Jury of the Collegium21 competition - 2021 edition
Miriam Overlach, (Germany/The Netherlands) moves between musical genres and scenes, taking on diverse roles as performer, initiator and artistic director.
Challenging collaborations and new ideas about music and performance lead her towards a distinct diversity of projects in contemporary music, music theatre, educational and social initiatives.
Rooted in the classical music tradition Miriam regularly performs as a soloist, chamber musician and with together with orchestras at festivals and concert venues throughout Europe.
In 2018 she was appointed professor of harp at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp, Belgium.
Miriam is co-founder and artistic director of Ensemble Lumaka (flute, harp, and strings).
Aïda Aragoneses Aguado
Aïda Aragoneses Aguado, harpist from Barcelona, studies the harp at the Conservatorio Superior de Barcelona and at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne with the financing of the Catalan government and the foundations “Artistas Intérpretes y ejecutantes” and Max D. Jost foundations.
She is a member of the Ars Nova and Sillages ensembles and works regularly with several ensembles and orchestras in France and Spain, such as the Spanish National Orchestra, the National Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire, the Opera of the Theatre “Liceu” of Barcelona or the Utopik ensemble of Nantes, among others, performing in different venues and festivals around the world such as the Folles Journées, Musika, Cervantino or the Festival of Peralada.
Born in Lyon, Christophe Truant completed his musical education at the CNR of the same city before entering the CNSMD of Paris at the age of 18. Fascinated by the musical language, he attended the harp class as well as the writing and musical analysis classes and obtained four prizes (harp, harmony, counterpoint, analysis). In parallel to his training, he multiplied and diversified his musical experiences by performing as a soloist with various orchestras, notably with the Nouvel orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France for the interpretation of G. Pierné’s Concertstück, Salle Pleyel.
Appointed professor of harp at the CNR of Lyon in 1990, Christophe Truant has since divided his time between concerts and teaching.
The diversity of his fields of musical expression, reflecting a personal approach to research, finds its echo in a teaching style that listens to each of his students’ projects, from enlightened leisure practice to advanced training
She was then unanimously admitted to the class of Isabelle Moretti and Geneviève Letang at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she was awarded, in June 2006, a first prize with very good unanimous mention and the corresponding higher education diploma.
A versatile harpist and keen to diversify her skills, she has multiplied her activities as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician, and has won several national and international competitions, including a third prize at the 2006 Wales International Competition.
She is regularly invited to perform with orchestras in France and abroad.
Holder of the Certificate of Aptitude, she teaches at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Metz.