Laudine Dard, praised as a lively and engaging harpist, is much in demand internationally as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. Passionate about chamber music, she plays frequently with several ensembles including the quintet Levedy Ensemble, comprised of four singers and a harp, which was announced winner of the prestigious Carne Trust Chamber Music Competition in October 2020. Laudine Dard was awarded the 2021 John Marson Harp Prize for Outstanding Musicianship. Recent solo repertoire includes the Dances by Debussy and the Concerto for flute and harp by Mozart.
Laudine Dard has played with many orchestras in the UK, in Switzerland and in Europe, among which the Cameristi della Scala, Consuelo Orchestre, the London City Philharmonic, the CBSO Youth Orchestra, the Swiss Youth Orchestra (SJSO) and the Orchestre Symphonique Genevois. She performs regularly in prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall in London, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Tonhalle in Zürich and the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Laudine studied in Geneva Conservatoire and in Vienna with Julia Reth. She was then awarded a scholarship to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London with Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly, where she graduated from in 2021 with First Class Honours. She continued her studies with a Master of Music in the class of Prof. Cristina Bianchi in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater of Munich, where she graduated with the highest mark in June 2023. She was selected to perform in masterclasses with Marie-Pierre Langlamet (Berliner Philharmoniker), Fabrice Pierre, Emmanuel Ceysson and Germaine Lorenzini among others to perfect her playing.
Laudine Dard is grateful for a scholarship from Tim and Jay Newling that supported her during her studies.