Marie-Pierre Langlamet


Even more “impressive” than her powerful playing are “the quiet passages when Marie-Pierre Langlamet elicits a song from her 47 strings that is so atmospheric, and has such subtle dynamic shadings that you would never expect from this plucked string instrument”, according to [Der Tagesspiegel]. Since 1993, the musician has played as principal harp in the ranks of the Berliner Philharmoniker, frequently taking her place in front of the orchestra as a soloist.

Marie-Pierre Langlamet was born in Grenoble in 1967, studied at the conservatory in Nice and participated in master classes held by Jacqueline Borot and Lily Laskine. After early competition successes, including at the “Louise Charpentier” competition in Paris – she won 1st prize – Marie-Pierre Langlamet took up her first position as principal harp with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Nice at the age of 17. After further studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she became assistant principal harp with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York in 1988. In 1992 Marie-Pierre Langlamet won 1st prize at the International Harp Competition in Israel, one of the most important competitions in her field worldwide. One year later, she became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker. She also performs internationally as a soloist with renowned chamber music ensembles and orchestras and gives numerous solo recitals. The musician, who has been awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, teaches at the Karajan Academy and at Berlin University of the Arts.

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