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Antonio Ostuni

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Antonio Ostuni studied harp with Nicoletta Alberti and Gertrud Chiochetti at the Conservatory in Bolzano (Italy), where he finish his Master in 2009. In 2009 he win a scolarship to study at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg with the harp soloist Xavier de Maistre. Since 2019 he study at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin with prof. Maria Graf. He win several prizes in music competitions. He win the first prize at the music competition “Rovere d'Oro” (Imperia, Italy), where the harpist David Watkins wrote “he is absolutely the youngest harpist talent since long time...”. In 2004 he win the first prize at the “Premio Nazionale delle Arti”, instituided by the Italian Ministery of culture. He perform at the “World Harp Congress”, winning two times the international selections for the “Focus on Youth” in the editions of Dublin 2005 and Amsterdam 2008. In this congresses, he recive many positive opinions by international famous harpist as Susann McDonald, Patrizia Tassini, Kathy Kienzle, Mario Falcao, Daphne Boden. He play in Live Radio the “Variations on a them in the ancient style” by Carlos Salzedo fir the Vatican Radio. M° Gustav Kuhn invite him to play as soloist with the Haydn Orchestra in Bolzano and Trento (Italy) with the Alberto Ginastera “Concert for Harp”. He continue to study with Luisa Prandina, principal harp of Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He play in several orchestras, winning several auditions in many orchestra like Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, European Union Youth Orchestra both with the chairman M°Claudio Abbado. He was in several international tours, playing in theaters like Carnegie Hall in New York, Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, Sala São Paulo of São Paulo, Royal Albert Hall of London, Concertgebow of Amsterdam, Konzerthaus of Berlin, Kennedy center of Washington, Dvořák Hall of Prague, Grand (Blue) Hall of the Sava Centar of Belgrad, Béla Bartok National Concert Hall of Budapest. In those tours, he works with Riccardo Muti, Philipp Jordan, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrew Litton, Claus Peter Flor, ecc. and soloists like Thomas Hampson, Natalia Gutman, Renaud Capuçon, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Maxim Rysanov, recording for Radio Swiss, BBC, NDR, ORF, RAI. He win the audition at the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestre with whom play at the Surreyya Hopernhaus in Istanbul. He is invited to play with the “Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini”, conducted by Riccardo Muti, playing for many Verdi's Operas, simphonic concerts, having the opportunity to play in duo with the violinist Vadim Repin. In 2011, M° Gustav Kuhn invite him to play as principal harp at the Tiroler Festspiel (Austria), playing many Wagner's Operas ( Tannhäuser, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg , Parsifal, ecc.), simphonics concerts, and recording for the ORF. His passion for the contemporary music bringed him to play for the Transart Festival (Tirol), for the first world execution of “Stunde der Seele” by Sofia Gubaidulina. The italian radio orchestra (RAI)

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