Tjasha Gafner

Harpist

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Tjasha Gafner, born in 1999 in Switzerland, began the harp at the age of 7 with Julie Sicre and studied since 2012 with Letizia Belmondo at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne. She is currently perfecting her skills at the HEMU by completing a soloist master's degree.

 

She is the winner of numerous national and international competitions: at the age of 11, a 2nd prize at the Lily Laskine, then 1st prizes at the Félix Godefroid in 2012, at the Swiss Music Competition for Youth on four occasions between 2010 and 2016, at the Suoni d' Arpa in 2014, at the Martine Géliot in 2016 and at the Jura Competition in 2017. She won the Pour-cent Culturel Migros Study Prize in 2019. 

Tjasha performs regularly in recital in France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy, and has already performed in Australia and Hong Kong. Tjasha has various radio and television experiences, such as the Masters broadcasts on the airwaves and Tribune Libre on Espace 2, or Génération Jeunes Interprètes on France Musique. She recorded her first CD in 2018. 

Since the age of 10, she has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, such as the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Ensemble des Jeunes Virtuoses de New York, the Kammerorchester de la Bayerische Philharmonie, the Archi de Sono de Turin, and the Academic Chamber Orchestra of Lviv in Ukraine. In September 2019, Tjasha had the honor of premiering a concerto dedicated to him by Laurent Coulomb with the Ensemble Symphonique de Neuchâtel.

She is currently perfecting her skills at the HEMU by completing a soloist master's degree.