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Charlotte Balzereit
Anneleen Lenaerts

Anneleen Lenaerts


Membership in the Vienna State Opera Orchestra: 2011
Membership in the Association of the Vienna Philharmonic: 2014

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

From an early age Anneleen started winning an impressive amount of prizes, 23 prizes between 1997 and 2009, at international harp competitions in Belgium, France, Austria, Hungary, Spain, the USA and Germany, 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 the Bavarian Radio, the Mozarteum 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 in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels, and in festivals such as Rheingau Festival, Lockenhaus, Moritzburg and Aspen Music Festival. Solo appearances have been recorded by various stations including BBC 3, Radio France Musique and Deutschlandfunk.

Her latest recording with harp concertos by Joaquín Rodrigo, Reinhold Glière and Joseph Jongen with the Brussels Philharmonic was released on Warner Classics in 2014. In 2016 Anneleen signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics and released her latest album with clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos.

Anneleen studied at the Conservatories of Brussels and Paris. Besides harp Anneleen studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue at the Brussels Conservatory. Her first solo CD for Egan records was released in 2008. In April 2011 a new solo album was released on Aliud Records. It comprises twelve transcriptions of some of the most popular piano pieces by Chopin and Liszt.

Anneleen teaches at the University of Maastricht (NL) and the Aspen Music Festival (USA). 


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