Isabelle Olivier, harpist/composer

Jazzwoman, Composer and Harpist with a strong musical personality and talent, Isabelle Olivier brings a wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument.

She recorded eight discs and a DVD of her personal work and traveled to 22 countries to present her musical creations. Since 5 years she divides her time between France and the United States and leads her project with gusto and glee.

Solicited by many artists from all fields such as Agnes Varda, Adbellatif Kechiche for film, Emilie Valantin, Michel Bruzat for theater, the Radio France Choir for music and the Trinity College London for Master classes, She developed a very recognizable style from the first notes of this fascinating and rare instrument.

She is currently ambassador for the new electro-acoustic harp Salvi “Rainbow” worldwide. Winner of the Prize from the Villa Le Nôtre at Versailles in 2015, she became the first musician and composer awarded by the foundation.

In 2017, she was commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago to compose and perform “In between Gauguin”.