Elena Anger started playing the harp at the age of 5 with Aude Wetterwald. She then studied at the Conservatoire d’Angers with Véronique Chenuet where she obtained the Diploma of Musical Studies and then the advanced diploma of harp and chamber music. In 2009 she won a first prize at the French Harp Competition.
In parallel to her musical studies, she obtained in 2011 a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Literature and Cinema from the Université Catholique de l’Ouest. She participates in various cultural projects in her city, she was a member of the student jury of the film festival “Premiers Plans” and played in a theatrical creation.
Elena then decided to study music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Annie Lavoisier where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in interpretation in 2014. She then continued her musical studies with Godelieve Schrama at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold (North Rhine-Westphalia) where she obtained a Master’s degree in Soloist and Orchestra in 2017 and a Master’s degree in Instrumental Pedagogy in 2020. She also studied with Germaine Lorenzini for many years.
Elena performs in various chamber music ensembles (Astréos Duo flute and harp, Artémis Duo soprano and harp) and orchestras that have led her to travel. She has participated twice in the Orchestre de la Francophonie in Quebec and has participated in the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Young Euro Classic with the Cuban-European Youth Academy Orchestra. She has been a member of the Detmolder Kammerorchester and has played several times with professional orchestras in Germany and Quebec.
For many years Elena has been passionate about teaching and has passed on her passion to many harpist students of all ages and levels, and regularly offers educational concerts, children’s shows and instrument presentations. Particularly concerned with the accessibility of music education to all audiences, she is currently conducting a research project as part of a Doctorate in Music Education at Laval University (Quebec) under the direction of Jonathan Bolduc to study the impact of learning the harp with dyspraxic children and to develop pedagogical tools in this regard.
She also composed a method for learning the harp for beginners which will be available soon.