Anaëlle Tourret


Trained by Ghislaine Petit Volta, Nicolas Tulliez and Prof. Xavier de Maistre, Anaëlle Tourret pursued her career as orchestra and chamber music harpist as well as soloist on the international stage. After one year in 2017 as an academist of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln under the mentoring of Andreas Mildner, she has been named in 2018 at the age of 25 Solo Harp of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester Hamburg.

As prize-winner of the most important competitions (Lily Laskine, Félix Godefroid…), Anaëlle Tourret wins the 2nd Prize of the 19th International Harp Competition of Israel 2015 – seen as the most prestigious for this instrument, after being unanimously rewarded of the three interpretation prizes.

Anaëlle Tourret plays regularly in recitals (Elbphilharmonie, Festival Paris Jeunes Talents oder Debussy, NDR Kultur in Stars von Morgen, Podium der Jungen or France Musique), in chamber music formations (Gerhard Quartett, New Russian Quartett, Elphcellisten) or in Concerto with the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Symphony Orchestra of Riga (Latvia) or the Orchestre des Jeunes d’Ile de France.

She is regularly called to collaborate with orchestras so prestigious as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, the Hamburger Philharmoniker (Hamburg Opera), the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, the Bremer Philharmoniker or the Helsingborg Symphonic Orchestra (Sweden) and has the opportunity to play under leaders’baguette such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Paavo Jarvi, Marek Janowski, Mikko Franck, Christoph Eschenbach, Matthias Pintscher, Kent Nagano.

Her particular attachment for the contemporary repertoire brings her to collaborate with composers such as Heinz Holliger, Alain Louvier, Menachem Wiesenberg, Ami Maayani, Camille Pépin, Michel Lysight or Tomas Koljatic with whom she participates in the official presentation to the public of the MIDI Harp within the IRCAM.

Anaëlle was recently in residence in the Festival d’Aix en Provence, and will create in 2019 a new harp concerto by Camille Pépin with the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Toulon. She is prize-winner of the Berenberg Kultur Preis 2019.