BIOGRAPHY

Born in Traverse City, MI, Marta Power Luce has lived in Paris, France, since 2001.  She earned her Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 2008, where she studied with Isabelle Perrin.   She also completed a Licence de Musicologie at the Sorbonne University of Paris, in 2006.  Her natural playing and intelligent artistry have been widely recognized, leading her to win prizes in international harp competitions such as the 4th International Felix Godefroid Harp Competition in Belgium, the Camac Harp Competition of the North London Festival of Music and Drama, and the Salvi “Le Parnasse” competition in Paris, among others.

Marta Power Luce began her career in Paris as a soloist with the Orchestre de la Société Symphonique et Chorale de la Poste et France Télécom in 2006, and has since then performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals.  As founding member of the Atlantic Harp Duo, she performs regularly throughout Europe, America, and Asia with harpist Elizabeth Jaxon.  The duo’s discography includes a collaborative recording of fables by Jean de La Fontaine illustrated by original music for two harps by Damien Luce (2009), and the Duo’s debut solo CD, Celebrating Chopin and Sand, which was released in early 2011.

Since 2005, Marta Power Luce has been harp professor at the Académies Inter Musicales de Paris, in addition to leading an active private harp studio.  She is also co-Artistic Director of the Isabelle Perrin Summer Harp Workshop which takes place annually in Traverse City, MI.