Coline-Marie Orliac


The accomplished young French harpist Coline-Marie Orliac has already enjoyed a career as an active and sought-after soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Orliac has performed with the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie; and has worked with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi and Simon Rattle. She has won the USA International Harp Competition, the Concours International de Harpe de la Cité des Arts de Paris, and the Vera Dulova Harp Competition in Moscow.Ms. Orliac’s festival appearances include the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Festival de Musique in St. Barthélemy, the Newport Music Festival, the Festival d’Aix-en Provence and the Spivakov Festival. Her recording Harpistically Yours, Chopin features her own arrangements of piano music and songs by Chopin.Ms. Orliac is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Elizabeth Hainen and Judy Loman and received the Joan Hutton Landis Award for excellence in academics. She has studied harp and piano with Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Marielle Nordmann, Judith Liber and Susann McDonald. She plays on a Lyon & Healy Concert Grand harp.