Marie-Pierre Langlamet | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Grenoble, France
Member since 01.09.1993


She first become acquainted and enchanted with the harp from the children’s album Piccolo Saxo. Because Marie-Pierre Langlamet definitely wanted to learn a polyphonic instrument, and the piano class was full, she decided to take up the harp. She received her first musical training at the Nice Conservatoire with Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, later participating in master classes given by Jacqueline Borot and Lily Laskine.

At the age of only 15, she attracted international attention when she won top prize at the Maria Korchinska International Harp Competition and first prize at the International Harp Competition of the Cité des Arts of Paris one year later. She was only 17 when she was engaged as principal harp in the Nice Opera Orchestra, but a year later she gave up this position to continue her studies in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute. From 1988 until she joined the Berliner Philharmoniker five years later, she was deputy principal harpist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York.

Marie-Pierre Langlamet performs worldwide as a soloist with renowned chamber music ensembles and orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and she also gives numerous solo recitals. In June 2009, Marie-Pierre Langlamet was made a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture for her contribution to French music. Since 1995 she has taught in the Orchestra Academy. What she enjoys most in her free time is riding, skiing and ice-skating with her children.


First Prize at the harp competition in Israel (1992)
First Prize, Concert Artist Guild Competition in New York (1989) 
Prizewinner, CIEM in Geneva (1986)
First prize, Louise Charpentier Competition in Paris (1984)

Behind the music: Marie-Pierre Langlamet
Video portrait

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind, Adam Janisch

In Paris, harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet sets off in search of the perfect sound.

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