19 February 2015

Harp Recital featuring Anne-Sophie Bertrand

In association with the Parasol Foundation, Anne-Sophie Bertrand will be the featured artist of the next concert of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society in a harp recital on Thursday 19th February 2015 at 8:00pm, at the Convent Ballroom.

The programme will feature compositions by J.S. Bach, G. Fauré, E. Parish Alvars, M. Tournier, C.Debussy.

"Praised for her great sonority and her musical versatility, Anne-Sophie Bertrand is one of the most distinguished harpists of her generation.” Born in Paris, of Franco-American nationality, Anne-Sophie started playing the harp at the age of five. She accomplished her musical studies with Honours at the Royal Academy of Music of London with Skaila Kanga and received her Masters Degree at the Brussels Music Conservatorium.She received the title "Associate" granted by the Royal Academy of Music for outstanding musicians.A winner of numerous prizes; Tenuto soloists competition in Brussels, BBC young artists auditions, Cardiff international harp competition, Anne-Sophie was selected by the Parklane Group in London. As a result, she has given concerts throughout the UK, Europe and South America.Anne-Sophie was appointed Solo Harpist with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2000.A regular guest with such orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, L' Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, she has worked with conductors such as Mariss Janssons, Paavo Järvi, Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Daniel Harding, Pierre Boulez, Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Dudamel and Karel Mark Chichon.As a soloist, Anne-Sophie has performed with Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, The NDR Symphony orchestra and with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn.

Tickets priced at £20 are available from Sacarello’s coffee shop – restaurant in Irish Town and The Silver Shop at 222 Main Street or directly from the Society by telephone on  + 350 200 72134. A limited number of tickets at £10 are available to senior citizens and students via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.  Further information available from tel.: + 350 200 72134 or