Marie-Line ARRAGON

Harp

Age: 25 years old

Country: France

After graduating with a master’s degree in Cultural Management at Paris-Dauphine University and having different work experiences as an assistant producer (Concert Spirituel, Quatuor Debussy, Festival of Light in Lyon, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu), Marie-Line did her final internship in the Academy of Opera National de Paris.
Passionate with mediation and children, she has written her thesis about the role of artistic practice in children’s education at school. At the same time, she attended a course on outreach with the Académie of the Festival d’Aix in France and then started doing interventions in front of different audiences (children, disabled people).
She entered the Geneva harp class with Sandrine Chatron (Haute Ecole de Musique) and has followed her studies in London, with Gabriella Dall’Olio and Frances Kelly (Trinity Laban Conservatoire). She attended different masterclasses, notably with Emmanuel Ceysson, Heidi Krutzen, Eleonore-Euler Cabantous, Christine Icart, Geneviève Létang, etc.

She used to give lots of concerts during her studies: solo concerts (Lyon, 2017; Paris, 2019), chamber music (Geneva, 2020; London, 2021), concerto (Lyon, 2018), classical orchestra (Clermont-Ferrand Opera, 2017; Lyon Auditorium, 2017), as well as popular repertoire with French singer Vanessa Paradis (Festival Nuits de Fourvière, 2014).
Marie-Line has been awarded different prizes in many international competitions: 1st Prize at Laszlo Spezzaferri International Prize (Italy, 2021), 2nd Prize at Opus International Competition (Poland, 2021), and « UK Harp Association Special Prize » at Camac Harp Competition (England, 2021). She is a member of the Medinea artist community.
She plays on an Aurora, made in 2016, from Italian brand Salvi. She has been offered a job at the Philharmonie de Paris in August 2021 as educational projects manager/mediation officer for pupils, children, and families.

Photo credit: Marthe Chesneau