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Masumi Nagasawa

Masumi Nagasawa is an experienced and accomplished internationally known harpist. She was born in Tokyo, Japan but spent much of her childhood and early education in the Netherlands. She is a world expert on 18th and 19th-century harp practice, and gives lectures and master classes in conservatories and universities all over the world. She has PhD degree from the University of Leeds, England for research on the single-action pedal harp performing practices. Currently she teaches both double and single-action pedal harp at the Conservatory in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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Anneleen Lenaerts

Still aged only 28, Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is making a name for herself as one of the leading soloists of her instrument. In December 2010 Anneleen was appointed Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic. She won 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 Bavarian Radio, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic and the National Orchestra of Belgium amongst others. Anneleen Lenaerts has made her solo debut at venues such as Carnegie Hall New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels, Royal Academy of Music in London and Herkulessaal in Munich and in festivals such as Rheingau Festival, Lockenhaus festival, “Pietrasanta in Concerto” and Aspen Music Festival. Anneleen records for Warner Classics and is a faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival. (Anneleen studied at the Conservatories of Brussels and Paris. Besides harp Anneleen studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue at the Brussels Conservatory.)

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General admission requirements

Specific admission requirements Harp

An half-hour of free repertoire choice that is of stylistically contrasting nature

Note: you will be having lessons from either Masumi Nagasawa or Anneleen Lenaerts.


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