Cecilia Chailly

 (born in Milan, Italy) harpist and composer. At nineteen she was the first harp at the Scala Theatre in Milan (Italy) and began an intense concert activity, working with the "Neoromantici" group, with important chamber ensembles and with John Cage. She is the pioneer of the electric harp and has worked with Mina, Ludovico Einaudi, Fabrizio De André, Andrea Bocelli, Giorgio Conte, Lucio Dalla, Planet Funk ed Hector Zazou. In 1998 she wrote the novel "Era dell'amore" (published by Bompiani) which won the Procida Elsa Morante Opera prima award in 1999. Some of her songs have become the soundtrack of the movies "Non ho sonno" by Dario Argento and "Mai più come prima" by Giacomo Campiotti. In 2003 she was invited to the Montreux Jazz Festival, performed in Vatican for the Pope and in 2004 she performed at the Palafenice for the Carnival of Venice. Some of her songs become the soundtrack for the children's show "Felictà do una stella" at the "Festival Internazionale dell'Infanzia" in Mantova (Italy) in 2007.
Recordings: Anima, 1997, with which she won the De Sica Award '97; AMA, 2002, Sony Columbia, for which she was producer, author of the music, text, arrangements and orchestrations; Alone, 2007, EMI Classics.