Anne Bassand

Harpiste

About

Anne Bassand

Anne Bassand, born in Geneva, began her harp studies with Catherine Eisenhoffer at the Conservatoire of her hometown. She further honed her skills under Marie-Claire Jamet at the Ecole Normale in Paris and later with Susann McDonald at Indiana University in the USA. She also benefited from the teachings of Pierre Jamet and pianist György Sebök. In 1992, she was awarded the prestigious International Harp Competition of the United States.

A passionate advocate for contemporary music, Anne is a member of the Contrechamps Ensemble in Geneva and has participated in numerous premieres. She has premiered solo harp pieces such as “Phalange” by Arthur Kampela (1995) and “Refrain” by William Blank (2012).

Biography

Born in Geneva, Anne Bassand began studying the harp with Catherine Eisenhoffer at the conservatory of her hometown. She later continued her studies with Marie-Claire Jamet at the “Ecole Normale” in Paris, and further improved her skills with Susann McDonald at Indiana University (USA). Additionally, she benefited from instruction by Pierre Jamet and the pianist Györgys Seböks. In 1992, she was awarded a prize at the International Harp Competition in the USA.

Captivated by contemporary music, she became a member of the “Ensemble Contrechamps” in Geneva and participated in numerous premieres. She has also composed solo works for the harp, including “Phalange” by Arthur Kampela (1995) and “Refrain” by William Blank (2012).

Anne has performed at various festivals, including the Festival der Zukunft in Ernen, the Autumn Festivals in Paris, the Festival van Vlaanderen in Belgium, the “Wien Modern” festival, the festivals of Gargilesse and Witten, the Neue Tag für Musik in Zurich, the Archipel Festival in Geneva, and the “Music and Friendship” festival in Biel, as well as the Salzburg Festival. She has recorded numerous CDs with different ensembles.

Anne teaches harp At the Lucerne University of Music  and Chamber Music at the Lausanne University of Music. Convinced of the importance of passing on knowledge, she has furthered her education in pedagogy and developed a thoughtful approach to harp instruction as a professor of didactics at the Geneva University of Music.

Anne Bassand has a passion for teaching.
She is a harp professor:
— At the Lucerne University of Music:
for pre-college and professional students.
— at the Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Lausanne:
for all levels.
— privately:
Contact at 079 204 49 60.

Discography

NEW CD

De Anima: Works for Harp

1. Légende
2. Harp Sonata: I. Mäßig schnell
3. Harp Sonata: II. Lebhaft
4. Harp Sonata: III. Sehr langsam
5. Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BWV 564: II. Adagio
6. Suite for Harp, Op. 83: 1. Overture
7. Suite for Harp, Op. 83: II. Toccata
8. Suite for Harp, Op. 83: III. Nocturne
9. Suite for Harp, Op. 83: IV. Fugue
10. Suite for Harp, Op. 83: V. Hymn
11. Hungarian Melody in B Minor, D. 817
12. The Moldau (Arr. by H. Trneček)
13. Fall

LES GRANDS HARPISTES COMPOSITEURS

M. MCHEDELOV
1. Variations sur un thème de PaganiniPlay
M. TOURNIER
2. Etude de concert “Au matin”Play
Sonatine en trois mouvements :
3. AllègrementPlay
4. Calme et expressif
5. Fiévreusement
M. GRANDJANY
6. Fantaisie sur un thème de HaydnPlay
F. GODEFROID
7. Etude de concertPlay
8. Carnaval de VenisePlay

ANDRÉ CAPLET - LE MIROIR DE JÉSUS

I. Miroir de joie
1. PréludePlay
2. Annonciation
3. Visitation
4. NativitéPlay
5. Présentation
6. Recouvrement
II. Miroir de Peine
7. Prélude
8. Agonie au jardinPlay
9. Flagellation
10. Couronnement d’épines
11. Portement de croix
12. Crucifixion
III. Miroir de gloire
13. Prélude
14. Résurrection
15. Ascension
16. Pentecôte
17. AssomptionPlay
18. Couronnement au ciel

Upcoming Concerts

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MAY 2024

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APRIL 2024

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