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François-Adrien Boieldieu Isabelle Perrin

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Isabelle Perrin, harp            Christine Pauchet, soprano

Le Collège Musical, playing period instruments
Jean-Philippe Navarre, conductor

After brilliantly completing her studies at the Conservatoire de Nice, France, Isabelle Perrin gave her first recital at the age of seventeen at a festival for young soloists: the Festival Méditerranéen des Jeunes Solistes. Following this, she studied for three years at the Juilliard School before joining the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. On her return to France, she was chosen by the Jeunesses Musicales de France to go on tour giving recitals throughout France for three consecutive years, thus introducing the harp to a wider public.
In 1990, she was named Co-principal Harpist of the Orchestre National de France and a participating soloist by the Menuhin Foundation. She is also a winner of the Torneo Internazionale de Musica, in Rome, Italy.
An international soloist, Isabelle Perrin is regularly invited to play with many prestigious orchestras such as the Northwest Sinfonietta (Seattle), the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, and the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire. During the 2000-2001 season, she will tour France, the United States, Tunisia, South Africa, Italy, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, China and Japan.
Isabelle Perrin's personality has inspired composers to compose works for her. Pierick Houdy wrote especially for her his Concerto français for harp and orchestra, which she played as a world premier in France with the Orchestre de Bretagne. She has also performed the work with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and at the Rudolfinum Hall in Prague with the Radio Prague Symphony Orchestra. Bernard Andres dedicated to her
his Danses d'Erzulie for harp, string orchestra and percussion, which had its world premier
June 2000 in Cincinnati.
In addition to this recording Isabelle Perrin has made other recordings, among which is a recital of works of Bernard Andrès on the Hortensia label, and a recording of Arnold Bax's original works for flute, viola and harp on the Arion label.
The youngest French musician to obtain the C.A. (French degree to teach in the Conservatoires Nationaux de Region), Isabelle Perrin is currently teaching at the Conservatoire du XIVème arrondissement in Paris and gives master classes all over the world.

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Concerto in C major for Harp and Orchestra
    1. Allegro brillante
    2. Lento
    3. Rondeau : Agitato

Sonata in G major, Opus 8 No. 2, for solo Harp  
    4. Allegro
    5. Rondo : Allegretto
Romances for Voice and Harp  
    6. Quoi, tu m'aimes
    7. Dans le printemps de mes années
    8. Les Souvenirs
    9. Les femmes justifées
  10. La dormeuse
  11. L'Amour, pour prix de ma défaite