Anna’s Music Story
You might wonder why a girl from a non-musical family started playing the harp at age 5! Well Anna was not really interested in playing any musical instrument, until she discovered the harp. Growing up in Italy, Anna happened to live near the biggest harp factory in the world, the Salvi Harp factory. A family trip out one day inspired her to ask her parents for lessons as she was fascinated by what she had seen and tried several out at the factory. It was the beginning of a great career.
After having harp lessons in music schools locally, Anna decided to move to Conservatoire at age 13. She then applied to music colleges and went to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon (CNSMD), where she did her undergraduate and postgraduate studies. From there she went to London to study at the Trinity and Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the Postgraduate Advanced Diploma course in London.
In June 2015 she won the audition as first harp at “Luigi Cherubini” Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti. Since 2017 she has been awarded scholarships offered by the Turin CRT Foundation, “De Sono” Association and Turin “Lions Club”. In 2018 she was awarded the “John Marson Prize for best performer” and the “Featured Young Performer” Prize by the London Ear Festival, having soloist and chamber music concerts with the Uroboros Ensemble.
She has performed as soloist or as part of a chamber music ensemble in some of London’s most famous institutions, such as the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, St Martin’s In-the-Fields and the British Museum.