Vice Rector (Artistic Affairs)

The Dutch harpist Godelieve Schrama was 20 years old when she graduated from the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. She held a scholarship from the Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts and in 1996 she was also awarded the Dutch Prize for Music. These two awards enabled her to study privately with the well-known French harpist Germaine Lorenzini in Lyons.

Godelieve Schrama has developed into an exceptionally multifaceted and versatile artist. She has mastered the full repertoire for her instrument, covering all its various styles. She is active, not only as a stage performer, but also as a lecturer and initiator of innovative music projects. In 2008, for instance, in collaboration with directors, actors and designers, she put on the chamber opera “Black Feather Rising” by the Indian born English composer Param Vir. During the 2012 Holland Festival she was involved in the world premiere of the Micha Hamel 's Requiem for eleven musicians and an actor.Schrama has drawn a great deal of appreciation and praise from the public and the specialist press for her clear and flawless playing. She has worked artistically with countless well-known conductors and orchestras. As the harpist of the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble from 1994 to 2019, she played the whole of the 20th and 21st century repertoire for ensemble. Godelieve Schrama has performed numerous composition commissions for her instrument. She devotes herself intensively to chamber music and has played in all sorts of instrumental combinations — at the Orlando Festival, the Delft Chamber Music Festival, and at the Musiktage Mondsee. Among her chamber music partners she can count the flautist Emily Beynon, Andrea Lieberknecht, the Auryn Quartet, Quatuor Danel, Liza Ferschtman, the violist Peijun Xu and the organist Tomasz Adam Nowak.

Her discography includes works by Domenico Scarlatti (Vanguard Classics) and Padre Antonio Soler (Dabringhaus & Grimm). In 2014 Musicom released a CD on which she performs works for organ and harp with the organist Tomasz Adam Nowak. Her most recent CD was released in 2020 with the violist Peijun Xu (hänssler classic).

In 2001 Godelieve Schrama was appointed as Professor of Harp at HfM Detmold, where she is passing on her skills to a generation of younger harpists. In Detmold she has taken on political roles in addition to her artistic teaching programme: from 2016 to 2020 she held the position of central Equal Opportunities Commissioner. Since the winter semester 20/21 Godelieve Schrama has been Vice-Rector for Artistic Affairs at HfM Detmold.

In addition to this responsibility she is regularly invited to participate in international master classes and summer courses.


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