BIOGRAPHY

Laudine Dard is a Swiss harpist who performs internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She is a founding member of the Levedy Ensemble, a quintet consisting of four singers and a harp, which won the prestigious Carne Trust Chamber Music Competition in October 2020. The ensemble’s mission is to showcase the lesser-known works of female composers. Laudine Dard was awarded the John Marson Harp Prize for Outstanding Musicianship and the Trinity Laban Innovation Award for the socially impactful creative project Alone, Together, in 2021.

 

Laudine Dard has played with numerous orchestras in Switzerland, England, and Europe, including the Cameristi della Scala, Augsburger Philharmoniker, Consuelo Orchestra, Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, Geneva Symphony Orchestra, London City Philharmonic, and the Academy of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She regularly performs in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Tonhalle in Zürich, and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

 

Laudine Dard collaborates willingly with dancers, actors, and videographers, developing creative and innovative interdisciplinary projects. She is dedicated to making classical music accessible to everyone and performs in hospitals, retirement homes, schools, and prisons, particularly with the Levedy ensemble, which conducts musical workshops for people in prison in England and Switzerland.

 

Laudine Dard studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, with Julia Reth in Vienna, and with Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where she graduated with honors and the highest grade. She continued her studies in the class of Prof. Cristina Bianchi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, earning a Master of Music with the highest grade in June 2023. She also refined her skills in masterclasses with Marie-Pierre Langlamet (Berlin Philharmonic), Fabrice Pierre, Emmanuel Ceysson, and Germaine Lorenzini.

 

Laudine Dard received a scholarship from Tim and Jay Newling, which supported her during her studies in London.