Tjasha Gafner, harp

Works by Marcel Tournier, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henriette Renié and Joseph Haydn – Teatime Classics

Tjasha Gafner
Tjasha Gafner © Daniel Delang
Laeiszhalle Hamburg
Laeiszhalle Hamburg © Maxim Schulz

Harp in the spotlight

Usually, the harp is in the middle of the orchestra and caters for dreamy tonal colours – Tjasha Gafner takes it from there into the limelight and shines as a soloist. The Swiss not only won First Prize in her category at the ARD Music Competition, but also the even more sought-after audience prize. She honours two great harp virtuosos in Henriette Renié and Marcel Tournier, who composed themselves. With two of her own arrangements of Bach and Haydn, she also shows her passion to expand the repertoire for her instrument.

Culinary offerings before the concert

Enjoy the concert with the young talents even more after savouring some refreshments beforehand. Head to the Brahms Foyer from 15:00 to 15:45 for coffee, tea and cake. Please note that the way from the Recital Hall to the Brahms Foyer is not wheelchair accessible and that the number of seats is limited.

Harpist Tjasha Gafner, born in Switzerland in 1999, completed her studies at the Juilliard School in New York under Nancy Allen, after she had completed her Masters as a soloist under Letizia Belmondo at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne. Since 2022, she has been studying education at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne under Sandrine Chatron. She is the prize winner of several Swiss and international competitions. Since the age of 10, she has performed in Germany, France, Hong Kong and many other countries and has been on the stage as a soloist with the chamber orchestra of the Bayerische Philharmonie, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the London Mozart Players.


Tjasha Gafner harp


Marcel Tournier
Féerie / Prélude et Danse

Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita for Solo Lute in C minor, BWV 997 / adaptation for solo harp by Tjasha Gafner

Henriette Renié
Danse des lutins

Joseph Haydn
Sonata in A-flat major, Hob. XVI:43 / adaptation for solo harp by Tjasha Gafner

Henriette Renié
Légende d’après »les Elfes« de Leconte de Lisle

Estimated end time

approx. 17:00

Supporting programme

Sat, 15 Mar 2025 15:00
Coffee, tea and cake before the concert, Laeiszhalle, Brahms-Foyer


Teatime Classics


Young Artists

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Cyril und Jutta A. Palmer Stiftung

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