Harpists Kateřina Ghannudi studied harp with Jana Střížková and singing with Lenka Pištěcká in Prague and with Gloria Banditelli in Terni, Italy. With the desire to revive the tradition of folk harpism in Bohemia, she began playing in 2001 on a replica of the Nechanice harp from the 19th century. and at the same time older and contemporary music on gothic and celtic harp. So far, she has completed her harp studies with a bachelor’s degree in Playing the Three-Row Baroque Harp under Loredana Gintoli in Verona. In addition to performing solo at home and abroad, she collaborates as a harpist and singer with the ensembles In Cordis Ensemble, Quintana (duo with Italian lutenist Ilaria Fantin), Laus Veris, as a bassa continuo player with La Folia Barockorchester, Collegium 1704, Cappella Mariana & Czech Ensemble Baroque.
Her efforts to learn about other cultures (Mgr. In the field of culturology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague) have in the past also led her to collaborate with some worldmusic ensembles. Kateřina has performed at prestigious international festivals – Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Bijloke Gent, Wratislavia Cantans, Hudební most Praha – Dresden, FEMAS Sevilla, Festival Radovljica, Fora do lugar (Portugal), Al Bustan Festival (Lebanon), Teatro Nacional di San José (Costa Rica ) … She most recently performed with a baroque harp on the album Siciliane with tenor Pino de Vittorio, on a complete recording of the lamentations of the composer Alessandro della Ciaia – Lamentationi, Venice 1650 (Roberta Invernizzi & Lab’600), on the CD Queens: Händel Opera Arias soprano Roberta Invernizzi & Accademia Hermans) and the album Cleopatra Baroque Arias (Regula Mühlemann & La Folia Barockorchester). The second album of her duo Quintana was released in 2017 – “I canti dell’altalena”. She has participated in recordings for Czech Radio, Proglas, Rai3, Radio Vaticana and for Glossa Music, Sony classical, Supraphon and Arta. He is also engaged in pedagogical activities and organizes seminars on playing historical harps.