Languages: Italian, English, German, French
Orchestral: Regular appearances as Principal harpist with the following orchestras since about 1987
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Symphonie Orchester des Bayerisches Rundfunk
SWR Symphonie Orchester
Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto
Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino
Royal Opera House
London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
English Chamber Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Ensemble International de Paris
Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square
City of London Sinfonia
RTE Concert Orchestra
Held post of acting Principal harpist with Regensburg Opera house for approx. a year in 1992-1993, offered after audition.
Conductors worked under include: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Michael Gielen, Andrew Davis, Immanuel Krivine, Daniele Gatti, Stephen Layton, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sejei Osawa, George Pretre, Leonard Slatkin.
Recitals, soloist with orchestra and chamber music concerts in Italy, France,Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, England, Lebanon and Ireland.
Live recordings on Radio and Television (RAI Radio Televisione Italiana,Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio Suisse).
Contemporary Music workshops.
Concerts and recordings with the following chamber music ensembles:
Gruppo Musica Insieme di Cremona
"Tema y Variaciones" by Joaquin Turina. Claves Records.
"Recital for harp", works by Haendel Rossini, Spohr, Parish-Alvars, Faure, Salzedo. Claves Records.
"Donatoni", music by the composer, (Lied), with Gruppo Musica Insieme di Cremona. Stradivarius.
"Jean Francaix", music by the composer, (Triade de toujours), with Kontraste, BR and Ambitus.
"Wandering Winds", Flute and harp work with Wissam Boustany. Dal Segno Records.
"Chamber music works" by C. Marek. Koch Records.
"Harp Concerto" by Hector Villa-Lobos with Foundation Philharmonic Orchestra. Arts Council of England.
"Solo for harp", works by Bach, Himdemith , Roussel, Britten. Claves Records.
"Concertino", by G. Tailleferre. Foundation Philharmonic Orchestra.
PRIZES, AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS
"Victor Salvi" Competiotion in Viggiano (Italy).
Financial award from the Swiss Fund "Junge Kunstler".
French Government Scholarship.
German Government Scholarship.
National Competition in Alessandria (Italy).
National Competition in Latina (Italy).
International Competition in Stresa (Italy).
Harp teacher at Trinity College of Music, London. Harp teacher at the Conservatory in Alessandria (Italy). Harp Teacher at Latymer School (Enfield). Harp tutor at Summer Schools (ERMA until 1997, IAPS, NISSO since 1996). Associated teacher at Trinity College of Music (London), Masterclasses at the Harp Course at Benslow (Hertfordshire).
Freelance harpist working as orchestral player with major British and European orchestras and chamber music ensembles; soloist; recording artist, teacher and adjudicator. Harp Teacher at Trinity College of Music, London
Born in Bologna, Italy, Gabriella began her musical studies at the Conservatory of Bologna. As a student of Anna Loro, she received her harp diploma with honours from the Conservatory of Verona. She then continued her studies in France with Jaqueline Borot and Pierre Jamet, who greatly influenced her musical development, and was awarded a scholarship by the French government at the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris as a student of Fabrice Pierre (harp) and Michael Hentz (chamber music). A scholarship by the German government provided the opportunity for her master studies at the Musikhochschule in Wurzburg, where she studied with Giselle Herbert, receiving her Meisterklassdiplom in 1994.
Internationally active as soloist and chamber musician, Gabriella has given recitals and concerts throughout Europe, USA, Far East and Middle East. She lives in London, where she freelances with some of the major orchestras including: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; abroad she has played regularly with Wiener Philharmoniker, Symphonie Orchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks, SWR Symphonie Orchester, etc.
Gabriella has earned considerable recognition and won prizes in numerous competitions, and has been supported by the swiss fund 'Junge Kunstler'. Gabreilla has recorded for international radio and television corporations, including Radio France, RAI, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Radio Suisse. She has appeared regularly with 'Gruppo Musica Insieme di Cremona', and with the German ensemble 'Kontraste', playing mostly works by modern and contemporary composers.
Her recordings include solo, chamber and orchestral works on Claves, Koch, Stradivarius, Dal Segno and Ambitus.
Gabriella teaches at Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, both in the Junior and Senior Department
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