18st Contest 2012 – Anaïs Gaudemard, France

An internationally recognized soloist, Anaïs Gaudemard quickly stood out in the
musical world among the best current harpists.
She won the First Prize at the prestigious International Harp Contest in Israel in
2012, and the special award for the best interpretation of The Crown of Ariadne by
Murray Schafer. Since then, Anaïs Gaudemard has the privilege to collaborate with
orchestras such as the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Israel, the Orchestre de Chambre de
Lausanne, the Orchestre National de Lyon; under the direction of Claudio Abbado,
Leonard Slatkin, Kazushi Ono, Nir Kabaretti.
She is invited to perform recitals and masterclass in China, Canada, Israel, Italy,
Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, the United States,
Concerned to share her instrument and to undo the prejudices which accompany the
harp, she defends an extremely varied repertoire and her control of the contemporary
music bring her to work with composers such as Philippe Hersant and Tristan Murail.
‘Laureate of the Fondation d’Entreprise Banque Populaire’ since 2014, this grant
allows her to pursue this commitment in the creation and the command of works for
the harp