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Flora Papadopoulos is a Greek-born harpist based in Milan, Italy. After completing her modern harp studies at the Conservatory of Parma with Emanuela Degli Esposti, she has dedicated herself to mastering early harps. With the assistance of a Marco Fodella Foundation scholarship, Flora has purcued her baroque harp studies with Mara Galassi at the Scuola Civica of Milan, obtaining her Masters degree with full marks.
She has achieved a Bachelors degree with honours in Liberal Arts from the University of Parma, and a Masters degree in Musicology from the University La Sorbonne IV of Paris, again with full honours.
Her performing career includes both solistic and chamber music projects, as well as collaborations with several orchestras and ensembles all over Europe.
She has worked with Conductors such as R. Alessandrini (Concerto Italiano), Ch. Pluhar (L'Arpeggiata), D. Fasolis (I Barocchisti), J. Ch. Spinosi (Ensemble Matheus), , L. Garcia Alarcòn (Cappella Mediterranea), A. Quarta (Concerto Romano), F. Cera (Ensemble Arte musica), F. Guglielmo (l'Arte dell'arco), M. Steger, A. De Marchi, Th. Hengelbrock, M. Mencoboni, A. De Carlo (Mare Nostrum), C. Ipata (Auser Musici), A.Van der Spoel (Musica Temprana), A. Küppers (Il Teatro del Mondo), A. Urbano (l'Armonia degli Affetti), and many more.
She has performed in prestigious concert halls including the Carnegie Hall of New York, Opéra Garnier of Paris, the Opéra of Versailles, Theater An der Wien of Vienna, Wien Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Megaron of Athens, Tchaikovsky Hall of Moscow, Beijing Center of the Performing Arts and many more.
She is part of , an italian ensemble founded by Franco Pavan and with Pino De Vittorio, specialized in the research of lost musical traditions of southern Italy. With them she has recorded ''Occhi Turchini, songs of an island'' for Glossa.
With her group, , she has recorded an album around the Harp Consorts by William Lawes, produced by Brilliant Classics.
She has also taken part in many recording projects for Harmonia Mundi, MDG, Brilliant Classics, Glossa, Ricercar.
With Mara Galassi she has a harp duo on historical instruments, exploring the different sonorities of harps in use during the 18th century.
She recently released for the label Arcana Outhere her first solo album named Unwritten : Bach, Biber, Corelli, Marini from violin to harp.
She teaches historical harps at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica O. Respighi of Latina.
Apart from her activity as a continuo player in orchestras and big ensembles, Flora likes to carry on some projects that are more personal, collaborating with smaller groups where the harp can express itself in a different way, as a solo or a concertato instrument.
with Andrea Vassalle, harp & violin duo
Laboratorio '600, dir. Franco Pavan
with Riccardo Pisani, tenor, and Ricercare Antico
Claudio Monteverdi, Hor che il cielo e la terra
Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano
Canzone tradizionale napoletana, Cicirinella
Pino De Vittorio & Laboratorio '600, Franco Pavan
Alessandro Scarlatti, Passio secundum Ioannem
Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Millenium Orchestra & Choeur de Namur
Sigismondo D'India, torna il sereno Zefiro
With Fanie Antonelou, Athens Angican Church
Johann Sebastian Bach, fuga BWV 1001
Johann Sebastian Bach, Il Caleidoscopio
Around the Harp Consorts of W. Lawes
Released for the label Brilliant Classics , the first album of the ensemble Il Caleidoscopio is starring the english composer William Lawes and his Harp Consorts. The instruments employed are the violin , the viola da gamba , the theorbo and the harp, respectively played by Lathika Vithanage , Noelia Reverte Reche , Michele Pasotti and Flora Papadopoulos . The ensemble performs a large selection of these pieces , together with a few other pieces by composers such as William Byrd , John Dowland , John Playford , Christopher Simpson and Matthew Locke .