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Antonella De Franco

Antonella De Franco specialized at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles with Annie Lavoisier and in 2016 she completed the Master en interprétation at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne with professor Letizia Belmondo.

In 2021 she was eligible for the Competition for First Harp in the State Orchestra in Rome and since July 2019 she has been the first harp of the Luigi Cherubini Orchestra conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti. In 2017 she was selected to take part in the Italian Radio National Symphony Orchestra. She also collaborates with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Philharmonic of the Theater of Bologna, and Trento and the C. Felice Theater of Genoa, the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice of Venice, the L. Cherubini Youth Orchestra, the ‘Haydn Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Piano Festival of Bergamo and Brescia, the Orchester de la Monnaie of Brussels, the Orchester de chambre de Lausanne.

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He has played under the direction of well-known conductors including: Riccardo Muti, Chung Myung-whun, Daniele Gatti, Kill Petrenko, Robert Trevino, James Conlon, Kazuki Yamada, Juraj Valčuha. He has won some scholarships: Music Talents Project 2015 and 2016, “De Sono” Association for Music and prizes at competitions: “Young Talents of Music” Soroptimist International D’Italia, “Valentino Bucchi” international harp competition, International Competition “Luigi Nono” of Venaria Reale.

She collaborates as harp soloist with the Antonelliano Quartet of the Italian National Radio Orchestra. He joins the concert activity with the teaching activity by teaching at prestigious School of Higher Musical Perfection of Saluzzo. Antonella graduated with full marks from the “G. Verdi ”in Turin under the guidance of Gabriella Bosio.