French evening, Héloïse Carlean-Jones, harp, France
Praised for her “clarity and mastery of sound” (Reading Eagle), Héloïse Carlean-Jones is a young French harpist who performs as a soloist, chamber musician, continuo accompanist and orchestral player. Golden Medal winner in the 2019 Fourth Manhattan Competition, she has performed around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Wiener Konzerthaus. She has been featured in chamber music recitals at Aspen and Tanglewood. As an orchestral player she has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others. In June 2020 she won the audition for the Associate Harp Position in the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine in Paris. With a repertoire spanning five centuries, Héloïse is equally at home with cutting-edge new music as with the works of the great baroque masters. She shares her passion for music and its history with her audience through thoughtful programming and direct audience engagement. Through her arrangements of great masterworks as well as folk tunes, she contributes to broadening her instrument’s repertoire. Héloïse holds a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music where she was awarded the Stephen Hendel Fellowship, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Harp Performance and a Diploma in Historical Performance Practice from the Curtis Institute of Music.