Under the management of Blanche d’Harcourt, a Recruiting committee composed of former students of the Academy has been created : by keeping a constant eye on the most renowned conservatories and international competitions, they make contact with the most promising artists of the new generation.
After graduating from the École normale
de musique de Paris, Blanche d’Harcourt further honed her skills with Jean Fassina. For a number of years now, she has performed as a duet with Italian singer Maria Fausta Gallamini, and together they have been on a number of tours in France and elsewhere. Blanche d’Harcourt has also put together a programme of German romantic melodramas with actress Marthe Keller, which they have taken on tour around Europe, the United States and Japan. At the same time, she has been developing her career as a solo pianist and chamber musician, playing with Philippe Hirshhorn, Michel Arrignon and Mitsuko Shirai. From 1993 to 2012, she has been artistic director of Belgium’s Rencontres Musicales Internationales d’Enghien, a chamber music festival offering concerts and master classes.