First Prize Winner at the prestigious 21st International Harp Contest in Israel in 2022, Italian harpist Claudia Lucia Lamanna is one of the most thrilling soloists of the new generation. Her “vibrant energy” (Harp Column), “interpretative maturity” and “solid personality” (La Voce di Mantova), together with a “natural virtuosity” (La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno), make her a brilliant musician.
She is also prize winner in over 30 international competitions in United Kingdom, Italy, Thailand, USA, France, Germany and Sweden. As a soloist, Claudia toured in many venues, as Oslo Opera House, Salle Colonne in Paris, Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade, Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall in Cardiff, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Sala Baldini in Rome, Teatro Duse in Bologna, Norrköping Concert Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre in Hong Kong, Tlaqná Cultural Center in Xalapa, House of Arts in Košice, Art and Culture Hall in Bangkok, and she was invited to perform in several Festivals, such as Classic’Antibes, World Harp Congress, International Harp Festival in Belgrade, Pratté International Harp Festival, North London Festival, Harp on Wight International Festival, Proms at St Jude’s Festival, Thailand International Harp Festival, Wales International Harp Festival, Ancenis International Harp Festival, among others. As soloist with orchestra, she played with the Orchestre National de Cannes, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, the Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari and many others.
In 2020, Claudia Lamanna released her debut album with the record label Linn Records, making a harp recital built around the leitmotiv of variation, and it’s now available on all digital platforms. In the same year, she published the transcription for harp of the Variaciones del Fandango español by Félix Máximo López, which represents a totally new addition to the harp repertoire.
After her Master’s Degree with top honors at the Conservatorio di Musica “Nino Rota” of Monopoli (Italy), she continued her studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where she achieved the Artist Diploma, and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she obtained the Advanced Diploma in Performance and where she was the only harpist to be selected to join the prestigious Bicentenary Scholarship scheme. She finally completed her education at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. Claudia was also the harpist of La Scala Academy Orchestra in Milan for 2017-2019.