, as a chorister in the soprano section.

Lucia Foti 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 studied with Giovanni Podera, Luigi Attademo, Nicola Jappelli, and Fabiano Merlante in Bergamo, Italy. In 2020 he studied with Graham Anthony Devine at Trinity Laban for his last Master’s year and graduated with first class honours. He is currently attending an Artist Diploma course in Guitar at Trinity Laban. 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.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 19 May 2023.

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