Italian harpist Claudia Lucia Lamanna performs around the world as soloist, chamber musician and in orchestras, since she was very young. As a soloist, she has already performed in the Main House of the Oslo Opera House, the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Merkin Concert Hall in New York, the Auer Hall at Indiana University in Bloomington, and many other venues. She was invited to give recitals in occasion of the Ancenis International Harp Festival in 2012 (France), the Wales International Harp Festival in 2014, the Thailand International Harp Festival in 2016, the Proms at St Jude’s Festival in 2019 (UK), the Harp on Wight International Festival in 2019 (UK), the North London Festival in 2019 (UK). She performed in Canada and Australia at the World Harp Congress, held in Vancouver in 2011 and Sydney in 2014, and also for the Italian national broadcaster RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. She will soon release her debut album with the label Linn Records.
Claudia has had many successes in international competitions including Fifth Prize at the prestigious 10th USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington in 2016, one of the most important harp competition in the world, where she also received the Zaniboni Prize, given to the highest ranked Italian contestant. She is also First Prize winner of the Camac Harp Competition 2019, held in London, of the Premio Claudio Abbado 2015 – XI Edizione del Premio Nazionale delle Arti, held in Turin, Italy, and of the Thailand International Harp Festival and Youth Competition 2012, held in Bangkok, including the Trophy offered by Her Royal Highness the Queen of Thailand.
Claudia has been the harpist of La Scala Academy Orchestra in Milan for 2017-2019. She has also collaborated with various other orchestras, including the Teatro Petruzzelli Orchestra in Bari, Italy.
After completed her Master’s Degree with top honors at 17 years old, becoming the youngest graduate of that degree in Italy, Claudia continued her studies with Jana Boušková at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels and with Isabelle Perrin at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where she achieved the Artist Diploma – Master’s Degree. She finally completed her Advanced Diploma in Performance with Karen Vaughan at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she has been selected to join the prestigious Bicentenary Scholarship scheme.