Lise Vandersmissen

Harpist

Biography

Education

Bachelor's Degree - LUCA School of Arts, Belgium - Magna Cum Laude

Master's Degree - Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London - Great Distinction

Fellowship - Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London 

Prizes

First Prize: 5th International Harp Competition, Slovenia

Second Prize: The 5th International Harp Competition, Hungary

Second Prize: North London Camac Harp Competition 2020

Guildhall Harp Prize

Awards

Live Music Now Musician, UK

UKHA Emerging Artist, UK

Concordia Foundation Artist, UK

London Sinfonietta Academy 2018, UK

Concerto soloist

Croydon Symphony Orchestra, UK

Guildford Symphony Orchestra, UK

The Symphony of Zabrze Philharmonic, Poland

Bach Academie Alden Biesen, Belgium (Italian Triple Harp)

Ensembles

DUO Mulinello: Flute (Anna Kondrashina) & Harp (Lise Vandersmissen)

AGLICA Trio: Flute (Carys Gittins), Viola (Agnieszka Żyniewicz) & Harp (Lise Vandersmissen)

Notable Performances

World Première of “Four Meditations for Solo Harp” by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Milton Court Concert Hall, London

Young Artist in Residence: Intra Muros Festival, Alden Biesen, Belgium (Italian Triple Harp)

World Harp Congress, Solo Concert, Hong Kong