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Harpist Margherita Bassani graduated with highest honours from the Francesco Venezze Conservatory, Rovigo in 1990, and went on to complete further studies with Fabrice Pierre at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon.

She has been principal harp with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai since 2009, having worked regularly with Milan’s Orchestra del Teatro della Scala and Filarmonica della Scala between 1992 and 2009. She has also performed with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the orchestras of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, the Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, I Solisti Veneti and I Pomeriggi Musicali.

As soloist with the OSN Rai she has performed Pierné’s Concertstück for harp and orchestra, Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto (broadcast live on Italy’s Radio Rai 3) and Debussy’s Danse sacrée et Danse profane for harp and strings (again broadcast live on Italian radio, and on the TV channel Rai 5). Margherita Bassani also performs with a variety of different chamber ensembles, and leads cello workshops and masterclasses.

Role: Classical Artist 
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