The soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Frédérique Cambreling
Harpe

Frederique Cambreling divides her professional life between her musical career at the Ensemble intercontemporain, which she joined in 1993, and her activity as a solo concert artist. She taught at Musikene (Spain) from 2002 to 2011. She is currently teaching at the Didactique Instrumentale at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP). She is also a member of the Salzedo trio.

Frederique Cambreling trained as a musician in France and won three major international prizes in 1976 and 1977 – 3rd prize at the Guild des Artistes Competition, 2nd prize at the Israeli Music Competition and 1st prize at the Marie-Antoinette Cazala Competition – before being appointed solo harpist at the Orchestre National de France from 1977 to 1986.

Fascinated by her instrument's diversity of expression, Frederique's musical eclecticism has led her to perform extensively in concert, both in France and internationally. A number of composers have written works for her, and she has performed in the premieres of works such as Dreamtime by Philippe Boesmans for harp, tuba and ensemble, Die Stüke der Sängers by Wolfgang Rihm for solo harp and ensemble, Hélios by Philippe Schoeller for harp and orchestra, Concerto for three harps by Andreas Dohmen, Danzas secretas by Luis de Pablo for harp and orchestra, Soleil Filaments by Frederic Pattar for bass, harp and ensemble, L'horizon et la verticale by Gerard Buquet for two harps and orchestra, as well as works by Michaël Jarrell, Aurelio Edler-Copes, Tôn-Thât Tiêt…

In tribute to Luciano Berio, Frederique Cambreling was invited to the 2003 Donaueschingen festival, where she performed Chemins I with the Freiburg SWR Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling, and again in 2011 to the Berliner Philharmonie concert hall to perform with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, conducted by Lothar Zagrosek.

Frederique Cambreling has made numerous recordings covering a wide range of harp music.

 


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