Isabelle Olivier - harpist, composer and educator.

Honors, prizes and artistic residences

Honors and prizes

  • 1982 Bachelor of Science – Orsay (France)
  • 1984 Gold Unanimity Prize with Congrats of Conservatory Valle de Chevreuse (France)
  • 1988 Superior Graduate of National Superior Conservatory of Music in Lyon (France)
  • 1995 State diploma for Harp Education
  • 1997 Jazz Magazine for “Au pied, la mer !”
  • 1999 Musical Aptitude Certificate
  • 2005 Outstanding Musician Ship form Berklee College in Boston (Usa)
  • 2006 Nominated Revelation of the year from French Victory of Jazz
  • 2009 CHOC best CD for “My Foolish harp”
  • 2012 Citizen Jazz Choice for “Dodecasongs” and Jazz Selection for Jazz News

Artistic residences

  • 2011 France Longjumeau Theater “Dodecasongs” from solo au Big Sea Band (8 musicians) with guests Norma Winstone and David Linx and the Choir “Les Contamines” directed by Annie Couture France Parc Naturel de la Vallée de Chevreuse
  • “4 saisons with an Harp” Solo Concerts on Sunset and Sunrise
  • 2010 South Korea Seoul November Duo, trio and Quartet with Youn Sun Nah, Olivier Sens, Olivier Py
  • France Longjumeau Theater “Dodecasongs” from solo au Big Sea Band (8 musicians)
  • 2009 France Lyon Opera (69) “My foolish harp” from Solo to Quintet with David Linx, David Venitucci, Michel Benita et Peter Erskine
  • 2008 France Département des Yvelines/ Elsa Triolet and Aragon House in St Arnoult “Le fou d’Elsa” with Youn Sun Nah, Jean Sclavis, Guido Zorn and Joël Allouche
  • 2007 France Département des Yvelines/ Elsa Triolet and Aragon House in St Arnoult”Aurélien” with Didier Lockwood, Jean Sclavis, Renaud Garcia-Fons et Joël Allouche
  • 2007 Lyon Opera from solo to heptet with Thomas Savy, Olivier Sens, Sébastien Texier, Johan Renard, Marc Buronfosse, Antoine Banville and quintet with Youn Sun Nah, David Venitucci, Michel Benita and Peter Erskine

Performances references

Maison de la Radio, Studio de l'Ermitage, Opera de Lyon, the National Theatre Hectare, the Agora, House Aragon, Floral Park, Parc de Sceaux, Jazz at Porquerolles, Appointment of Erdre, Djazz Nevers, Orleans Jazz Festival, Radio France Montpellier, Paris Jazz Festival, Polar in the city, Dunkerque Jazz Festival, Junas Festival, Wet Pavement, Chamarande Festival, Summer Strolls Reims Festival Gargilesse, Duc des Lombards, Sunset, Château de Versailles, Château de Vaux le Vicomte, Hôtel Le Rtiz, Palais de la Conciergerie, ...

France, Germany, England, Ireland, , Angola, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Luxembourg, South Korea, Spain, USA, Italy, Oceania – Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagasira, , Mauritania, Netherlands, Poland, Senegal, Switzerland, Tunisia ...