Anneleen Lenaerts

Anneleen Lenaerts is one of the leading artists of the harp today. She has been Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since 2010. 

As a soloist, Anneleen Lenaerts has made her debut at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Salle Gaveau, the Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels, and at festivals like the Rheingau Festival, Lockenhaus, and the Aspen Music Festival. Her concerto performances include with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Belgium.

A Warner Classics artist, Anneleen’s latest recording of works by Nino Rota was awarded the “Classics Without Borders” Opus Klassik 2019. Her discography also includes three of the most important 20th century harp concertos, a collection of Chopin and Liszt, and transcriptions of Schumann and Schubert with the clarinettist Dionysis Grammenos. She is widely broadcast, for example by BBC 3, Radio France Musique and Deutschlandfunk.

In 2019, Anneleen Lenaerts was a recipient of the Flemish Community Awards, bestowed by the Government of Flanders on citizens who have made exceptional contributions to culture and society. 

Between 1997 and 2010, she gained no fewer than 23 international competition prizes. These include the Grand Prix International Lily Laskine (2005), and two prizes at the ARD Music Competition in Munich (2009). 

Anneleen Lenaerts teaches at the Conservatorium Maastricht, and at the Aspen Music Festival.