Anne-Sophie Bertrand

Anne-Sophie Bertrand is Principal Harpist with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. A prize winner of Cardiff International Harp Contest, Gaudeamus International Competition for the Interpretation of contemporary music, the Parklane Group and BBC3 Young Artist Auditions in London, Anne-Sophie Bertrand has performed as a soloist at the Wigmore Hall, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Bozart in Brussels, St David’s Hall in Cardiff, De Doelen in Rotterdam, De Singel in Antwerpen, the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny, the Bolivar Hall in Caracas. She is a guest artist with renowned festivals such as the Beijing Arts Festival, the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, the Rheingau musik festival, the Festival en Avesnois and the World Harp Congress and the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão in Brasil.

A passionate teacher, Anne-Sophie Bertrand has been Guest Professor and Associate Artist at the Royal Academy of Music in London since 2018. She is Harp Professor at the Academy für Tonkunst in Darmstadt.

She is regularly invited to give Masterclasses in renown institutions such as the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Brussels Conservatoire, the Guildhall School of Music; She has served as a Jury Member in International Harp Competitions such as Bloomington Harp Competition and the Concours Français de la Harpe and as an adviser for many orchestras in Germany.

In her search for expansion of the repertoire for her instrument, Anne-Sophie Bertrand has played and recorded many premieres as well as adapting works for harp. She has had the chance to work with composers-conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Péter Eötvös, Enno Poppe, Matthias Pintscher, Heinz Holliger, Nimrod Borenstein, Zhou Tian. She works regularly as a guest with the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt.

Anne-Sophie Bertrand’s recent CD for Naxos International includes a Premiere by American composer Geoffrey Gordon. Her playing in this recording was praised in Pizzicato Magazine for „her talent for storytelling similar to that of Scheherazade in the Tales of 1001 Nights „and in Fanfare Magazine for her” breath taking synthesis of beauty, elegance and pristine technique.”