Paola Perrucci’s harp at Rossinimania

18 August 2015

On Thursday 20th August at 11.00 a.m. at the Auditorium Pedrotti the Rof will offer another event in the Rossinimania series, which explores the truly maniacal Rossini-fever that agitated the cultural life of Europe in the nineteenth century.

Paola Perrucci will give a concert of original compositions and period transcriptions for solo harp of Rossini compositions, performed on an Erard harp and on a modern harp.

The pieces to be performed are by C.N.B.Bochsa (Rondeau sur le trio du Barbier), D. Anzaghi (Rossiniana seconda, Barber’s strange memory), T. Labarre (from the Fantasia e Variazioni op. 25 sulla Marcia dei Greci: Adagio e Les Soirées Musicales de Rossini), G. Cappelli (Alba), A. Guarnieri (Senti il crepitio di acque fragorose).

Born in Naples, while still very young Paola Perrucci took her degree with the highest marks cum laude at the Conservatorio Rossini, Pesaro, following in the footsteps of her father, Mario, composer and teacher. She took further courses at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome. She won a degree in Choral Music and Choral Conducting under the guidance of Tito Gotti and has studied Analysis and Composition under Cesare Grandi. She won the competition for first harpist of the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana and the international Contemporary Music competition in Udine.

She has appeared as guest soloist in such events as the Ravenna Festival, Milano Musica, the Teatro Comunale, Bologna’s Feste Musicali, besides performing at the Teatro dell’Opera, Rome, the Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, and for the Fondazione Cini, Venice. She has appeared as soloist in the series Grandi Interpreti of the Teatro Comunale, Bologna in the first performance of a work by Cesare Grandi together with the actress Stefania Rocca. She teaches at the Conservatorio, Bologna.