Biography

An internationally recognized soloist, Anaïs Gaudemard quickly stood out in the musical world among the best current harpists.

Anais has recently recorded her first CD with orchestra devoted to Concertos for harp by Debussy, Ginastera and Boieldieu with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie. This disc is offered by the Foundation Pro Scientia and Arte, which awarded her its « Thierry Scherz Prize » at the Festival des Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad in March. It will be distributed from November 4, 2016 on the Clavès Records label.

Born in 1991, Anaïs Gaudemard studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon and is unanimously awarded with the congratulations of the jury in 2013, then she continued her studies at the Haute École de Musique in Lausanne where she obtained the Master of Arts specialized « Soloist » and the First Prize D.Jost in 2015.

In 2012, she wins the First Prize at the prestigious International Harp Contest in Israel, and the special award for the best interpretation of The Crown of Ariadne by Murray Schafer. Since then, Anaïs Gaudemard has the privilege to collaborate with orchestras such as the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie ; under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Leonard Slatkin, Kazushi Ono, Nir Kabaretti, Emmanuel Krivine.

She performs as soloist and gives master classes in China, Canada, Israel, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, USA, …

Concerned to share her instrument and to undo the prejudices which accompany the harp, she defends an extremely varied repertoire and her control of the contemporary music bring her to work with composers such as Philippe Hersant and Tristan Murail. Since 2014, she is laureate of the Fondation d’Entreprise Banque Populaire which grants her an award to pursue this commitment in creation and the command of works for the harp.

Her first CD for solo harp entitled “Dreams” is forthcoming on the Egan Records label.

Anaïs plays on a Style 23 Gold Concert Grand harp, offered by the harp maker Lyon and Healy, Chicago.

November 2015

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