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
"…Anneleen Lenaerts displayed dynamic finesse, nuance in articulation and jaw-dropping skill…”  (Aspen Times)

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, 17 prizes between 1997 and 2009, at international harp competitions 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 Chamber 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, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels and in festivals such as Rheingau Festival, Lockenhaus festival, Moritzburg festival and Aspen Music Festival. Solo appearances have been recorded by various stations including BBC 3, Radio France Musique and Deutschlandfunk.
2016 will see the release of her new album with clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos, followed by performances at venues such as Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Vienna State Opera and others.
Anneleen teaches at the University of Maastricht (NL) and the Aspen Music Festival (USA).

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