Still aged only 27, 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.
From an early age Anneleen Lenaerts started winning an impressive amount of prizes, 17 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, Collegium Musicum Basel, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Belgium amongst others.
2014 will also see the recording of three of the most important harp concertos from the 20th century –by Joaquín Rodrigo, Reinhold Glière and Joseph Jongen. Anneleen Lenaerts will be accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic and conductor Michel Tabachnik.