Anneleen Lenaerts

Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is one of the leading soloists of her instrument. She has been a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra since 2011 and joined the Vienna Philharmonic in 2014. She started playing harp with Lieve Robbroeckx, continued her studies at the Conservatories of Brussels and Paris in 2008 and gained her Harp Master degree with highest distinction. She also completed the »Cours de perfectionnement« at the École Normale de Musique de Paris with Isabelle Perrin.
As a soloist Anneleen has performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, the Mozarteum Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Belgium amongst others. Anneleen Lenaerts has given solo debuts in concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall New York, Berliner Philharmonie, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels and at numerous festivals with recordings by broadcasters such as BBC 3, Radio France Musique and Deutschlandfunk.
Anneleen Lenaertsʼ special projects for the 2023/24 season include the German and Belgian premieres of the double concerto for flute and harp by Kalevi Aho and the world premieres of the harp concertos by Wouter Lenaerts and Ektoras Tartanis. She has a close chamber music partnership with mandolinist Avi Avital, cellist Julia Hagen and soprano Christine Karg.
As part of her exclusive contract with Warner Classics, Anneleen Lenaerts regularly records solo albums, including Vienna Stories (2021) with members of the Vienna Philharmonic and Nino Rota. Works for Harp with the Brussels Philharmonic, which was awarded the Opus Klassik 2019.
Anneleen Lenaerts is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy London and Manchester and regularly gives masterclasses.