Masako Art- Harpist - Harfenistin

Masako Art - Harpist

• Masako Art (Fujimura), began playing the harp after 15 years of piano. She studied historical harps with Crawford Young and Heidrun Rosenzweig at Schola Cantorum in Basel and with Mara Galassi in Milan, acquiring Diplomas in 2004/2009 respectively.
• Masako has taken part in opera productions with René Jacobs, Peter Tilling, Andrea Marcon, Christina Pluhar, Hidemi Suzuki, Konrad Junghänel, Diego Fasolis and Jean-Claude Malgoire. She has performed with baroque orchestras such as Concerto Vocale, Akademie der alten Musik Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, L'arpeggiata, La Cetra, Grand Ecurie et la Chambre du Roi, L'arpa Festante, I Barocchisti, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, La Nuova Musica, Lautten Compagney, as well as in diverse chamber ensembles. She participated in CD/DVD productions as well as radio/TV recordings by DRS, ORF, 3SAT, RSI, arte and FranceMusique.
• In 2014 she took part in the world premiere of the contemporary opera "Das geopferte Leben" by Hector Parra at Münchner Biennale with Freiburger Barockorchester and Ensemble Recherche.
• Her repertoire includes essential harp-obligato literature such as Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo", Händel's "Concerto for Harp HWV294 in B-major", "Julius Caesar", "Saul" and "Esther", and Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice", Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, right up to the Romantic period, and the works of many Italian (Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Mayone, Trabaci, Stradella, d'India, Carissimi, Caccini, etc), German (Froberger, Schütz, Schein, Telemann etc), and English (Purcell, Dowland, Lawes, John Parry, Händel etc) composers in solo/chamber music settings, as well as orchestra and salon repertoire of the classical and romantic period.
• She has been currently working intensively on works by Joseph Haydn and arrangements of his works from Haydn's time. She has recorded them with The Poker Club Band and the CD "Tullochgorum - Haydn Scottish Songs" (released in 2020, BIS2471) has received enthusiastic reviews and has been played in many radio programmes.
• She is also an experienced player of 14th-early 16th century music, from Trecento to Frottola, Machaut to Agricola, and its contemporary solo keyboard settings as well as making her own intabulations. She has performed with Ferrara Ensemble, Ensemble Leones and Micrologus.
• Between 2008 and 2013 she taught historical harp in Musikhochschule Luzern.

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• Baroque
     Voglio di vita uscir (Monteverdi)
     Torna il sereno Zefiro (S. d'India)
     Lamentation (J. J. Froberger)
     Lasciatemi chi solo (F. Caccini)
• Classical
     Deh pracatevi con me (Track 12)
     (C.W. Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice,
     Philippe Jaroussky/I Barocchisti)
     Sonata K.304 in e-minor (W.A. Mozart, with Edin Karamazov)
• Haydn Scottish Songs
(with The Poker Club Band)   
     Poortith Cauld
     L'Ours (harp solo)
• 15th century
     Corpus Feminin
     (Solage, with Crawford Young)
     Digas Tu 
     (anon., intabulation M. Art)
     Gentil Madona
     (Bedyngham, intabulation M. Art)

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