Céline Mata

Céline Mata remains an essential figure with her extraordinary artistic and human personality, and her rare and sensitive musicality.

A worthy heiress of the world-renowned French harp school, she is renowned and sought after for her virtuoso playing, delighting her audience with her authentic and warm sound, and her unique touch.

Céline Mata

Regularly invited to play as a soloist with various orchestras (such as the Bernard Thomas Orchestra, the Picardy Orchestra, the Sud-Essonne Orchestra, the Oise Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opus 60 Chamber Orchestra), Céline is brought to share the stage with great artists such as the Joachim quartet, Vincent Lucas, Franck Masquelier, the Choirs of Radio France.

She performs in concert across France and Europe, in prestigious venues and theatres; within various Festivals such as "Music in Vercors", "Harp in Avesnois", "Les Automnales de la Harpe", "Les Baladines Automnales".

Orchestral musician, she is invited by National Orchestras: Orchester de Picardie, Orchester de l'Opéra de Rouen, Orchester National d'Ile de France, Orchester de Bretagne, Orchester Poitou-Charentes, Orchester Bernard Thomas.

Thus she has collaborated for many years:

Eager to encourage contemporary musical creation, she is at the origin of the order of the Festival Harpe en Avesnois , for the world premiere on March 5, 2017 of the work "Pourquoi" by Vincent Michel. This deep and moving work written for horn, harp, narrator and electroacoustic tape is based on texts by Voltaire on Tolerance and Humanism.

She became Dominique Probst's favorite performer for his orchestral work "Ile de Lumière". This work dedicated to his island, Île de Ré, will be part of a CD bringing together all the composer's work: "Ba[l]ades" released in 2012 by "continuo classics". The Island of Light will be recorded at the Imperial Theater in Compiègne with the Picardy Orchestra, under the direction of Olivier Holt.

She is also the first harpist to have recorded the pieces "Paysages Celtiques" arranged for harp and composed by the Breton guitarist Marc le Gars. Since then, they have collaborated in expanding the Celtic harp repertoire. Marc Le Gars is published by Soldano and Henri Lemoine.

With her friends Franck Masquelier and Jocelyne Lucas, she is the artistic director of the Festival "Les Baladines Automnales" which they created.

She participates in numerous disc recordings and television performances. She recorded her first CD in 2004 as a duo, an original repertoire for horn and harp with the super-soloist of the Orchester National de France.

A graduate of the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, Céline benefited from the teaching of great teachers such as Dominique Demogeot, Marie-Claire Jamet, Germaine Lorenzini, and Marielle Nordmann.

Marielle has also done a lot for Céline: thanks to her support and encouragement, Céline has won prestigious foundations: Nadia and Lili Boulanger and Lily Laskine, allowing her to obtain a unique scholarship, which will help her finance the purchase of his first instrument.

It will also benefit from the support of the Tarrazzi Foundation, an organization supporting young musicians worthy of esteem and interest.

Holder of a DE in harp, she is a professor at the Raincy and Sevran Conservatories (CRD-93), in Étampes and Bretigny-sur-Orge (91), as well as at the Chesnay School of Music, and at the Carré des Arts (78).

Céline plays a 2004 Salvi Arianna model, as well as a 1923 Lyon & Healy 23 Style harp.

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