An internationally recognized soloist, Anaïs Gaudemard quickly stood out in the musical world among the best harpists and the most talented artists of the new generation.
Gaudemard won the First Prize and Special Award for the best performance of Murray Schafer’s The Crown of Ariadne at the prestigious International Harp Contest in Israel in 2012. She then went on to win the Second Prize and Munich Chamber Orchestra Prize at ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2016.
Gaudemard has collaborated with orchestras including Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Munie de Lausanne. She has also worked with such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Slatkin, Emmanuel Krivine, Kazushi Ono, Nir Kabaretti, Leo Hussain, and Constantin Trinks. Apart from performing as a soloist, she gives masterclasses in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, the USA, China, Canada and Israel.
In 2015, Gaudemard won the Thierry Scherz Prize at Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and had the opportunity to record with Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie. The CD, featuring harp concertos by Debussy, Boieldieu and Ginastera, was released on Claves Records the following year and was nominated for International Classical Music Awards 2017.
Gaudemard studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, and later at Haute École de Musique de Lausanne where she obtained the Master of Arts with the highest honours and the First Jost Prize for the best concerto performance in 2015. She was also a laureate of the Fondation d’Entreprise Banque Populaire in 2014.click to download images