Professor Lisetta Rossi - Harp
Lisetta Rossi, concert harpist, is from Florence, Italy. She is currently professor of harp at the “Giacomo Puccini” Conservatory in La Spezia. From 2003 to 2010 she held a position at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, teaching advanced harp as well as history and analysis of the instrument’s repertory, pedagogy of the instrument, and harp ensemble.
After receiving her diploma in harp with the highest grades and “cum laude” from the Venice conservatory, she went on to further her training with maestri from the German, French, and American schools and also attended courses in chamber music with Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
In addition to her musical education, she received a diploma in social sciences and has pursued disciplines complementary to artistic training such as Alexander, Feldenkreis, Taijiquan, and the Stanislavskij method.
Since 1994 she gives concerts in Europe, USA & in China and many young harpists have attended her summer courses, seminars, and masterclasses held in Italy, France, England, Portugal, China and Bulgaria, thus being given the opportunity to take advantage of the artistic and professional experience she reflects in her teaching experience not only as a soloist but also as part of chamber ensembles and orchestras.
She has been invited regularly to serve on the juries of competitions, and at the same time, many of her pupils have won awards in both national and international competitions.
Ms. Rossi has appeared as a soloist and chamber music musician in international festivals in Italy as well as around Europe, and has collaborated with such artists as Carme, Ensemble Ambrosiano, Antidogma, Ex-Novo Ensemble, Musica d’Oggi, Ensemble Garbarino and the Orchestra of the Pomeriggi Musicali.
From 2003 to 2007, as for the past 5 years she is principal harp of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Milan and with chamber groups stemming from the same orchestra, she regularly takes part in such festivals of contemporary music as the Nuova Musica of Turin, and the Biennale of Venice, performing in numerous world premieres.
In the same role, Rossi has collaborated with other prestigious orchestras such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the RAI orchestra of Roma, the orchestra of the Saõ Carlos Theater of Lisbon, performing under the direction of Maestri Muti, Chailly, Gavazzeni, Bertini, Imbal, Barshay, De Burgos, Rath, Noseda, Kuhn, and lastly, C.Tielemann under whose direction she performed Mozart’s Concerto in C major K 299 for flute and harp.
Since 2007 Lisetta Rossi has collaborated with the association, Tesori Musicali Toscani, taking charge of the research and editing of previously unpublished works for the single action harp. Among these works were the XII Sonate per Arpa by Giovanni Francesco Giuliani. She recorded the complete sonatas performing on a single action harp built by Erard in 1818. This has been released under the label, Brilliant Classics.
Her discography includes recordings for ERATO with the Solisti Veneti and for RICORDI and AMADEUS with the symphonic orchestras of the Turin and Milan Radio and Television (RAI).