Praxedis Hug-Rütti

Harp

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Sensitive playing, sonorous drama and poetic lyricism – these are some of the ways in which her impressive performances on the harp have been described. The graceful way in which she plucks the strings of her instrument is unique. She was five when she received her first piano lessons. She studied the piano with Cécile Hux and the harp with Emmy Hürlimann, the solo harpist with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. After completing a master’s degree at the Zurich Conservatory, she continued her studies in England. Having previously performed as a pianist, she has more recently been active as an international harpist, performing both as a soloist and with various distinguished ensembles. Her work as a concert soloist has taken her all over the world. Notable appearances have included concerts with the Lucerne Festival Strings at the international Lucerne Festival and, later, appearances at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Esterházy Festival in Eisenstadt and the Schladming Summer Festival. Praxedis Hug-Rütti plays on a harp made by the firm of Horngacher.

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