Emanuela Degli Esposti,
Harp Professor at the A.Boito Conservatory of Music in Parma, is artistic director of the International Contest and Festival “Suoni d’Arpa”, Vice-president of the Association Conoscere la Musica and President of the Italian Harp Association. She studied harp with Prof. A.N.Schirinzi in Bologna Conservatory and at the Rubin Academy of Tel Aviv with Prof. J. Liber, and recorded several Album Fonit Cetra, Bottega Discantica and Tactus. As soloist, performed recitals in various Festivals in Italy and abroad, and plays in duo and quartet with the harpist Ieuan Jones. She played as 1st harp in the orchestras of Florence, Milan and Naples RAI, Swiss Radio of Lugano, performing with conductors such as Berio, Chailly, Delman, Ficher, Kuhn, Inbal, Mehta, Muti, Oren, Prêtre, and won the 1stPrize at the international chamber music competitions in Stresa and Palmi. Emanuela Degli Esposti published a book about C. P. E. Bach and edited f UT Orpheus Edition music for harp which have been included in the programs of international harp competitions such as International Harp Contest in Israel, International American Harp Competition, Franz-Josef-Reinl International Harp Contest in Munich, International Harp Contest Suoni d’Arpa. She is Director of the Leonardo Primavera Harp Orchestra and has been jury member in international harp contests such as Munich (1999), Israel (1998-2003), Marcel Tournier (2009-2012), Belgrade (2014), Novi Sad (2017), Rencontres Internationales de la Harpe en Ile de France (2017), International Slovenian Harp Contest (2019), St.Petersbour Cristal Key Harp Contest (2019). She has helds international master classes in Assisi, London Royal College, Lovere Tadini Academy, Belgrade Mokranjac Academy, Madrid Real Conservatorio Superior, Pipkov in Sofia, Riga Vītols Academy, Villa Medici-Giulini, Opera House of St.Petesbourg.