Helena Ricci

Harpist extraordinaire

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Trailblazing award-winning virtuoso harpist with a radiant personality "Helena doesn't play the harp - she is the harp" "Her playing is confident and communicative, imaginative, insightful and full of character" "Leading harpist of her generation"

Originally from Switzerland and now based in London (UK) Helena is rapidly gaining reputation as a virtuoso harpist with a unique creative and driven spirit, praised for her imaginative, insightful playing, communication on and off stage and her engaging personality. She is a fervent ambassador for the harp as a solo instrument and is championing an original repertoire of her own transcriptions of masterworks as well as of original harp gems she wants you to discover.

Helena recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with the highest honours (MA Distinction, BMus Hons 1st class).

Recent solo appearances include venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Tivoli Vredenburg, Milton Court, LSO St-Luke’s, St James Piccadilly, Centro Botin with the prestigious Encuentro de Santander Academy in Spain. As a principal harpist she toured with the Philharmonie der Animato Orchestra throughout Europe with a final concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus.

Helena is in high demand as a musician and collaborator. She was the solo harpist for “Sensory Symphony” in collaboration with Guildhall Live Events, the only harpist for the Britten-Pears Young Artist “Composition and Performance Course” 2019. She frequently collaborates on the creation of new contemporary pieces on the London scene.

Equipment: Zoom h5, pugin mike, Audacity, Sony a6300, Gopro8

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  • Sony a6300
  • GoPro8
  • Zoom H5
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