Bio

Born in Cagliari (Italy) in 1992, Roberta Brambilla began her studies at the age of eight in her hometown. She graduated (Bachelor’s degree) in 2011 at the Conservatory 'G. Verdi' of Turin. She continued her studies with Gabriella Bosio at the Conservatory of Turin, where in 2013 she received her Master's degree in harp with the highest honours.

In November 2013, she joined the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Professor Annie Lavoisier, where in 2016 she received a Master’s degree in harp (solo repertoire). In 2017 she pursued her studies with Professor Lavoisier with a Post Master’s degree in chamber music.

She attended courses and master classes with harpists such as Marie-Claire Jamet, Catherine Michel, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Emmanuel Ceysson, Milda Agazarian, Skaila Kanga, Letizia Belmondo, among others.

She has won several harp competitions and collaborated with several orchestras in Europe as a soloist and in the orchestra, having the great pleasure to work with conductors as Heinz Holliger, Hugh Wolff, Stefan Bluiner, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Ion Marin, Lawrence Foster, Andrey Boreyko, Hans Graf and many more.

She has played with the Symfonie orkest Vlaanderen, the orchestra of the Solistes Européens du Luxembourg, the orchestra of the Opera of the Fondazione Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, the Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège and with the Orchestre Philarmonique Royal de Liège.

Since 2014, she has been a regular guest at the Belgian National Orchestra and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.

In March 2018, she participated in the Pop'harpe workshop - this is the recent creation of a simple 24-string harp with cardboard sounding-board on the model of the ancient medieval harp. She has then become passionate about a new repertoire to be discovered and adapted for this new instrument accessible to all.

A passionate and creative musician, she has always tried to unlock all the capabilities of her own instrument. During the years she has dedicated herself to transcribe and arrange new pieces to extend the available harp repertoire for both solo harp and chamber music.

Since 2018, she has been the co-founder and harpist of the chamber music ensemble 'Kroma'.

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