Alice Belugou - Harp
Alice Belugou has studied piano, harp and musicology in different institutions in Paris. She graduated with a Bachelor in harp performance in 2013, a pedagogy diploma (DE) in 2014 and a prize in musical culture in 2013 from the Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB), a Bachelor in musicology from the Université Paris-Sorbonne in 2011, and a school leaving certificate in piano in Evreux in 2009. In 2015, she received a Masters Degree in harp performance with a special prize for her harp recitals from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU), where she studied with Letizia Belmondo. She graduated in 2017 with a Master degree in pedagogy and new music from the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. Since 2018, she studies in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris to graduate with a Diplôme d’Artiste Interprète specialized in new music.
In 2017, she received the Fritz Gerber Award and was a laureate with the ensemble Georges of the International Hugo Competition. In 2018, she received the 2nd prize of the International dutch harp festival competition and in 2020 a grant from the Fondation Meyer (Paris) in order to record a solo CD.
Alice has participated in various music festivals as soloist and with ensembles or orchestras such as the Lucerne Festival Academy (Switzerland), Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music (Germany), Festival Archipel (Switzerland), New directions Festival (Sweden), Zeiträume (Switzerland), Manifeste (France), On (Köln), Tage für Neue Musik (Zürich), festival Rümlingen (Switzerland), Kontakte (Berlin), CMMR 2019 (Marseille) among others.
She has performed with different ensembles and orchestras specializing in contemporary music, such as Ensemble InterContemporain, Klangforum Heidelberg, Tempus Konnex, Namascae, Neuverband, and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, but continues to perform classical repertoire and plays often with the Orchestre de Chambre de Normandie.
Currently, they work together in collaboration with the harpist Estelle Costanzo on the second project of their duet AEcstaly. The two harp players have performed in september 2019 Freude by Karlheinz Stockhausen and echo yes no, a new piece written for them by Mike Svoboda and did a swiss tour in January 2020 with the same program supported by the fondations Nicati de Luze, RKK Luzern and SIS, a.o..