Music | Italy

It’s fair to say that Floraleda Sacchi lives and breathes the harp—performing classical and contemporary music, including her own compositions, on the historical single and double-action pedal harps, the electro, and the Celtic harp. Sacchi has performed at Carnegie Hall, Gewandhaus and the Auditorium della Conciliazione, and has recorded more than 20 albums, including an LP reimagining the minimalist logic of Philip Glass. For her performance at Castlemaine State Festival, Sacchi will present pieces by Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, Phillip Glass and more, including her own original compositions. Her willingness to experiment may well leave the audience thinking, ‘I didn’t know the harp could do that’.

‘The best harp playing ever heard.’ —AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE