Marie Pierre Langlamet performs at the Lyon & Healy 150th Birthday Festival on Thursday June 5 and Friday June 6.1 What was the moment you knew you wanted to become a harpist?
The moment I stepped into Elizabeth Fontan Binoche’s (my first and unique harp teacher) class-room. 2 What’s your absolute favorite piece to play on the harp and why?
As an encore: Prokofiev Prelude. Perfect length (that is very short), and shows two very contrasted facets of our beautiful instrument: mesmerizing and exciting. Otherwise, my favorite piece is always the piece I am learning at the moment, assuming I was the one to choose it from my own free will of course. 3 Complete this sentence: If I weren’t a harpist, I’d be…
A dancer or a choreographer because listening to music makes me think of lots of gesture. I love the association music and movement. 4 Favorite food:
All, and in quantity! 5 Favorite city in the world:
Amsterdam because of its beauty, its canals, its old stones, its narrow streets, its bicycles, its culture, its people, its freedom, its tolerance… 6 The most important element of good harp technique is:
Knowing how to listen. 7 What was your first harp?
The Russian harp of the Nice Conservatoire. 8 Name something you’ve never done in your career that’s on your bucket list:
Learn to say NO! 9 What’s the career accomplishment that you’re most proud of?
Being a small piece in the big Berlin Philharmonic Puzzle. 10 What’s the best advice you can give an aspiring harpist?
Let music guide you.