Lise Vandersmissen

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Experienced harpist studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Available for events, weddings, solo, chamber and orchestral work.

Lise Vandersmissen, born in 1996 in Belgium, finished her Bachelor’s Degree with Lieve Robbroeckx in LUCA School of Arts in Leuven, Belgium. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree with Imogen Barford at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. From the age of 14, Lise participated successfully in several competitions. She won First Prizes at The Vlamo Concours and The Belfius Competition, both in Belgium, and was a Prizewinner at The 9th Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Poland. She was selected to perform at the Focus On Youth Platform on the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong in July 2017, and won the Special Prize of the Hungarian Harp Duo at the 4th International Harp Competition in Hungary. She also won the Second Prize in the Prinses Christina Concours in the Netherlands. As a soloist, Lise has performed with The Symphony of Zabrze Philharmonic directed by Sławomir Chrzanowski and with Youth Orchestra Amikejo under Mark Prils. She also worked as a soloist in workshops with the Symphony Orchestra of Luca School of Arts directed by Ivan Meylemans. As an orchestral harpist, Lise has taken part in workshops alongside members of the London Symphony Orchestra, and played with the Symphony Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, the Symphony Orchestra of Luca School of Arts and the Limburgs Kamerorkest, both in Belgium. In The Netherlands, she performed with Youth Orchestra Amikejo, Harmonie St. Agnes and Ensemble Zuiderwind. Her eagerness to learn from a wide variety of international influences is evidenced in her participation in many masterclasses, including those given by Isabelle Perrin, Isabelle Moretti, Catrin Finch, Helga Storck, Sylvain Blassel, Catherine Michel, Catherine White, Annie Lavoisier, Hanna Grociak, Agnès Clément, Hugh Webb, Gwyneth Wentink and many more. Though still young, Lise has performed in many venues in Europe, including the Barbican Hall, LSO St. Luke’s and The Place Theatre in London, Zagłębie Palace of Culture in Poland, MECC and Sint Jans Church in The Netherlands. In Belgium she has performed at CC De Adelberg, Stadsschouwburg Kortrijk, C-Mine Genk, Basilica Tongeren, and Sankt Nikolaus Kirche in Eupen. In Hong Kong, she performed at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Concert Hall.

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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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From customers:

Imogen B, 2 years ago

Lise is an extremely accomplished harpist, with a fine technique, and a deep feeling for the music she plays.

Bryn L, 1 year ago

Lise has a fully developed technique, she also has a strong individual musical sensibility and is quick and open to learning, reacting well to observations, ideas and criticism.