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Helena Ricci

Part of Lunchtime Concerts

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Helena Ricci is an award-winning Swiss trailblazing harpist based in London. Known for her mesmerising concerts and ground-breaking communication with the audience, Helena is equally praised for ‘her own creative world, innovative and multifaceted musical language’ (Sioned Williams, Principal Harpist, BBC Symphony Orchestra (1990-2018).

She is an ambassador for the harp as a solo instrument, pioneering new transcriptions and innovative programming. An alumna of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Helena is a current City Music Foundation Artist and Stoller Hall Emerging Artist, a recent past Hattori Foundation Senior Awardee. Solo work and appearances include the Royal Opera House, being the soloist in Ravel’s Introduction & Allegro at the Wigmore Hall, appearing solo in a London Symphony Orchestra Productions live-streamed concert and playing for His Majesty The King.


Glass* Opening
Tárrega* Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Hasselmans Follets
J S Bach, arr Siloti* Prelude BWV 855a
J S Bach, arr Marcello* Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974, Adagio
Satie* Gnossienne No 1
Kats-Chernin Unsent Love Letters
Richter* Lamentation for a Lost Life
Liszt* Consolation No 3
Glass* Metamorphosis Two

(All marked with * are arranged by Helena Ricci)