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HELENA RICCI

Harpist

YOUNG ARTIST LATE BITE: August 16

Helena is an award-winning virtuoso harpist with a charismatic personality, praised for her
communication on and off stage. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Helena has the ambition to
spread classical music and present the harp as a solo instrument to wider audiences.
A recent graduate from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with the highest honours, Helena has appeared solo at prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Milton Court, LSO St-Luke’s, Centro Botin with the Encuentro de Santander Academy in
Spain. She toured with the Philharmonie der Animato Orchestra throughout Europe with a final concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus. This Summer 2019 Helena took part in the prestigious
Britten-Pears “Composition and Performance Course”, was selected for the Orchestre de la
Francophonie in Canada, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra EUYWO in Luxembourg and also as a reserve for the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Academy in Germany and London
Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future First Artist. She was one of the ten European musicians to be selected for the Tuning In Artist Programme in Partnership with the MDW University of
Vienna, Mica Austria and the European Union.
Helena has already played for numerous festivals, among which the LIFT Festival, the Curious
Festival, Culture Mile, Fetes de la Musique in Switzerland and has recently been invited to take part in the Aldeburgh Festival in 2020.
Willing to promote the harp to a wider audience and to challenge the perception of the harp as a
solo instrument she is the co-founder of MUSILUX, the world’s first classical harp and production
company. She has been selected as a Guildhall Creative Entrepreneur 2019/20 to bring this
innovative and thrilling project to life.

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