Mara Galassi - harp
Mara Galassi graduated from the Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano and the Pesaro Conservatory of Music with honors. She studied pedal harp with Luciana Chierici, David Watkins, and Emmy Huerlimann, performance practice with harpsichordist David Collyer and lutenist Patrick OBrien and musicology with Michael Morrow in London.
She served as principal harpist for the Teatro Massimo Opera House in Palermo, Italy. She currently lives in Milano where she teaches modern and historical harps at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano.
She develops her activities as soloist and as a member of the most famous early music Ensembles in Europe: Concerto Vocale (dir. René Jacobs), Concerto Italiano (dir. Rinaldo Alessandrini), Mala Punica (dir. Pedro Memelsdorff), Cantus Cölln (dir. Konrad Jünghänel).
As musicologist she has done extensive research in the field of historical harps.
She recorded for Tactus, Symphonia, Ricordi, Harmonia Mundi, Opus 111 and Glossa. Lately, for Glossa, she recorded a solo album of Italian baroque music for harp.