26 March 2019. Free entry.

Join us for a harp concert with Floraleda Sacchi.



In partnership with the 2019 Castlemaine State Festival, CO.AS.IT. is proud to present Floraleda Sacchi in concert

Tuesday 26 March 2019, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
CO.AS.IT., 199 Faraday Street, Carlton
FREE EVENT: Register below



Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion (arr. Floraleda Sacchi)
Claudia Montero: Evocaciones (dedicated to Floraleda Sacchi)
Alexina Louie: From the Eastern Gate
Philip Glass: Metamorphosis
Floraleda Sacchi: Images
Nils Frahm: Hammers

Floraleda is a musician, composer and producer who creates her own musical world blending acoustic harp and electronics, classical, minimal and pop.
Trained as a classical musician, she won 16 prizes, a Latin Grammy, played at Carnegie Hall New York and in top venues all around the world as one of the most sought-after harpist of her generation.
She recorded iTunes chart-topping albums for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, but then she decided to venture her own path, founded her recording label (Amadeus Arte) and started writing her own music combining electronics, looper and fx pedals to the harp developing a unique sound and a new artistic identity.

Floraleda Sacchi is regarded by critics as one of the most interesting and original harpist in the international concert panorama:
“Floraleda invents a fascinating chapter of modern history of the harp” (La Repubblica), “the best harp playing ever heard” (American Record Guide) “Floraleda’s harp lends itself particularly well to the minimalist logic” (The Indipendent).

Floraleda’s CDs sold thousands of copies, entering top positions of the Classical Chart.

She recorded for majors (Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, etc.). Actually she records for Amadeus Arte, her own label, internationally distributed by Naxos USA.
She won prizes at 16 competitions and performed as soloist in major halls and festivals:
Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall (New York – presented by Italian Artist Found.), United Nations Palace (New York), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Auditorium Binyanei Hauma (Jerusalem), Sala Verdi (Milan), Matsuo Hall (Tokyo), Prefectural Hall Alti (Kyoto), Salle Varèse (Lyon), Gasteig (Munich), Concerts de la Croix Rouge (Geneva), River Concert Series (Washington), Gessler Hall (Vancouver), CBC-Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), Società del Quartetto Milano, Festival Musica no Museo (Rio de Janeiro), Auditorium della Conciliazione (Roma), Octobre Musical (Cartage-Tunis), Quintai Hall (China), etc.
Floraleda appeared as soloist with several orchestras.

In 2014 she recorded a new concerto by Manuel De Sica with Filarmonica Toscanini published by Brilliant Classics.

In 2017 she premiered a concerto dedicated to her by composer Claudia Montero. Recorded in 2018 with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra the concerto was included in the album “Magica y Misteriosa” that received the Latin Grammy in 2018 as Best Classical Album.

Trained as classical musician she plays classical music, but she acted widely in electronic music and composed music for theatre and cinema.

She created the music for Milan Planetarium and for the play “Donna non rieducabile”.The show – which had more than 150 performances (including the European Parliament in Brussels to main Italian theaters) – was transformed by RAI 2 into a movie presented at the 66th Venice Film Festival and published in DVD by PromoMusic.

When 21, she won the Harpa Award (Prague, 1999) for her book on Elias Parish Alvars, a Romantic author for whom she is still considered the reference expert.

She has written several articles appeared on major harp journals (American Harp Journal, Harpa, World Harp Congress Review) contributing to expand and discover Harp repertoire.

Born in Como (Italy), Floraleda was inspired to play the harp by Annie Challan’s recordings. She studied at Como Conservatory and perfectionated in Germany, USA and Canada with Alice Giles, Alice Chalifoux and Judy Loman.

Floraleda will be performing at the 2019 Castlemaine State Festival on 22-31 March 2019.