Luisa Prandina earned her diploma, with top marks, at the Milan Civic School of Music when she was not yet sixteen. At the age of ten she had already been awarded first prize at the ‘Bellini’ national competition in Como, for young instrumentalists, and went on to win various other Italian and international prizes.
Since 1986 she has worked as first harpist with the European Community Youth Orchestra (ECYO), with Frankfurt Radio, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. She was 23 when she started playing at La Scala Theater, as the winner of an international competition for the post of first harpist.
In her intense concert career she has performed in chamber music groups, with renowned musicians such as Yuri Bashmet and Dora Schwarzberg, and as a soloist with famous orchestras like the Filarmonica della Scala, Solisti Veneti, Virtuosi di Mosca, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Her talent has taken her into many familiar halls – La Scala Theater and the Sala Verdi at the Milan Conservatory, the Berlin Philharmonie, and the Wiesbaden Kurhaus, to name a few.