Annelene Lenaertz

Winner of the Munich International Competition

Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic

Grand Prix at the Lily Laskine International Harp Competition


Anneleen Lenaerts Harp
Photo: Marco Borggreve[/caption]



Belgian harpist Annelene Lenaerts is one of the harp's preeminent soloists and since October 2010 has been principal virtuoso of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Between 1997 and 2010, he won at least 23 international competitions, including the Grand Prix at the Lily Ruskine International Harp Competition, and the Audience Prize at the Munich International Harp Competition.

As a soloist, she has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the Belgian National Orchestra.

Wigmore Hall (London), Carnegie Hall (New York), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Salzburg Festival Grand Theater, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Rockenhaus Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and many other events. her events recived a lot of attention from record labels, she's been recorded on BBC Radio 3, Radio France's France Musique, and Deutschland Radio just to name a few.

The latest CD "Harp Concertos" comes out from Warner Classics with 20th century harp concertos by composers Joaquín Rodrigo, Reingolito Glière and Josef Jongen (Brussels Philharmonic, Michel Tabashnik).

In 2004, she received a scholarship from the Flemish government as a talented young musician. In 2008, he won the Lunssens and van Straelen Prize for outstanding performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. In 2010, he won the Fondation Groupe Banque Populaire.

she started playing the harp with Lieve Robbroeckx, and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Conservatoire in Paris, and received a master's degree in 2008. Completed the Cours de perfectionnement under Isabelle Perrin at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. In addition to the harp, she also studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.

she also works as a duo with clarinetist Dionysis Gramenos. and In 2008, she released her first solo CD "Egan records", including a CD with oboist Karel Skoofs. In the spring of 2011, she released a new solo album from Aliud Records. Contains arrangements of works by Chopin and Liszt. The romantic and lyrical nature of these works seems to have been expected to be played on the harp, while the virtuoso aspect is also well represented in her artistry and articulation.

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