10 things you don’t know about Marie-Pierre Langlamet

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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.

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