Caroline Léonardelli


Born in France, Caroline studied with Lily Laskine, one of the most celebrated harpists of the 20 th century. She graduated with first prize from the Conservatoire de Paris at age 18. After her arrival in Canada, she completed an Artist Diploma at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.

As a recording artist, Caroline’s solo CDs include El Dorado, nominated for a JUNO award; Impressions de France, featured on Apple Music’s top selections for solo harp; and Serenata, praised for the “subtlety, virtuosity and incredible dedication” of her interpretations (The Whole Note magazine). Her performances re featured on CBC Radio and USA National Public Radio.

Caroline performs as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, notably the Four Seasons Harp Quartet. She is Principal Harp with the Orchestre symphonique de Gatineau and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. She also has a thriving teaching studio and has developed a number of Canada’s exceptional young harpists, as well as being a jury member at major competitions.