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Isabelle MARIE . French, english, german.

Isabelle was 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 is retired from the Conservatoire Municipal Paris 5ème and Paris 16ème, is now teacher at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. She wrote some harp's quartett arrangements who are edited ( Durand, Leduc, Harposphère) and a Methode for harp published in 2017 (La Fabrik'aNotes). She also performs with numerous ensembles and orchestras and recorded CDs with Laurent Hacquard (oboe), Jocelyne Lucas (sopranist) Melodia Amorosa, 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. 

In 2020 she created the ÉditionsIsabelleMarie dedicated more specifically to harpists with the publication of pieces for harp alone or with harp not yet published, or already published in the past but which deserve to be rediscovered, particularly concerning the periods of 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. A collaboration with composers is also envisaged, such as with Marc Tallet whose the piece "En semant des étoiles" has just been released


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