Floraleda Sacchi

Floraleda Sacchi

Floraleda Sacchi (June 14, 1978) is an Italian harpist, composer and musicologist born in Como.

Biography

She studied music in Italy, U.S. and Canada, with Alice Giles, Judy Loman, Alice Chalifoux. She won prizes, in Italy and abroad, at 16 music competitions. She performed extensively in Europe, North and South America, Asia and represented Italian harpists at 4th, 5th and 6th "European Harp Symposium".

She plays pedal harp (also electro and Celtic harp) as well as historical instruments (single and double action pedal harp). Several composers dedicated to her music. Among them: Peter Machajdik, David Clarck Little, Dimitri Nicolau, Paolo Castaldi, Gianluca Cangemi, Jean Chatillon, Louis Berenguer, Nicola Campogrande.

She wrote musicological articles related to harp and harpists. Her main book, entitled "Elias Parish Alvars, Life, Music, Documents" published in 1999, received the Harpa Award (Prague 1999) in recognition. She edited 18th and 19th century harp music, bringing back to public several forgotten composers (as Sophia Dussek) and refreshing harp repertoire. She directs the Amadeus Arte sheet music edition. In 2008, Brigham University (Provo, USA) crated a collection under her name were are colleceted her publications, Cds and concert programs.

She is the author of shows uniting music and acting. Among them: "Mystery Tales" (for actor, harp and string quartet, dedicated to the relation among fantasy and horror literature and music) and "Travel to the Moon" (for actor, harp and planetarium - presented regularly at Milan's Planetarium) - freely inspired from "Cosmicomiche" by Italo Calvino. From June 2007 she plays live in Ottavia Piccolo's monologue "Donna non rieducabile". The show, based on a text by Stefano Massini, remember journalist Anna Politkovskaja.

Since 2006 she is the artistic director of Lake Como Festival.

Prizes and distinctions

*1996
** Financial award of Italia Nostra for best student of the year at Como Conservatory of Music.
** Financial award of Società Umanitaria (Milan).
** X F. Schubert Competition (Tagliolo, Alessandria): 3rd prize as soloist
** XI Rovere d’Oro Prize (San Bartolomeo al Mare, Imperia): 2nd prize as soloist
*1997
** Viglianoviva Competition (Vigliano, Biella): 1st prize as soloist
** IV A.Gi. Mus. Competition (Varenna, Lecco): 1st prize as soloist
** Concorso Musicale Italiano (Cortemilia, Cuneo): 2nd prize as soloist
** Jupiter Competition "Genova 1997" (Genoa): 2nd prize as soloist
*1998
** VII TIM – Torneo Internazionale di Musica (Rome): 1st prize ("Diploma d’onore") as soloist
** Concours Internationaux UFAM – Union des Femmes Artistes et Musiciennes (Paris): 2nd prize as soloist
** XII Città di Cento Competition (Cento, Ferrara): 3rd prize as soloist
*1999
** Harpa Award Prize by World Harp Society, International Harp Centre (Basel, Switzerland) for her book "Elias Parish Alvars: Life, Music, Documents"
*2002
** TIM - Torneo Internazionale di Musica (Rome), "Diploma d'onore" with Æolian Harp Duo
** TIM - Torneo Internazionale di Musica (Rome), "Diploma d'onore" as soloist
** Galbiati-Beltrami Prize (Milan), 1st prize with Allegro Ensemble (Ravel: Introduction et Allegro, Debussy: Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune)
** XI "Riviera della Versilia" Competition: 1st prize with Æolian Harp Duo
*2003
** Honorary member of Rotary International (Rotary Club Milano Europa) for her artistic careear.
**Sinfonia Toronto Concerto Competition (Toronto, Canada), 2nd prize
*2007
** Honorary member of Unione Nazionale Scrittori e Artisti for her artistic careear.

Main discography

*"Una storia scritta in cielo". Music composed and performed by Floraleda Sacchi (Multimedia, Como) 1999.
*"The Riddle of the Rough". Music by David Clark Little (Adnarim, USA) 2000
*"Musica da camera". (Stradivarius) 2002 published also with Amadeus Journal
*"Jan Krtitel Krumpholtz": "Six sonatas for flute and harp op. 8". Claudio Ferrarini (flute), Floraleda Sacchi (harp). (Aulia) 2005
*"Suite en Duo". Claudio Ferrarini (flute), Floraleda Sacchi (harp). Music by: Erik Satie; Philip Glass; Astor Piazzolla; Jean Cras; Ravi Shankar; Nino Rota. (Philips Records - Universal Music Group) 2007
*"Chiaroscuro". Floraleda Sacchi (harp). Music composed and performed by Floraleda Sacchi (Amadeus Arte for iTunes). 2007
*"Parole Alate". 2 DVD collecting the 3rd edition of Parole Alate, a festival organized by Università degli studi of Milano, to promote ancient Greek literature. Lamberto Puggelli (Director), Dario Del Corno, Giuseppe Zanetto (Texts selection), Floraleda Sacchi (music and arrangements performed on harp). Texts read by: Moni Ovadia, Luciano Virgilio (L'eredità di Pericle), Massimo Foschi, Franco Graziosi (La morte di Cesare), Laura Marinoni, Umberto Ceriani, Ferruccio Soleri (Serse e Leonida), Massimo Popolizio (Alexander the Great) (CTU). 2008
*"Sweet Dreams". Floraleda Sacchi is guest artist in the CD by Neja. (Exclaim. 2008)
*"Namah". Floraleda Sacchi perform "Nell'autunno del suo abbraccio insonne" by Peter Machajdik. (Musica Slovaka, 2008)
*"MINIMAL HARP". Floraleda Sacchi (harp & percussion). Music by: Lou Harrison; Philip Glass; Gyorgy Ligeti; Nicola Campogrande; Henry Cowell; John Cage; Peter Machajdik; Michael Nyman. (DECCA - Universal Music Group) 2008
*"Sophia Dussek": "Works for solo Harp". Floraleda Sacchi (arpa). (Tactus). 2008

Audio file

* (live recording)
*Krumpholtz: Sonata op. 8 n. 1 (2. Romance très lente). Floraleda Sacchi (Harp), Claudio Ferrarini (Flute) (live recording)

Video

* [http://www.youtube.com/floraleda Live performances by Floraleda Sacchi]

Publications

*"Elias Parish Alvars, Life, Music, Documents: annotated catalogue of his works for harp, piano, orchestra and voice", Odilia Publishing, 1999 - ISBN 3-9521367-1-9. 220 pag, 40 ill.
*"Specchio", a poem with artworks by Cristoforo Mantegazza. Pulcino Elefante Editions, February 2004
*"Violette", a poem with artworks by Cristoforo Mantegazza. Pulcino Elefante Editions, February 2004

Articles

*"Elias Parish Alvars", HARPA n. 30, 1999
*"Masterclass di Judy Loman", HARPA n. 37, 2000
*"A conversation with Judy Loman", HARPA n. 34, 2000
*"The 7th World Harp Congress", HARPA n. 32-33, 2000
*"Ask it to Salzedo", EOLUS Bulletin, HARPA, Autumn 2001
*"Introducing Parish Alvars" (part 1: Works, part 2: Life), American Harp Journal 2008
*"Parish Alvars in Italy", World Harp Congress Review, 2008
*"Sophia Dussek|Sophia Corri Dussek", World Harp Congress Review, 2009

heet Music Editions

Harp Solos

*"Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata e fuga in D minor BWV 565". Arranged by Floraleda Sacchi. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-00-1.
*"Floraleda Sacchi: Chiaroscuro Harp". Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-04-9.
*"Sophia Corri Dussek: Main Works for Solo Harp" (6 Sonatas op. 2, Introduction & Waltz, French Air, C'est l'Amour, La Chasse). Amadeus Arte, 2008, ISBN: 978-88-95450-25-4
*"Franz Schubert: Three Romances (Fruhlingsglaube, Du bist die Ruh, Standchen)". Arranged by Elias Parish Alvars, edited by Floraleda Sacchi. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-19-3.
*"Elias Parish Alvars: Illustrazioni della poesia italiana op. 97, vol. 1: Francesco Petrarca". Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-01-8
*"Elias Parish Alvars: Fantaisie sur des motifs italiens op. 57". Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-02-5.
*"Elias Parish Alvars: Ricordi di Napoli: Serenata op. 83, Il Mandolino op. 84, Il Pappagallo op. 85, Marcia op. 87". Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-08-7.
*"Elias Parish Alvars: Scenes of my Youth or the Pleasures and the Sorrows of an Artist" (9 Romances op. 42, 48, 56 & Gran Fantasia op. 75). Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-08-7.
*"Elias Parish Alvars: Sultan's Favourite March op. 30 & Travel of a Harpist in the Orient op. 62" (1. Souvenir of Bosphore, 2. Bulgarian Dance, 3. Hebrew Air from Philipolis, 4. Armenian Air, 5. Sultan's Parade March, 6. Greek Song from Santorini). Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-23-0. P
*"Elias Parish Alvars: A Collection of easy pieces" (12 Favourite Airs, Lights and Shadows (2 Romances and a Waltz), Hungarian March, Barcarola, Fantasia on themes from "La Figlia del Reggimento" by Donizetti, The Plaint of a Young Girl op. 64). Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-24-7

Chamber Music

*"Ave Maria: A collection of famous Ave Maria" (Schubert, Liszt, Beethoven, Cherubini, Mozart, Bach/Gounod, Caccini, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Luzzi, Verdi), treble instrument and harp. Edited and arranged by Floraleda Sacchi. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-21-6.
*"Floraleda Sacchi: Fantasy on the Phantom of the Opera" for Flute and Harp. Amadeus Arte, 2008, ISBN: 978-88-95450-26-1.
*"Verdi, Giuseppe: Fantasia su temi de 'La Traviata" for Flute and Harp. Edited by Floraleda Sacchi. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-10-0.
*"Ernest II von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha: Casilda Fantasia" for Flute and Harp. Edited and corrected by Floraleda Sacchi from the original score by Franz Doppler and Antonio Zamara for Flute, Harp and Orchestra. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-11-7
*"Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana" for Flute or Violin and Harp. Arranged by Floraleda Sacchi. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN 978-88-95450-12-4.
*"Jan Křtitel Krumpholtz: Six Sonatas for flute and harp op. 8" for Flute or Violin and Harp (n. 1 in B flat major, n. 2 in G major, n.3 in F major, n. 4 in E flat major, n. 5 in F major, n. 6 in C major). Edited by Floraleda Sacchi. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-10-0.
*"Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann: Quintette" for Harp and String Quartet. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-05-6.
*"Franz Liszt: Am grabe Richard Wagner" for or Harp and String Quartet. Amadeus Arte, 2007, ISBN: 978-88-95450-03-2.

Link

* [http://www.floraledasacchi.com Official website www.floraledasacchi.com]
* [http://www.youtube.com/floraleda YouTube Channel]
* [http://www.myspace.com/floraledasacchi Floraleda on Myspace]
* [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floraleda_Sacchi Italian page on Wikipedia]
* [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floraleda_Sacchi German page on Wikipedia]


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