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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 .

Biography

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 Flora Papadopoulos was born and raised in Athens, where she started to play the harp with Maria Bildea. 

After having moved to Italy, she completed her modern harp studies at the Conservatory of Parma with Emanuela Degli Esposti, and from 2008 she dedicated herself to mastering early harps. First she studied with Véronique Musson Gonneaud in Paris, and later, with the assistance of a Marco Fodella Foundation scholarship, Flora pursued her baroque harp master’s degree with Mara Galassi at the Civica Scuola di Musica “Claudio Abbado” in Milan.

 

In 2006 she achieved a bachelor’s degree with honors at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Parma, and later a master’s degree in Musicology from the University La Sorbonne of Paris.

She has worked with Conductors such as R. Alessandrini (Concerto Italiano), O. Dantone (Accademia Bizantina), Ch. Pluhar (L'Arpeggiata), D. Fasolis (I Barocchisti), J. Ch. Spinosi (Ensemble Matheus), L. Garcia Alarcòn (Cappella Mediterranea), Th. Hengelbrock (Balthasar Neumann Choir & Orchestra), G. Capuano (Musiciens du Prince), A. Quarta (Concerto Romano), F. Cera (Ensemble Arte musica), F. Guglielmo (l'Arte dell'arco), M. Steger,  A. De Carlo (Mare Nostrum), C. Ipata (Auser Musici), A.Van der Spoel (Musica Temprana), A. Küppers (Il Teatro del Mondo), 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'' and "Ninna Nanna" 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 released  for the label Arcana Outhere her first solo album named Unwritten : Bach, Biber, Corelli, Marini from violin to harp.

She currently teaches historical harps at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica O. Respighi of Latina.

Starting September 2022 she has been appointed lecturer for historical harps at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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Projects

 

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
il Caleidoscopio Ensemble
Laboratorio '600, dir. Franco Pavan
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with Mara Galassi, harp duo
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with Riccardo Pisani, tenor, and Ricercare Antico

Agenda

2017

Capella Juvenalis pro Musiqua Antiqua - Musica Temprana - Adrian van der Spoel

January 20, 2017

Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw

Il canto del Sud - Laboratorio '600 - Franco Pavan

January 28, 2017

Wien, Konzerthaus

L'Orfeo di C.Monteverdi - Concerto Italiano - R. Alessandrini

February 01, 2017

Barcelona, Auditori

L'Incoronazione di Poppea di C.Monteverdi - Concerto Italiano - R. Alessandrini

February 20, 2017

New York, Carnegie Hall

L'Orfeo di C.Monteverdi - Concerto Italiano - R. Alessandrini

March 06, 2017

Australia, Adelaide Festival

L'Orfeo di C.Monteverdi - Concerto Italiano - R. Alessandrini

March 08, 2017

Shanghai, Opera House

L'Orfeo di C.Monteverdi - Concerto Italiano - R. Alessandrini

March 10, 2017

Beijing, National Centre for the performing arts

Il Girello di Jacopo Melani - Auser Musici - Carlo Ipata

March 17, 2017

Pistoia, Teatro Manzoni

Il Girello di Jacopo Melani - Auser Musici - Carlo Ipata

March 18, 2017

Pistoia, Teatro Manzoni

Renaissance Music concert - Ex Silentio - Dimitris Kountouras

March 30, 2017

Athens, Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center

Renaissance Music concert - Ex Silentio - Dimitris Kountouras

March 31, 2017

Athens, Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center

Gemini - Musica Ficta - Raul Mallavibarrena

April 15, 2017

Spain, Festival de Musica Religiosa de Cuenca

Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, arie e concerti - Ensemble Matheus - J.C. Spinosi

April 16, 2017

Cracow, Misteria Paschalia

Nabucco di M. Falvetti - Cappella Mediterranea - L. G. Alarcon

April 27, 2017

De Singel, Antwerp, BE

Nabucco di M. Falvetti - Cappella Mediterranea - L. G. Alarcon

April 28, 2017

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Carte blanche à l'Ensemble Matheus - J.C. Spinosi

April 30, 2017

Saint Malo, Palais du Grande Large

Nabucco di M. Falvetti - Cappella Mediterranea - L. G. Alarcon

May 01, 2017

Opera de Lille

Nabucco de M. Falvetti - Cappella Mediterranea - L. G. Alarcon

May 02, 2017

Opera de Dijon

Il Diluvio Universale di M. Falvetti - Cappella Mediterranea - L. G. Alarcon

May 06, 2017

Genève, Victoria Hall

Il Diluvio Universale di M. Falvetti - Cappella Mediterranea - L. G. Alarcon

May 08, 2017

Auditorium, Lyon

Florilège des 20 ans! - Ensemble Matheus - J.Ch. Spinosi

June 02, 2017

Festival de Froville

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2018

Laude, Canzoni, Jephte di G. Carissimi - Concerto Romano - A. Quarta

10 Mar 2018

Cattedrale di Lugano, Festival Vesperali

Lacrimae Mulierum - Il Caleidoscopio Ensemble & Francesca Cassinari

19 Mar 2018

Capilla del Palacio Real de Madrid - Festival International de Arte Sacro

Barocke Flötenmusik - Sabrina Frey

14 Apr 2018

Abendkonzert Dübendorf, Zurich

Handel, Esther Oratorio - Teatro Comunale di Ferrara - N. Valentini

19 Apr 2018

Teatro Comunale di Ferrara

Purcell, Fairy Queen - Latinitas Nostra - M. Chryssikopoulos

26 Apr 2018

Greek National Opera

27 Apr 2018

Greek National Opera

28 Apr 2018

Greek National Opera

04 May 2018

Greek National Opera

05 May 2018

Greek National Opera

10 May 2018

Greek National Opera

11 May 2018

Greek National Opera

Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice - I Barocchisti - D. Fasolis

21 May 2018

Theatre des Champs Elysées

24 May 2018

Theatre des Champs Elysées

26 May 2018

Theatre des Champs Elysées

27 May 2018

Theatre des Champs Elysées

30 May 2018

Theatre des Champs Elysées

01 Jun 2018

Theatre des Champs Elysées

04 Jun 2018

Palau de la Musica, Barcelona

06 Jun 2018

Opéra Royale de Versailles

07 Jun 2018

Opéra Royale de Versailles

Calabrisella - Laboratorio '600 e Pino de Vittorio, Franco Pavan

08 Jun 2018

Musikfestspiele Potsdam

Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice - I Barocchisti - D. Fasolis

09 Jun 2018

Opéra Royale de Versailles

Carte Blanche à Matheus - Ensemble Matheus - J.Ch. Spinosi

19 Jun 2018

Abbaye de Saint Germain des Près, Paris

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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

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