Clara Gatti Comini
Italy, Voghera Lombardy Harp
Clara Gatti Comini (1996) is an Italian harpist studying as a Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance scholar under the guidance of Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly. In 2016 she obtained a Harp Diploma at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris, studying with Elisabetta Giorgi. Prior to this, she studied at the Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona with Maria Lluïsa Ibáñez and Maria Lluïsa Sánchez. She has attended masterclasses with internationally renowned harpists including Fabrice Pierre, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Catherine Michel, Isabelle Moretti, Sylvain Blassel, Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Park Stickney and Tara Minton.
Clara is a winner of the John Marson Prize for Outstanding Musicianship 2021/21, the Cherubim Music Trust Harp Prize 2020, and holds third prize at the London Camac Harp Competition 2020. She has won various competitions from a young age, including Arpa Plus and L’Arjau in Barcelona.
In 2020 she performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto at Wigmore Hall as part of Trinity Laban’s Strings’ program. She has given solo performances at the Lingotto in Turin, Nice Classic Live, Harps on Wight Festival, and Borough New Music where she performed the UK premiere of Ada Gentile’s piece Scaglie di Mare for solo harp. In London, she regularly performs at the Queen’s House, the Old Royal Naval College Chapel and St. Alfege Chapel.
Since 2019, Clara is a member of Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, performing at St. John’s Smith Square.
As a harp teacher, Clara’s students have won first prize in their respective categories at the London Camac Harp Competition, and Gold at the London Young Musician.
Clara has lived in the cities of Milan, São Paulo, Basel, Barcelona, Paris and London where she developed a deep interest in the music and cultures that surrounded her. Besides her harp studies, in 2017 she obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Development from King’s College London.
Clara performs on a Lyon and Healy Style 100, generously donated by Lady Lucille Curzon to the Cherubim Music Trust.
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