Martine Geliot was born to a family of harpists and studied with Pierre Jamet at the Paris Conservatory, where she won first prize. Martine Geliot was First Prize Winner at the Third International harp Contest in Israel in 1965.
Since then she appeared throughout the world as recitalist and soloist with many orchestras.
Many works were written for her and dedicated to her. Since 1978 she was principal harpist of the Orchestre National de France and a sought after guest artist.
She taught at the Paris Conservatory. She served at the Ninth International Harp Contest in Israel (1985).