Mélanie Genin, a native of France, arrived on the New York's scene after having performed extensively in Paris and throughout Europe.
Deeply passionate by the music and the harp, she is always delighted to play at your events, showcasing a wide range of harp repertoire at the highest high standards. With you, she creates a program "sur mesure", tailored accordingly to your personality, tastes and desires.
Mélanie believes that each performances, from the private event to a Carnegie Hall recital, are beautiful opportunities to share music and to create magic when played with great artistic ethic.
She was noted as a “singular harp virtuoso, with an exquisitely sensitive playing” (Epoch Times) after her recent debut at Carnegie Hall in the International Shining Star series, and as a “very promising soloist to follow”(Classic info) at the Festival des Flâneries, France...
She particularly cherishes chamber music repertoire and regularly plays with flutist Mathilde Calderini as the ensemble Duo Galilée and with New York flutist Beomjae Kim among other musicians.
As an orchestral player she has performed in some of the most prestigious halls in the world, including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall London, KKL Luzern, Audi Hall München, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, under such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Sir Mark Elder, Alan Gilbert, Pablos Heras-Casado, and Leonard Slatkin.
Ms. Genin received the highest education including a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she studied with Isabelle Moretti and Genevieve Létang. She received a special scholarship from the Bruni-Sarkosy Foundation to study abroad at the Juilliard School with Nancy Allen. She was in 2014 the first harpist ever admitted into the Artist Diploma program at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under the guidance of Metropolitan Opera harpists: Susan Jolles, Mariko Anraku and the regretted Deborah Hoffman.
Listen to some of her performances: