Letizia Belmondo




Born in Turin in 1981, Letizia Belmondo began to study the harp at the age of eight at the Suzuki Talent Center in Turin. She continued her studies with Gabriella Bosio at the «G. Verdi» Conservatoire in Turin and in 1998 obtained her diploma for the harp, then pursued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon under the supervision of Fabrice Pierre and with Nancy Allen at The Julliard School in New York. She participated in numerous masterclasses and studied with Judith Liber. Her musical training is also enriched from having studied the cello.  


In February 2001, at just nineteen years of age, Letizia Belmondo won first prize at the prestigious International Harp Contest in Israël, as well as the Esther Herlitz prize awarded for the best performance of a contemporary piece. She also won numerous competitions and prizes, some of which include the International Harp Competition in Lausanne and the Third Grand Prix at the Lily Laskine Competition. Since then, Letizia Belmondo has gained much success and recognition in Europe and in the United States, she appears as a soloist and works with renowned orchestras, amongst others, under the baton of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Bertrand de Billy and Claudio Abbado. From 2005 to 2012, she was solo harpist at the Opéra Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and since 2008, works with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. 


Letizia Belmondo is regularly invited to give masterclasses in Europe and in the United States. She is a member of the jury for many international and prestigious harp competitions, notably the International Harp Contest in Israël and the Lily Laskine Competition in Paris. 


Her discography is represented by Deutsche Grammophon, Egan Records and by the label Tactus. Since 2011, Letizia Belmondo is Professor of Harp at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne.

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Concert dates

Sion Academy Masterclass

22.07.2024 -> 27.07.2024 : Summer Academy Professors