Britt Arend

Britt Arend
28th June 2020 MPO Marketing

Britt Arend


Belgian-Danish harpist Britt Arend studied with Susanna Mildonian at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, obtaining her Master’s degree in 2001. 

She furthered her musical education with Maria Graf at the Hochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin, then at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where she was awarded in 2006 the Diploma di Perfezionamento. 

In addition, she attended summer courses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, at the Festival des Arcs and Festival of Gargilesse, as well as masterclasses with Isabelle Moretti, Susann MacDonald, Marie-Claire Jamet and Germaine Lorenzini. 

Britt won the first prize of the Berlingske Tidende National Music Contest in Copenhagen in 1995, and obtained the Dronning Ingrids Romeske Fond’s scholarship   to stay in 2004 at the Danish Institute in Rome. 

Before being appointed Principal Harp of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008, Britt has appeared with other european orchestras, including: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Dresdner Sinfoniker, Radio-Sinfonie Orchester Frankfurt, Philharmonische Orchester Kiel, RTE Concert Orchestra Dublin, Opera Royal de Wallonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège… 

She has performed as a soloist with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. 

Britt has also performed extensively in Malta and Europe as a chamber musician, and has recorded three CDs: Harmonie in 2021 with the moldavian soprano Tatiana Lisnic; Cantilena in 2019 with the maltese soprano Gillian Zammit and cellist Frank Camilleri, and Aprile in 2015 with Gillian Zammit and mezzo soprano Clare Ghigo.