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Clara Izambert

Harp

Clara Izambert-Jarry began playing the harp at the Saint Maur Conservatory and met Marielle Nordmann three years later, with whom she would never stop working afterwards. 

 

In 2010, she brilliantly obtains her master's degree in harp at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, in the class of Isabelle Moretti, as well as the superior cycle of chamber music in the classes of David Walter and Michel Moraguès.

 

Passionate about various chamber music ensembles, she performs regularly with the Trio Dauphine (harpsichord, harp and baroque violin) with whom she has recorded two critically acclaimed albums (Arion / Evidence Classics). She devotes her master's thesis to the flute, viola and harp and also plays regularly with various musical personalities such as the harpist Alexandra Luiceanu -Duo Manora-, in duo with the violinist You Jung Han, or with the organist Gaétan Jarry.

 

She plays in prestigious venues such as the Basilica of Lourdes, the Opera of Leipzig and the Abbey of Royaumont, the Festivals of Menton, Deauville, Sinfonia en Périgord, the Flâneries de Reims and performs with groups as diverse as the Ebène Quartet, Girard Quartet, Ardeo Quartet, with Marielle Nordmann or with the Soloists of Lyon.

 

Very much involved in contemporary creation, she has been solo harpist with the ensemble Le Balcon since 2009, a sound ensemble directed by Maxime Pascal. She tastes the symphonic and operatic repertoire with orchestras such as the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Les Siècles, the Orchestre National de Lorraine or the Paris Opera for Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.

 

His discography includes Eric Lebrun's Vingt Mystères du Rosaire (Bayard Musique), the complete sacred music of Théodore Dubois (Aeolus), the unpublished 18th century repertoire with the Trio Dauphine (Arion / Evidence Classics) and several symphonic recordings (Orchestre de Lorraine, Les siècles).

 

After meeting Nanja Breejik (ancient harps), Clara Izambert-Jarry decided to devote a great deal of time to rediscovering the French repertoire of the second half of the 18th century for the single-movement harp and the Armandine.

 

Clara Izambert-Jarry is, at the same time, holder of the Certificat d'Aptitude à l'Enseignement (CNSMDP, 2013) and organ prize holder (CRR St Maur). She teaches at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional d'Amiens.

 

Clara Izambert-Jarry is supported by the Société Générale Patronage for the year 2011, winner of the Fondation de France for the "déclic' jeune 2012" scholarship and is awarded the Grand Prix Tissier Grandpierre of the Institut de France 2013.