Isabelle MARIE . French, english, german.
Isabelle is born in Paris.
She received first prizes for harp in 1981 in the class of Jacqueline Borot and for chamber music in 1982 in the class of Maurice Bourgue in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She then realised a career as concert artist and teacher in France and Switzerland. She was the first harp during 8 years at the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and played with the Tonhalle Orchestra from Zürich in Switzerland, she joined the harp quartet “Harpège” also Michel Corboz’s, Ensemble and “Contrechamps” in Genève.
She met Catherine Michel, followed her teaching and get the state pedagogy diploma (DE) in Paris in 2003 . She now teaches at the Conservatoire Municipal Paris 5ème and Paris 16ème and writes some harps quartett arrangements who are edited ( Durand, Leduc, Harposphère) and a Methode for harp published in 2017 (La Fabrik'a notes ). She also performs with numerous ensembles and orchestras and recorded three CDs with Laurent Hacquard (oboe), Jocelyne Lucas (sopranist) Art et Voix and Quatuor “Harpège”.
She was President of the Focus on Youth Concerts of the World Harp Congress 2002 and perform in the WHC Genève, Dublin and Vancouver where she played “Sonate pour violon et harpe” from Jean Michel Damase with Jeannette Bernal.