Anneleen Lenaerts
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Bree, Belgien
Conservatory Brüssel
Conservatory Paris
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Isabelle Perrin („Cours de Perfectionnement“)
since 2010: Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic
Prizes (selected)
2005: 1.Prize and winner of the Audience Prize at the Grand Prix International Lily Laskine
2009: 3. Prize and winner of the Audience Prize at the ARD Competition Munich
Egan Records, Aliud, Klara
Short Biography
Still aged only 29, Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is making a name for herself as one of the leading soloists of her instrument. In December 2010 Anneleen was appointed Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Anneleen won an impressive amount of prizes at international harp competitions. Between 1997 and 2010 she gained not less then 23 highly important prizes of which the “Grand Prix International Lily Laskine”, one of the most prestigious harp competitions in the world, and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich are particularly outstanding. At the latter, she was both a prizewinner and winner of the Audience Prize.
As a soloist Anneleen has performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, 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 in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels and in festivals such as Rheingau Festival, Lockenhaus and Aspen Music Festival. Solo appearances have been recorded by various stations including BBC 3, Radio France Musique and Deutschlandfunk.
Anneleen's latest recording for Warner Classics includes three of the most important harp concertos from the 20th century by Joaquín Rodrigo, Reinhold Glière and Joseph Jongen. She is accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic and conductor Michel Tabachnik.

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