Chiara Granata | triple harp
Chiara is an Italian harpist. After completing traditional studies at Milan Conservatoire G.Verdi she has specialized in Baroque performance. She studied with Mara Galassi, achieving her degree both in triple harp and single action harp at the International Academy of Music of Milan and the degree in triple harp, grade 110/110 cum laude, at Conservatorio Dall’Abaco of Verona.
She works regularly with many leading Italian early music groups: La Venexiana in Milan, I Turchini di Antonio Florio, Academia Montis Regalis, Ensamble Costanzo Porta. She also collaborates with Akademie fur Alte Musik, Los Mvsicos de su Alteza in Saragoza, Capella de Ministrel de Valencia, Akademia in Paris, Trondheim Barokk Norway, & Cincinnati USA.
She has recorded for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Sony, Glossa, Eloquentia, Hyperion, K617, Stradivarius, Dynamic, Alpha, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, and she has performed in several theaters and concert halls around Europe and US including Concertghebow Amsterdam, Cité de la musique and Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris; Berlin Staatsoper, Sanssouci Palace in Postdam, Innsbruck Tiroler Landestheater, Madrid Auditorio and Nacional de Mùsica, Palau de la Musica de Valencia; Seville Maestranza Theatre, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Le Quartz Theatre in Brest, The Helicon Foundation New York; Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Teatro Olimpico; Teatro Mercadante and Teatro San Carlo Naples, Teatro Verdi in Pisa; Teatro Carignano Turin, and Teatro Bibbiena in Mantua.
Chiara read also Philosophy with distinction at Milan University with a thesis on Baroque aesthetics in the Philosophy of R. Descartes. She received the academy prize ‘Dal Pra’ 1998 for the best research in modern philosophy. Among her recent publications: ‘Le ombre, il chiaro e il distinto: l’esperienza musicale nelle pagine di Descartes’, (’Materiali di Estetica’, 2001), ‘La musica e l’esperienza del tempo’ (’Nuova Umanità’, 2006), ‘La musica e l’angelo. Risonanze nella musica di Monteverdi, Bach, Messiaen’ (with T. Handerson, Nuova Umanità’, 2010), and the book Sapere è un verbo all’infinito (with A. Granata and E. Granata, Il Margine, Trento 2013).