Italy, Rende Calabria Harp
Giulia Moraca was born in Cosenza (Italy), in September 4th 2002.
When she was 5 years old she was watching Disney’s Aristocats when she saw an harp and she fell in love, so much that she asked her parent to attend an harp course. When she was 6 she started having lessons with M° Sara Simari.
The kid immediately showed talent, and her teacher decided to make her apply, when she was 7, at Vibo Valentia’s Conservatory, where she teached. Since then she started to study and to play in a lot of important festivals.
In 2008 she became a member of the harp ensamble Incanti d’arpe, directed by her teacher, and she recorded with them two CDs, one in 2010 and the other in 2014.
Giulia participated in a lot of different National and International competitions, for example the 7th National musical contest Danilo Cipolla in Cetraro in May 2009, winning the first prize; the first International competition for young musicians in San Marco di Castellabate (SA) in August 2009, winning the first prize; the 10th National competition for young musicians Maggio Musicale in Rossano in June 2010, winning the first prize.
In June 2012, she applied to one of the most prestigious International contests for harp in Italy: Contest Riviera della Versilia, winning the second prize.
In January 2013, she participated to the first International music contest Città di Cosenza, where she was declared the overall winner.
In May 24th 2013, she won the second prize in the 4th International harp contest of Harp Academy in Sandstedt, Cuxaven, in Germany.
In March 1st and 3rd 2014, she won the first prize in the III Contest for young soloists in Sapri and in the VII edition of the National music contest Antonello da Caserta in Caserta.
In May 29th of the same year, she won the first prize in the prestigious International contest of musical performance in Airola (BN).
In September 5th 2014, she was declared the overall winner in the XVII International contest Vincenzo Scaramuzza in Crotone.
In May 14th 2017, she was declared the overall winner in the VII International Music Competition Amigdala in Catania.
Giulia, during the years, participated in a lot of advanced courses, workshops and prestigious masterclasses with internationally renowned harpists. For instance: Elizabeth Fontaine Binoche; Julien Marcou; Gabriella Dall’Olio; Ieuan Jones; Angel Padilla; Anna Loro; Susana Cermeño; Lincoln Almada; Eleanor Turner etc… and during that time she continued her Conservatory studies: until 2016 she studied at Vibo Valentia’s Conservatory Fausto Torrefranca, and in 2017 she moved at Bari’s Conservatory Niccolò Piccinni, where she’s attending the last year of harp studies with her teacher Sara Simari.