Nathalie Labbé is a French harpist and teaches the harp as a Professor of Art Education at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Boulogne sur mer.
She started studying the harp in Boulogne sur mer as a pupil of Rolande Sueur.
She started studying the harp in Boulogne sur mer as a pupil of Rolande Sueur. Along with her studies in mathematics, she studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where she she was unanimously awarded first prize for harp in the class of Marie-Claire Jamet, as well as unanimously awarded a first prize in chamber music under Christian Lardé. She also studied the harp at the École Normale de Musique in Paris under Fabrice Pierre where she obtained the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste unanimously (with distinction?) with the congratulations of the jury.
During (while at?) The Academies of Gargilesse, she also had the privilege of being a pupil of Pierre Jamet who worked with Claude Debussy, and who was able to transmit something of the influence of this master to her.
Nathalie Labbé performs (has performed? ) in France and abroad (Belgium, The UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, USA, South Korea….) as a soloist, chamber musician or in various orchestras, notably as a soloist under the direction of Lord Yehudi Menuhin in W.A.Mozart’s “Concerto for flute and harp” to celebrate Lord Menuhin’s 80th birthday, and in Claude Debussy’s “Sacred and Profane Dances” during the A.Roussel music festival …
She participates (has participated?) in the creation of contemporary works, notably with the Ensemble InterContemporain, and as a harpist for the Coups de Vents orchestras and the MGP orchestra for international composition competitions (CIC).
he performs in prestigious venues (Salle Gaveau, Salle Pleyel, Salle Cortot, Musée d’Orsay, Maison de la Radio, Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle du Nouveau Siècle in Lille, Théâtre Élisabéthain in Hardelot, etc.) with renowned conductors and recognized performers such as Yehudi Menuhin, Pascal Rophé, Alain Louvier, Michel Piquemal, Gildas Harnois, James Bowman, Guillaume Barli and Didier Lockwood.
She is a passionate pedagogue and regularly organizes master classes within the CRD de Boulogne sur mer, around various themes. She supervises the students in their training for the harp DE within the framework of the CEFEDEM and the ESMD of Lille.
She was a jury member for the Martine Géliot International Junior Harp Competition.
She is regularly called as a jurist for the harp competitions of conservatories and higher schools (CNSM of Lyon, IMEP of Namur, ESMD of Lille…) to judge the award for the DE of harp, as well as licenses and masters of harp.