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Anna Astesano

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Harpist
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Dynamic and enthusiast harpist based in London, internationally recognised as one of the greatest talents of her generation.

After her Bachelor and Master studies at the CNSMD in Lyon, Anna Astesano joins Gabriella Dall’Olio class at Trinity and Laban Conservatoire of Music and Danse in the Postgraduate Advanced Diploma course. She has won several national and international competitions. Between 2014 and 2015 she has been harpist at “Teatro alla Scala” Academy in Milan.In the summer 2015 she has attended the NJO (Netherlands Jugend Orchestra) and the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra followed by coaches from the London Symphonic Orchestra. In June 2015 she has won the audition as first harp at “Luigi Cherubini” Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti, where she is actually playing. In 2017 she has been awarded scholarships offered by the CRT Foundation in Turin and “De Sono” Association. From January 2018, she is following a mentor scheme at the Royal Opera House. She has been awarded the “Featured Young Performer” Award by the London Ear Festival, having soloist and chamber music concerts with the Uroboros Ensemble. She has collaborated with the Royal Opera House, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale (RAI) in Turin, the London Southbank Sinfonia and many others London institutions, performing at the Abbey Road Studios and Wigmore Hall. She is now a member of the Future Foyle First promoted by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a Concordia Foundation Harpist. In 2018, she has been awarded the "John Marson's Price for best performer".

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Italian music, Spanish music, French music
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Instruments:
Harp
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

Solo harp "masterpieces":
-Bach Carl Philipp Emmanuel, Sonata in G Major (1730)
-Berio Luciano, Sequenza n°2 per arpa (1963)
-Britten Benjamin, Suite for Harp (1969)
-Caplet André, Divertissements à la française et à l'éspagnole (1924)
-Chertok Pearl, Around the clock suite (1948)
-Debussy Claude, Deux Arabesques (1888)
-Fauré Gabriel, Impromptu op. 86 (1904)
-Fauré Gabriel, Une chatelaine en sa tour op.110 (1918)
-Haydn Joseph, Sonata in g-minor Hob XVI-44 (1771)
-Hasselmans Adolphe, La Source Op. 44 (1898)
-Hindemith Paul, Harp sonata (1939)
-Pierné Gabriel, Impromptu Caprice op. 9 (1885)
-Pigovat Boris, The wandering stars (2001)
-Prokofiev Sergei, The Montagues and the Capulets (1946)
-Renié Henriette, Legende (1903)
-Renié Henriette, Ballade Fantastique (1912)
-Salzedo Carlos, Fantasy on Lara's Granada (1932)
-Smetana Bedrich, Die Moldau (1879)
-Spohr Louis, Fantaisie un c minor (1807)
Chamber music:
-any kind of Christmas songs, solo harp or duet, background and recital music
-background music for any occasion (afternoon tea, birthday parties, weddings, private events)
-harp and flute chamber music repertoire
-cello and harp repertoire
-horn and harp repertoire
-harp duo music

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£500

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Melanie G, 6 months ago

As a full time professional musician and harpist myself, I have high standards on performer’s abilities and behavior. Anna was perfectly on time, very responsive and displayed easy and timely communication. She was flexible and well prepared. She sounded beautiful for my engagement ceremony and was very gracious and appropriate for this religious event. Her playing truly made it special. She played solo prelude music, hymns solo and with trumpet. Guests were very impressed by her playing and by the choice of a harp over organ, as it is most common in church. We received many compliments about her performance and the harp.

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Natasha D, 8 months ago

A massive bravo you again for your beautiful performance at the UCLH Christmas Concert! Thank you so much again for sharing your lovely music.

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