Aspen Music Festival And School

Anneleen Lenaerts Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • harp

Anneleen Lenaerts, harp, is one of the leading soloists of her instrument. In December 2010, she was appointed principal harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic. Ms. Lenaerts has won an impressive number of prizes and awards—twenty-three between 1997 and 2010—at international harp competitions in Belgium, France, Austria, Hungary, Spain, the U.S., and Germany. In Germany, she competed in the Grand Prix International Lily Laskine and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, in which she was both a prizewinner and recipient of the Audience Prize. As a soloist, Ms. Lenaerts has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, National Orchestra of Belgium, and others. She has performed solo at venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar Centre for the Fine Arts in Brussels and in festivals such as the Rheingau Musik Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, and Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival. She has recorded for BBC 3, Radio France Musique, and Deutschlandfunk. Ms. Lenaerts is an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics and is harp professor at Maastricht University.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO