Fabrice Pierre

Harpist and conductor, Fabrice Pierre studied at the Paris Conservatory from 1977 to 1980 where he obtained four first prizes in harp, chamber music, analysis and orchestra conducting, having studied harp with Pierre Jamet and conducting with Paul Ethuin and Franco Ferrara.

In 1980 he was appointed assistant conductor of the Inter-Contemporary Ensemble of Pierre Boulez and Peter Eotvos and, in 1984, he won with unanimous votes the first prize in the international harp competition "Marie-Antoinette Cazala" at Gargilesse (France). The same year, he was appointed harp professor at the CNSMD in Lyon, where since 1997 he has also been musical director of the "Atelier du XXe siècle", where he trains young talents helping them to develop their careers.

Fabrice Pierre has a dual career as conductor and harpist, devoting a major part of his activities to chamber music. He is regularly invited to major international festivals.