Gianetta is excited about her upcoming performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra of Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich’s Concerto for 2 harps and orchestra – The Passion of Angels. Full information and tickets available through Edmonton Winspear .
Here is her bio from the programme:
Award-winning harpist Gianetta Baril has had a notable and wide-ranging career since beginning her musical life in Edmonton. Studies originally took her to Toronto and then to France to work with the Master Pierre Jamet. In 1985, Gianetta moved to Germany where she lived for 16 years, concertizing throughout Europe. During this time, Gianetta recorded two harp concertos with the Edmonton Symphony. The recording won the 1989 Juno Award for the Best recording of a Canadian work for the concerto by Oskar Morawetz and earned praise from the French magazine Repertoire des disques Compactes. Her performance of that same work in Prague stands out as a highlight in a career filled with memorable moments. In April, 2016, she was honoured to present the opening recital of the First São Paulo HarpFest in Brazil, introducing the audience to the full sound palette of the harp in traditional and contemporary Canadian harp repertoire.
Gianetta Baril also has a passion for mentorship, carrying on the legacy of her studies with the great Judy Loman. She has active teaching studios at MRU Conservatory and the University of Calgary and is co-founder of the Canadian International Summer Harp Institute. In 2015, Gianetta gave masterclasses in Brazil and established two harp programs for social projects in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. She now returns to Brazil each Spring to maintain her volunteer commitments and create life-changing opportunities for underprivileged children through music. For more information on her ongoing fundraiser “Harping for Harps”, please visit her website: www.forloveofharp.com.
Ms. Baril last appeared with the ESO in May 1986.