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Michela Amici

photo by Wouter le Duc

Michela Amici performs on early and modern harps, her repertoire ranges from medieval and baroque music to new compositions written especially for her.

 

Recent performances as soloist and with her ensembles include international festivals such as Dutch Harp Festival, November Music, Gaudeamus, Dag in de Branding, Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam, Grachten Festival (NL), Ravenna Festival (IT), World Harp Congress Cardiff (UK), Klangspuren Schwaz (AT), Festiwal Rezonanse (PL). In 2022 she was artist in residency at the Dutch festivals Gaudeamus (New Notes) and Dag in de Branding (New Makers). Michela premiered new compositions written by Aspasia Nasopoulou, Boris Bezemer, Karmit Fadael and Amarante Nat, 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 in "new audiences and innovative practices" 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 followed post-graduate studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Flora Papadopoulos.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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

 

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

Boris Bezemer, Harp Piece

"Eight and a half minutes of harp pleasure"

Carine Lacor, NPO Klassiek

Amarante Nat, A Freedom's Lament

text by Julia-Beth Harris

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