archive of soloists

Marie-Pierre Langlamet

Marie-Pierre Langlamet

Marie-Pierre Langlamet has been the Berlin Philharmonic’s solo-harpist since 1993. She was born in Grenoble in 1967. At the age of eight, she received her first harp lessons from Elisabeth Fontan Binoche at the Conservatory of Nice. At the age of 15, she gained international attention by winning First Prize at the Maria Korchinska Competition in the United Kingdom. The next year, she won First Prize at the International Cité des Arts Competition Paris and became solo-harpist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice when she was only 17 years old, a position that she held until continuing her studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The year after, she was awarded Second Prize at the Concours International d’Exécution Musicale in Geneva.

At the age of 20, she was appointed second solo-harpist at the Metropolitan Opera, winning numerous renowned prizes during the five years that she spent there. She won First Prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York as well as at the International Harp Contest in Israel in 1992, which was the most important harp competition at the time.

During her career, Langlamet has received many other accolades, such as the Cino del Duca Award of the Académie des Beaux Arts, the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Ministry of Culture (2009), and the Grand Prix de Nice (2011).

As a soloist, she has played concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the BBC Orchestra Manchester, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Dresden Philharmonic and the Orquesta Nacional de España, working with internationally renowned conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, Marek Janowski, and Juanjo Mena, amongst others.

Marie-Pierre Langlamet teaches at the Karajan-Academy and the Berlin University of the Arts.