Sonja Leipold

Charlotte Balzereit is one of the most renowned harpists of her generation. She has been principal harpist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since 2004 and a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra since 2001. She has won international harp competitions in Lyon, Paris and Vienna, has received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation, the Villa Musica, the German Music Council and the Jütting Foundation in Stendal and was awarded the Louis Spohr Medal by the town of Seesen.
As an up-and-coming artist, she has performed in the major cities of Europe and the USA and is a regular guest at numerous festivals. She has performed as a soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hanover, the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, the Braunschweig State Orchestra, the Camerata St. Petersburg and the Polish Chamber Orchestra, among others. Her discography includes a solo CD with fantasies for harp, the sonatas by Antonio Rosetti recorded on a historical harp and a trio CD (harp/flute/viola) with works by Harald Genzmer.