SOFIA ASUNCION CLARO harpist

With her audacious grasp of the strings, Sofia Claro is an extraordinarily talented harpist. -Berlingske Tidende

Hindemith's Sonata is an important work in the literature for harp, and it was performed to perfection! -Fyns Stifstidende, on Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Harp

Four compositions for solo harp demonstrated S. A. Claro's outstanding abilities. In M. Flothuis' attractive piece "Dance Elegique" she displayed beautiful sonorities, her rich tonal palette graduating the sounds in a most convincing way. Remarkably impressive effects were achieved through rhythms and melismas in Salzedo's "Chanson dans la Nuit" while she interpreted Eric Schmidt's virtuoso "Etude No. 6" in a most captivating manner. -El Mercurio

Sofia Claro is gifted with a true feeling for sound and a formidable sense of rhymth-and great musical zest, making the harp sparkle at her touch with a variety of colours unusual for this instrument! -Land og Folk, on Händel's Harp Concerto

The execution of the solo part [of Becerra's Harp Concert] was impeccable and awe-inspiring in the hands of Sofía Asunción Claro. Rarely have I witnessed the harp performed with such a degree of technical confidence and lyrical excellence, while at the same time taking on the aspirations of the score. Overall, the extreme difficulties that the concierto poses - especially in rhythm and coordination with the orchestra - were resolved in the most impeccable manner. In terms of the accompaniment, due honour must go to Madrid Symphony Orchestra and the conductor José Luis Pérez for their careful rendition. In essence, the world premier performance of this Concierto for Harp and Orchestra was a resounding success, which the large audience warmly appreciated with prolonged applauses for the composer, the composition, and the performers. -Revista Musical Chilena