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RESIDENCE OF THE BELGIAN AMBASSADOR- ANNELENE LENAERTS, HARP

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/23/2020
7:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Location
Residence of the Belgian Ambassador


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RESIDENCE OF THE BELGIAN AMBASSADOR
2300 FOXHALL ROAD, NW

ANNELEEN LENAERTS, HARP

Monday, March 23, 2020 7:30pm

Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is one of the leading soloists of her instrument. In December 2010 she was appointed Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic.

From an early age Anneleen started winning an impressive amount of prizes at international harp competitions: 23 prizes between 1997 and 2009.

The “Grand Prix International Lily Laskine, where she won the first prize in 2005 and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, where she was both a prizewinner and winner of the Audience Prize, are particularly outstanding.

As a soloist Anneleen has performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, the Mozarteum Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Belgium amongst others.

Anneleen Lenaerts has made her solo debut at venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall New York, Berliner Philharmonie, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels and in festivals such as Rheingau Festival, Dresden Musikfestspiele, Lockenhaus festival, Moritzburg festival and Aspen Music Festival. Solo appearances have been recorded by various stations including BBC 3, Radio France Musique and Deutschlandfunk.

After the success of recording 3 Harp Concertos (by Glière, Rodrigo and Jongen) with the Brussels Philharmonic for Warner Classics and a CD with works by Schumann & Schubert with clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos, Anneleen signed an exclusive recording artist contract with Warner Classics in 2016.

2019 saw the release of a new recording with works by Nino Rota with the Brussels Philharmonic, Adrien Perruchon and Emmanuel Pahud and won an Opus Klassik, after being nominated in 4 different categories.

Her previous solo album on Aliud Records comprises twelve transcriptions of some of the most popular piano pieces by Chopin and Liszt.

Besides harp Anneleen studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue at the Brussels Conservatory.  Anneleen teaches at the University of Maastricht (NL) and is a Faculty Member of the Aspen Music Festival (USA). Buffet Reception/wine/parking in Embassy Compound. $225 (limited space)