Anne-Marguerite Michaud

Anne-Marguerite Michaud

Biography

Anne-Marguerite Michaud was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island and began her musi- cal studies on the piano at the age of three. She soon began performing in a family musical group and by age ten was regularly performing as a harp soloist in USO shows and on televi- sion, including the Jackie Gleason Talent Search with George Jessel. It was at that age when she became one of the youngest students ever to study with the great harp master, Marcel Grandjany, in New York City. She continued her studies with him through her graduation from The Juilliard School and is today recognized as his greatest living protégé. Her CD on the Summit Records label, “A Touch of Elegance”, Harpworks of Marcel Grandjany, has been hailed by harp scholars as one of the finest harp recordings ever made. While a student at Juilliard, Ms. Michaud won a Bronze Medal at the prestigious Geneva Competition in Switzerland. She was signed by and performed extensively for Young Concert Artists, Inc. of New York City. After her graduation, her performances covered all ranges of musical style. She was principal harpist of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and performed at the Warwick Musical Theater with artists such as Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennet and Bernadette Peters. She was harp soloist at the Newport Music Festival and was a regular harpist at St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Providence, Rhode Island and for the Providence New Music Ensemble. She also performed with C. Alexander Peloquin and the Boston College Chorale and while on a European tour became the first harpist ever to play at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. She has also recorded works of Dr. Peloquin on the G.I.A. label. She has been heard on Public Radio International with the Quarteto Latino-Americano in the “Live from Carnegie Mellon University” concert series. Ms. Michaud has performed as harp soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the United States Air Force Orchestra, and the Eastern Music Festival Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed with numerous orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Atlanta Symphony. Currently, Anne-Marguerite is a harpist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and teaches harp at Carnegie Mellon University and Grove City College where she continues to champion the method of playing the harp developed by Marcel Grandjany.

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