Giulianelli Consuelo

She was born in Rapallo, Italy, and now lives in Basel, Switzerland, with the guitarist Maurizio Grandinetti and the little Emilio and Giulia.
She studied with Mirella Vita and graduated cum laude in 1987 from the Music Conservatory of Verone. She also studied with Ursula Holliger at the Musik-Akademie in Basel, graduating cum laude in 1993. She has taken part in masterclasses given by Marielle Nordmann and Pierre Jamet.
Consuelo has performed at several major European Festivals, including the World New Music Days, Autumn Festival Budapest, Music Festival Lucerne, Music Festival Schwaz, World Harp Congress Geneva, Music Festival Davos, and has given concerts in the USA and in Turkey.
She has also appeared with the Basel Radio Symphony Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Switzerland, i Solisti di Brescia, Italy, Orchesterverein Bregenz, Austria, and others.
Consuelo was Principal Harpist of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and has played with, amongst others, the Philharmonic Theater Orchestra of Verone, with the „Orchestre de jeunes des Pays Européens“ under the conductorship of such musicians as Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez and Peter Lukas Graf.
She has given first performances of works by Vinko Globokar, Jürg Wyttenbach, Bart Vanhecke, Rudolf Kelterborn, Roland Moser, Filippo Del Corno, Claudio Cavadini and others.
Consuelo is a member of the Ensemble Phoenix Basel, which was awarded the „Pro Europa“ Prize 2003 for contemporary music. From 1994 to 2001 she was a member of the Musik Forum Zug, which received the ‘Prix Marguerite de Redings 1998”. She has also collaborated with several other ensembles, such as the Ensemble Recherche Freiburg, the Collegium Novum Zürich and the Accademia Bizantina of Ravenna.
From 1997, alongside her harp activities, Consuelo has been singing and performing to her own harp accompaniment.
Since 2002, she has been harp professor at the Music Conservatory of Feldkirch, Austria, and teaches harp at the Music School of Liestal (Basel), Switzerland.