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Chopin & Liszt  (Harp)

Chopin & Liszt (Harp)

Anneleen Lenaerts

Label: Aliud
Format: SACD hybrid
Barcode: 8717775550655
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Catalog number: ACDBB 562
Releasedate: 16-06-11
Franz Liszt: Un Sospiro, Waldesrauschen, Caprice-Valse, no. 2, Romance, Le Rossignol, Liebestraum
Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise, opus 26 no. 1, Nocturne, opus 9 no. 1, Fantaisie-Impromptu, Nocturne, opus 48 no. 1, Aeolian Harp, étude opus 25 no 1, Minute Waltz, opus 64 no 1

Chopin & Liszt are both hailed as composers who belong, above all, to the piano. Liszt is perhaps the greatest technician the instrument has ever known, and Rubinstein described Chopin as the “soul of the piano”. Why, then, play these composers on the harp? The harmony she produces touches everyone directly…the music is hers as if she were speaking. Everything appears effortless: whether in most virtuoso transitions or moments of the greatest delicacy, she takes the time to make every note speak…

Still aged only 23, the Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is making a name for herself as one of the finest young harpists of today. Her extraordinary talent made her perform all over Europe to great acclaim. Her harp playing is known for its colourful and warm sound, perfect timing and deep musical expression.

In December 2010 Anneleen was appointed Principal Harp of the Vienna Philharmonic.
The harmony that she produces touches everyone directly..., the music is hers like if she is talking. She doesn’t stress, as in the most virtuoso transitions as in the most delicate traits, she takes the time to make every note speak...

Still aged only 23, Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is making a name for herself as a young soloist of great talent. From an early age she started winning an impressive amount of prizes at international harp competitions. Her extraordinary talent made her perform all over Europe to great acclaim. Anneleen's harp playing is known for the colorful and warm sound, perfect timing and deep musical expression.

In December 2010 Anneleen was appointed Solo Harpist at the Vienna Philharmonic.
Anneleen started playing the harp at the age of 9 with Lieve Robbroeckx and worked with her continuously for nine years. Anneleen has participated in master classes with distinguished harpists such as Susann McDonald, Suzanna Mildonian, Isabelle Moretti, Marielle Nordmann, Isabelle Perrin, Erika Waardenburg and David Watkins. After studying with Isabelle Perrin in Paris and Jana Bouskova at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, she obtained in 2008 the Master Degree for harp with the highest distinction. To complete she added the 'Cours de perfectionnement' at the 'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris'. Anneleen also studied Harmony at the Brussels Conservatory with Ann Kuppens and Counter Point with Kristin De Smedt, with whom she currently works on Fugue. During 2008-2009 she was assistant harp at the Brussels Conservatory.