Gabriella Dall’Olio, Head of Harp Studies at Trinity Laban, has recently performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle in two concert presentations of Berlioz’s epic Damnation of Faust.
Gabriella says: “The orchestra and singers are totally amazing and Simon is a much loved conductor. He’s always considerate to all the players and keen on building a personal rapport with everyone. He always seems to have time for everyone.”
Italian born Gabriella has had a long standing international and high profile career performing and teaching the harp. She has performed under the baton of such leading conductors as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Valery Gergiev and Antonio Pappano, and with outstanding orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
To hear about Gabriella’s experience with the Berlin Philharmonic and her advice to aspiring orchestral musicians, visit the Trinity Laban blog.