Laure Genthialon

Laure Genthialon

Substitute harp with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Les Dissonances orchestra

Mahler Academy

Winner of the John Marson Harp Prize 2014


What is the best thing about playing the harp?

Harp is the best instrument because you can play in the orchestra, but at the same time you can play on your own and still have polyphony. No need to have someone else accompanying you all the time!

If you could ask any composer one question, who would you pick and what would you ask him/her?

I would ask Brahms if he could add a harp part in some of his pieces, like his symphonies for example. I love them so much and am really sad I can't play in any of them.

What is your guilty pleasure that you only listen to in secret?

I love to listen to “The Show Must Go On“ by Queen. It reminds me of great memories, and it's great to take your mind of things after a long day of practising!

If you had a super power, what would it be?

I would be able to be in different places at the same time, like Hermione in Harry Potter!

What has been your best AMK moment so far?

All of them! But our concert in Trieste is something I will remember for a long time.

Describe AMK in three words.

Friendship, sharing, amazing.