French Harpist Coline-Marie Orliac adds to her growing recording career releasing her first solo album “Harpistically Yours, Chopin” featuring her own arrangements of Chopin's solo piano works and songs. A digital release together with Achilles Liarmakopoulos introducing trombone and harp duets has just come out. For her first CD appearance (Naxos) she performs her USA International Competition prize winning piece by Chiayu Hsu.
An active and sought-after soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Orliac performed at Festivals both in Europe and the US, including the Festival de Musique in St. Barthélemy, the Newport Music Festival, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Festival d'Aix-en Provence, the Spivakov Festival in Moscow as well as the 10th World Harp Congress in Amsterdam. In 2011 Maxim Vengerov invited her to join the Sinfonia Varsovia at the Festival de Musique de Menton, where she performed Ravel's Tzigane with him.
After having been invited by Claudio Abbado to join the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra Ms Orliac is now a welcomed guest at orchestras like the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic, ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, La Monnaie Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra which led to working together with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Christoph Eschenbach. She was invited to perform as soloist at the Gwangju Music Festival in South Korea and has been asked to be a faculty member at the Curtis Summerfest for the past two years.
The Winner of numerous prestigious international competitions (USA International Harp Competition, Concours International de Harpe de la Cité des Arts de Paris and Vera Dulova Harp Competition, Moscow) studied in Marseille, Paris and Nice earning diplomas in both Harp and Piano Performance. Invited by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, she continued her harp studies in the US attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Coline-Marie Orliac plays on Lyon&Healy Concert Grand harp.