Xavier de Maistre and the harp film on Arte Concert
“The soul of the harp, it is the performer who gives it. The way of making the strings vibrate is something very personal.”
Considered to be one of the best harpists of his generation, Xavier de Maistre, has made his instrument shine for a quarter of a century both within large ensembles as a soloist or in smaller groups, like the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with which he performs, as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Concertino op.34 by Briton Elias Parish Alvars.
Nourished by his confidences on his work and his passions (for rowing and teaching in particular), this elegant portrait documentary from Arte concert also takes us to Piasco, in Piedmont, for a visit of the Victor Salvi Harp Museum and in the workshop of Marco Salvi, the leading manufacturer of harps in Europe.