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Michela Amici

photo by Wouter le Duc

Harpist Michela Amici loves to explore the connection between early and contemporary music.

 

Equally at home playing the baroque harp as well as the modern harp, she is in demand as soloist, chamber musician and basso continuo player.  

 

Michela was artist in residency at the Dutch festivals Gaudeamus (New Notes) and Dag in de Branding (New Makers). She premiered new compositions written for her by Aspasia Nasopoulou, Boris Bezemer, Karmit Fadael and Amarante Nat, among others.  

 

Recent performances include international festivals such as Dutch Harp Festival, World Harp Congress, November Music, Gaudeamus, Dag in de Branding, Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam, Grachten Festival, Ravenna Festival, Klangspuren Schwaz, Festiwal Rezonanse. As a basso continuo player she performed in ensembles led by Richard Egarr, Adrián Rodríguez van der Spoel, Tineke Steenbrink, Leonard Everts and Alessandro Quarta, among others. 

 

Michela received her harp Diploma in 2013 and harp Master in 2015 cum laude at the Conservatory G. Rossini of Pesaro in Italy, and completed in 2018 a Master Specialisation at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where she studied harp with Ernestine Stoop. Moreover, she graduated in historical harps at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the class of Christina Pluhar, and completed post-graduate studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Flora Papadopoulos.

In addition to her music studies, Michela completed in 2014 a Master in Architecture cum laude at the University of Bologna in Italy, with a dissertation on architectural preservation, and has worked for the dutch firm Braaksma & Roos Architecten.

Since 2022 she coaches students from the classical department of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague on their Master Projects; and since 2023 she is lecturer for professional preparation at the same Conservatory.

 

Her projects have been supported by The Performing Arts Fund NL, the Municipality of The Hague, Norma Fund, Sena Music Production Fund, Amarte Fund. Her baroque harp was made possible thanks to the kind support of Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument. 

 

Michela performs on a Lyon & Healy style 100 pedal harp, a triple harp by Dario Pontiggia, and a bray harp by Eric Kleinmann.

"Eight and a half minutes of harp pleasure"

Carine Lacor, NPO Klassiek on Boris Bezemer Harp Piece

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