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London Harpist PeggyPeggy was Born in Nice in 1978, where, at the age of 4, she started to study piano. At 9, she began studying the harp under the tuition of Ms. E. Fontan-Binoche and obtained her Musical Diploma at the Conservatoire National de Region de Nice with distinction in 1996. The same year, she was offered a place at the Conservatoire de Paris-CNR to study with Marielle Nordmann on a Master-class course, where she also obtained a Diploma in Historical Studies.

In 2000 Peggy won an Elsie Martin Award to study at the Royal College of Music, with Ieuan Jones and passed her Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Performance in June 2001. In 2002 she won a scholarship - the French Award Lavoisier from Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres to continue her study at the RCM and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Advance Performance with distinction .

Peggy has participated in many master classes with the world’s leading harp teachers, such as Catherine Michel, Marie-Claire Jamet, Erika Waardenburg, Fabrice Pierre and Marielle Nordmann.

Peggy won the 1st prize of the Concours de Harpe de Cassis , the 1st prize of the Concours de Musique de Chambre de Cassis, with a special prize “Marielle Nordmann”. She won a prize in the First International Competition « Lily Laskine, and then the second price in the Deuxieme Concours International de Musique de Chambre en Arles. Recently Peggy was finalist of the Fifth International chamber music competition in Arles.

Since the age of twelve Peggy is giving many recitals as a soloist or in chamber music in Halls such as Theatre des champs Elysées, Salle Pleyel and Opera comique in Paris, St-Martin in the field, Kensington Palace, St- Michaels Church in London, or National Opera in Nice. She has also been invited to give a Recital for the Seventh Mondial Harp Congress in Prague. Peggy has worked with many of the world leading conductors, such as Armin Jordan, Jacques Mercier, Jean Claude Casadessus, Lorin Maazel, Janos Fürst, and Sir Charles Mackerras. Peggy recently performed the Boildieu’s Concerto in C in London and received a standing ovation and has been invited last december to play in the Vertuosi Festival in Brazil. Forthcoming engagements include the Buthan Festival in Beyrouth, playing Principal harp with the Janacek Philharmonic conducted by Jan Latham Koening.

Sample Repertoire List

Popular music

Themes from :

The Phantom of the Opera
Jesus Christ Superstar
Don’t cry for me Argentina
A man and a woman
All the things you are
West Side Story
Once in a lifetime
Unchained melody

Classical Repertoire

To Include :

Albeniz : Tango
Bach, J.S : Arioso
Air on the G string
Barnby : O perfect Love
Beethoven : For Elise
Moonlight sonata
Ode to joy
Brahms: Hungarian dances
Chopin: Prelude
Corelli: Adagio
Debussy : Clair de lune
Delibes: Waltz from Coppelia
Dvorak : Themes from Ninth symphony
Elgar : Chanson de matin
Land of Hope and Glory
Themes from Enigma variations
Fauré : Berceuse

Après un rêve
Franz : Dedication
Giordano : Caro mi ben
Gossec : Tambourin
Gounod : Ave Maria
Haendel ; Largo
Humperdinck : Evening Prayer
Holst : Themes from « the planets »
Kunhau: Aria
Liszt: Liebestraum
Mahler: Symphony no 5
Massenet : Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn: Wedding march
Mozart: eine kleine nachtmusik
Theme frome the Clarinet Concerto
Sonata in C
Theme from symphony no 40
A musical joke
Mussorgsky: Promenade
Offenbach: cancan
Pachelbel: Canon
Puccini: Themes from Aida
Rossini: Themes from the Overure to the Barber of Seville
Themes from William Tell
Rubinstein: Melody in F
Saint-Saens : The Swan
Satie: Gymnopedie
Schubert: Ave Maria
Schumann: Traumerei
Strauss: Valses
Tchaikovski: Themes from « Romeo and Juliet”
Themes from Nutcraker
Themes from Swan lake
Vivaldi: Themes from 4 seasons
Wagner: Bridal March

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