Gianetta Baril is an internationally-renowned concert artist and recitalist in both the classical and contemporary repertoire. She has taken part in numerous concert series and festivals in Canada and tours in Europe have taken her to Paris, Prague, Nürnberg, Krakow and London. In the spring of 2016, Gianetta was honoured to give the opening recital of the First São Paulo Harp Fest in Brazil performing major harp repertoire which included R. Murray Schafer’s Crown of Ariadne.
Miss Baril performed the Canadian premiere of Alberto Ginastera’s virtuosic Concerto for Harp and later recorded the work for the CBC’s prestigious SM5000 series. The recording also included her performance of the Concerto for Harp and Orchestra by Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz and received a 1989 Juno Award upon its release.
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
Miss Baril’s recitals have been warmly received by audiences and critics alike.
Her musicianship, the beauty of the music and her spontaneous chats with the audience create a special intimacy with the listener.
With her wide range of repertoire, Miss Baril offers beautiful, exciting and varied programmes, either as a soloist or as part of a chamber ensemble, specifically chosen for any concert situation. She performs regularly as a member of the Looking Glass Duo with flutist, Lucie Jones and other programmes have included:
“Heavenly Metal” for Harp and Brass Quintet, “Faerie Fantasy” for Harp and String Quartet, “Labyrinth” for two harps and “Wayfaring” which included repertoire with Tenor saxophone, flute, harp duo, and solo Tenor voice.
Concert & Recital Performances
Camara de Brumadinho
This is a free concert offered for the people of Brumadinho in response to the terrible tragedy that claimed over 200 lives there in January 2019. Performers also include harpist Romero Caixeta and music therapy harpist Claudia Miranda, Geyse Helena and Juliana Sardinha
Scarboro United Church
Ceremony of Carols with the Savridi Singers
Age restrictions: All Ages.
First Church of the Nazarene
Britten Ceremony of Carols with the Calgary Boys Choir
Christ Church Anglican
presented by Spiritus Chamber Choir
Admission: $25/$20. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information
Nighttime has inspired some of the greatest works of art. As the days get shorter, let’s celebrate with a paean to the dark: masterworks by Wagner, Dvorak, Verdi, and more. The evening features ESO Principal Harp Nora Bumanis teaming up with Juno Award-winning harpist Gianetta Baril in Marjan Mozetich’s celestial double harp concerto.
Faerie Fantasy with Lily String Quartet
Harping for Harps Recital
Address: 3303 Capitol Hill Cres NW. Venue phone: +1 (403) 284-2276.
Imaginary Garden II New Music Marathon with Jeremy Brown – Soprano Saxophone
Address: 1215 10th Ave SE. Venue phone: +1 (403) 233-0904.
Ceremony of Carols with Calgary Girls Choir
Address: 506 4 St SW. Venue phone: +1 (403) 269-8382.
Songs Without Words