Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is one of the leading soloists of her instrument. In December 2010 Anneleen was appointed Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Anneleen won an impressive amount of prizes at international harp competitions. Between 1997 and 2010 she gained not less then 23 highly important prizes of which the “Grand Prix International Lily Laskine”, one of the most prestigious harp competitions in the world, and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich are particularly outstanding. At the latter, she was both a prizewinner and winner of the Audience Prize.
As a soloist Anneleen has performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, the Brussels Philharmonic, and the National Orchestra of Belgium amongst others. Anneleen Lenaerts has made her solo debut at venues such as the Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Bozar in Brussels and in festivals such as Rheingau Festival, Lockenhaus and Aspen Music Festival. Solo appearances have been recorded by various stations including BBC 3, Radio France Musique and Deutschlandfunk.
Anneleen's latest recording for Warner Classics ‘Nino Rota – works for harp’ was released in april 2019 and features a collaboration with Brussels Philharmonic, Emmanuel Pahud and Adrien Perruchon. Previously she worked together with Brussels Philharmonic for the Warner Classics release of three of the most important harp concertos from the 20th century by Joaquín Rodrigo, Reinhold Glière and Joseph Jongen.