Marie-Claire Jamet was solo harp of the Philharmonic orchestra, then of the National orchestra of Radio-France. In 1976, she becomes one of the 30 soloists of the Intercontemporary community managed by Pierre Boulez.
She gave numerous concerts all over the world with her husband, the flutist Christian Lardé, as well as with her instrumental quintet. With this quintet, she obtained the Grand Prize of the Charles Cros’s Academy and the first Prize of the Disc’s Academy.
Marie-Claire Jamet played under the direction of most famous orchestra conductors such as Charles Munch, Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, and Pierre Boulez. With this latter, she interpreted oftenly the Claude de Bussy’s Dances in particular in the Scala of Milan and in the Mozarteum of Salzburg.
Her musical sensibility, the intelligence of her touch, her modernism attracted many modern composers among whom Yoshihisa Taïra, Ton-That Tiet, Alain Bancquart, Pierre Boulez.
At the same time as her solist and orchestra career, she was a professor in the Lyon C.N.S.M.D, in the Paris C.N.S.M.D and at the Ecole normale de musique de Paris. She(it) still gives concerts and master-class in France and abroad.
Marie-Claire Jamet is Officer of the French Legion of Honor since 2012.