A most talented, enthusiatic and dedicated harpist.. young, but already a well rounded and matured musician, she has a solid technique, a solid sense of rhythm and a beautiful, naturally strong tone.

Irina Zingg Director Harp Masters International Harp Academy

Professor Scuola Civica Claudio Abbado Milano


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About...

Musicality ∎ Passion ∎ Personality

Described as a "brilliant performer", and a "most engaging and creative musician", Chiara Pedrazzetti is a Swiss harpist and choir conductor. She graduated with distinction in Bachelor of Music, Master of Music Performance and she holds a Choir Conducting diploma. She's one of the most versatile harpists around, being able to switch comfortably between many genres of music. 

A winner of numerous awards, she's regularly invited to perform and give masterclasses all over the world, where she shares with generosity her knowledge and love for music. For the year 2016-17 she was professor of harp and chamber music at Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium in Feldkirch (Austria).

Chiara is founder of the innovative ARPAtelier, she's harpist and composer of the duo LABIRINTO, and she's harpist, arranger and singer of the Irish traditional music band PENTAFOGLIO. 2016-2017 she conducted the polyphonic choir "QuattrocentoQuaranta" and since November 2017 she's conductor of the female choir Cantadonna. From January 2019 Chiara conducts the gospel choir Kolping Singers and from 2020 is the coach of ensemble Sweet8. In August 2021 she started conducting the choir Voce del Brenno. Chiara is Ambassador of the Swiss brand Schertler. From 2016 to 2018 she served as co-president in the Swiss Harp Association. Chiara has recorded several CDs and has appeared in radio and television in Switzerland and abroad.

Chiara Pedrazzetti is a strong, exuberant player with a big warm sound and fluent technique. Her performances are always full of character and commitment. She has a lively interest in all types of music and will no doubt expand the repertoire for harp.

Karen Vaughan

Associate Artistic Director, World Harp Congress
Co-Principal Harp, London Symphony Orchestra
Head of Harp, Royal Academy of Music, London

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***it is a piece of paradise***

ARPAtelier is the only venue dedicated to the harp! Situated in the pretty village of Grono/GR (Switzerland), it's a place of meeting and discovery. Chiara's goal is to show and present the harp through high quality concerts and masterclasses.

Solo, chamber music, concerts with students or with choirs, the ARPAtelier offers unforgettable experiences; the exhibitions and the intimate venue offer the possibility of talking directly to the performers.

Every year an international guest harpist is invited to give masterclasses and a concert. 

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Do you want to help to spread culture and music? Visit the ARPAtelier to sustain it!

ARPAtelier   comes to you!

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If you like the sound of the harp and you want to experience a live concert...I'll make anything possible to make your idea real!

The harp has endless possibilities...

contact me for any requests, I'll be happy to help you find a solution!

There is no limit

  to imagination

in the  woods

in a stable

in a sitting room

                    ...

A harp recording of your favourite piece

Rental instruments

ARPAtelier offers the possibility of renting a professional lever harp. There are different brands but all instruments are available for kids and adults, any level. The harp is given with an anti-dust cloth, transport cover and tuning key. ARPAtelier mostly rents harps in Ticino and Grigioni but also in other parts of Switzerland. Renting starts from chf 60.- per month.

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Size, model...

which harp

is good for me? 

Specialized free advice:

info.chiarapedrazzetti@gmail.com

0041 79 688 02 66

Italiano, English, Deutsch,

Français, Español

 

Choir Conducting

Beginner Choir course

ON DEMAND--- CHORAL WORSHOPS- 10 TOPICS! Many people would love to sing in a choir but don't feel ready to join an already established group.

This course aims to give the basic musical and singing knowledge and the confidence and security to sing in a group of people. From the very beginning, the person will put into practice the theory explanations and will learn all the tricks for a fun choir adventure.

No experience required. Contact me for more information, I'll see you soon!

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Question about the choral course?

0041 79 688 02 66

Italiano, English, Deutsch, Français, Español

The human voice is the first expression of sound and music. With a choir... then it's bliss!
Chiara loves accompanying adults in discovering the potential of the voice, through exercises for technique, explanations of musical phrasings, constructive team work and she loves to help bring to perfection beautiful music of all eras.

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Chiara conducting the Choir QuattrocentoQuaranta
 
 

Shop

For purchasing any product, please write an email to info.chiarapedrazzetti@gmail.com with the reference number and we'll send you what you need! All prices are in Swiss Francs (CHF). Please note this are just pictures, you will receive the full score.

Payment methods

For Switzerland:

  • Twint (Chiara Pedrazzetti, 0041796880266)

  • Bank details:
    Chiara Pedrazzetti 
    Via Ranzo di Sopra 6
    6537 Grono
    IBAN: CH29 8080 8001 6917 3351 4 
    Banca Raiffeisen del Cassarate Agenzia di 6965 Cadro, Ticino, Svizzera

International:

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  • Payment on Revolut:
    Chiara Pedrazzetti Lanigan
    IBAN: GB04 REVO 0099 7030 3149 29
    BIC: REVOGB21

Lever harp scores

Ref. number: B202

Price: CHF 3.-

Whether you're already a pro of the levers

or if you want to train, "In palestra!" ("At the gym!")

will make you improve with a smile on your face.

Check the recording here

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Ref. number: J550

Price: free

A passionate oriental sounding cadenza, to perform as it is or to develop to your taste.

Check the recording here

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PEDAL HARP SCORES

Ref. number: D539

Price: CHF 6.-

This "scherzo" by Schubert, n.1 in B flat major, original for piano, is a delight to play on the harp as well. You need a strong technique and confident feet, you're going to love practicing it!

Check the recording here

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COncerts & events

EVENTS 2021

29 july

Informal concert with Cantadonna

Campeggio Riarena 8 pm

Cugnasco, Ticino

Switzerland

9 august

Informal concert with Kolping Singers from 7 pm

Porch of S.Maria Assunta Church,

Locarno, Ticino

Switzerland

22 august

Concert with Sweet8

11 am

Hotel des Alpes,

Dalpe, Ticino

Switzerland

11 september

Workshop with Cantadonna

all day

Cugnasco, Ticino

Switzerland

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12 september

Concert with Sweet8 TBC

Cugnasco, Ticino

Switzerland

Harpists are like weeds; first to come, last to leave
18-19 september

2 days workshop with choir Voce del Brenno

Ticino

Switzerland

25 september

"Come and join us"

Open reharsal Voce del Brenno, everyone welcome!
Dongio, Ticino

Switzerland 4-6 pm + refreshments

2 october

Concert with Sweet8

for Telethon, Ticino

Switzerland

5 december

Concert with Kolping Singers

5 pm

Rancate, Ticino

Switzerland

december

Concert with Kolping Singers TBC, Ticino

Switzerland

12 december

Concert with Duo Lira (harp and violin)

5 pm

Church in Cugnasco, Ticino

Switzerland

18 december

Concert with choir Voce del Brenno time tba

Church in Dongio, Ticino

Switzerland

Online masterclass

at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa

Chiara has a very special, compelling and personal sound on the harp- there is something indefinable that always makes me want to really listen to her music! Coupled with her warm and outgoing performance style and her affinity for many different genres of music, she is a most engaging and creative musician.

Catherine White

Professor of Harp
Royal Academy of Music, London, 
Principal Harp Tutor
Birmingham Conservatoire

Chiara has a great technique on the instrument, with an evident talent and a friendly and positive approach to the public. I appreciated her creativity, her personal way of making music and her interpretative capacity.

Emanuela degli Esposti

Harp Professor Conservatorio Arrigo Boito, Parma 
Artistic director Concorso e Festival Internazionale "Suoni d'Arpa"

Have you ever heard Chiara live?

Chiara is an excellent harpist, with a creative and original approach to music-making, a spirit of adventure and a charming and sparky performance style. It has been a delight to watch her develop as an artist and I look forward to hearing what she does next!

Máire Ní Chathasaigh

Harpist, Musicologist