Christa Patton has served as baroque harpist most recently with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, ARTEK, the New York City Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s Ulisse at Lincoln Center and The Wolf Trap Opera Company’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea in Washington DC. As a multi-instrumentalist Christa has performed in the US, Europe and Japan with New York’s Ensemble for Early Music since 1993 and has recorded Istampitta on the Lyrichord label. She has been a regular guest with Piffaro and appears on their latest compact disc, Trionfo d’Amore e della Morte, on Dorian Records. Ms. Patton has also performed and recorded with Ex Umbris and can be heard on their compact disk entitled Chacona. In Milan, Italy Christa has performed with with the Laboratorio permanente sulla Musica vocale del XVII secolo at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, the Barbarini Palace in Rome and at the Tempio dell’Incoronata in Lodi under the direction of Roberto Gini. A recipient of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship, Christa studied the Italian baroque harp at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan with historical harp specialist Mara Galassi.