Clara Gatti Comini

Clara Gatti Comini is an Italian harpist, currently carrying out a doctoral research in harp at the London College of Music, as a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with Distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, where she studied as a scholar under the guidance of Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly. In 2016 she obtained a Harp Diploma at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris. Prior to this, she studied at the Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona. In 2017, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Development from King’s College London.

In 2023 Clara was selected to be a member harpist of the European Union Youth Orchestra, performing in Amsterdam Congertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Grafenegg Wolkenturm, Wiesbaden Kurhaus, Bolzano Teatro Comunale, under the baton of Antonio Pappano and Manfred Honeck and with the soloists Julia Fischer, Martin James Bartlett and Benjamin Grosvenor. Since 2019, she is a member of Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, performing at St. John’s Smith Square and Cadogan Hall. Clara is a winner of the UK Harp Association Emerging Artist 2024, the John Marson Harp Prize for Outstanding Musicianship 2020, the Cherubim Music Trust Harp Prize 2020, and holds third prize at the London Camac Harp Competition 2020.

As a harp teacher, Clara’s students have won multiple prizes at harp competitions, including first prize at the London Camac Harp Competition, London Young Musician, Glowing Harp Competition in Ukraine, International Fringe Association in Hong Kong, and have been accepted to the National Children’s Orchestra in the UK. She teaches harp at Colfe’s School and privately. Clara performs on a Lyon and Healy Style 100, generously donated by the Cherubim Music Trust.

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