Antonella Valenti


Freccia in basso
1964 - 2022
Antonella Valenti
was born in Trieste

Antonella knew how to be determined in small everyday situation; she was able to face the world of music and entertainment with sometimes disarming simplicity.

She also meticulously organized everything related to the theatrical and musical programs.

She won multiple national and international awards,
among which:

1st Prize of National Harp Competition in Santa Margherita Ligure;

Internation Competition for the training of the Europe Youth Orchestra conducted by Maestro Claudio Abbado;

National Competition for the Italian Youth Orchestra;

1st Prize at the second national review “Young Concertists” in the city of Porcia (PN);

1st Prize at the “UFAM” International Harp Competition in Paris;

3rd Prize at the International Competition “Città di Stresa” in duo with violin;

1st Prize at the National Exhibition “Young Instrumentalist” city of Busalla (GE)

She was harp teacher at the conservatory “Domenico Cimarosa” in Avellino and at the conservatory “Egidio Romualdo Duni” in Matera.

Teatro di San Carlo | November 4, 1987

She has carried out concert activities, both as a soloist and in chamber formation, in Italy as well as abroad.

Under request of Phia Berghout, she gave a recital in the Netherlands at the Fondazione Internazionale Amici dell’Arpa.

She played important pieces of the repertoire for solo harp and orchestra (e.g. Debussy, Ravel, Mozart, Spohr, Händel …) with various orchestras including the “Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester” in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and the orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli.

She was invited many times to partecipate in the “Tiroler Festspiele” in Austria, under the direction of Maestro Gustav Kuhn, where she played as a soloist.

She received appreciations from important musicians such as: Daniel Nazareth, Daniel Oren, Zubin Metha, George Pretre, Mstislav Rostropovich, Piero Cappuccilli, Gustav Khun, Nello Santi, Mariella Devia, Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Riccardo Chailly, Salvatore Licitra, Clelia Aldrovandi, Daniele Gatti, Stefano Bollani and Peter Maag.

Listens to the
two songs
Claude Debussy "Danse sacrée et danse profane"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Concerto per Flauto e Arpa K 299"
More than
400 freely
accessible scores

It wasn’t supposed to happen this soon.
But now there are young harpists who deserve to love music, as Antonella truly did.

To honor the memory of Antonella Valenti, her loved ones have carried out a meticolous endeavour to make the consultation of over 400 scores freely available.

All scores have been made available without any change. We left all notes that Antonella carefully took, so that her commitment and professionalism can be of help and inspiration to others.

The scores

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