Michael Maganuco is a freelance solo and orchestral harpist and teacher based in Chicago, Illinois. He has also arranged extensively for the harp. Commissioned by Ann Hobson Pilot, principal harpist emeritus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Maganuco arranged a collection of Astor Piazzolla’s music for violin and harp, which Pilot recorded with violinist, Lucia Lin, for an all-Piazzolla album, Escualo, released in 2015 by Harmonia Mundi. Maganuco is also an award-winning composer, best known for his original solo harp composition, Awakening Stillnesses, grand prize recipient of the Composition Contest for the 8th USA International Harp Competition. The piece was recorded by French harpist, Agnès Clément, on her debut solo album, Dance, released in 2012 by Lyon & Healy Records. Maganuco graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with Bachelor’s degrees in harp performance and composition, and earned his Master’s degree in harp performance from Northwestern University.
Learn more at www.MichaelMaganuco.com.