Aliénor Girard-Guigas began playing the harp when she was six at the Conservatoire d’Avignon. She won the Médaille d’Or of Harp in 2001.
She improved her art during master classes and camps with Suzanna Mildonian, Marie-Claire Jamet (Villecroze Academy), Isabelle Moretti, Fabrice Pierre and Marie-Pierre Langlamet. In 2004, she won the first prize in the European competition of Picardy, and the first prize at the International Competition of the U.F.A.M.
In the meanwhile, Aliénor completed a degree in private law at the University of Avignon.
Deciding then to devote herself fully to the music, Aliénor Girard-Guigas enters the class of Fabrice Pierre to the CNSM of Lyon. In June 2008 she obtained her diploma (DNESM) with the mention Très-Bien.
Aliénor has since developed his musical repertoire in the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Orchestre Philarmonique de Marseille, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Orchestre Symphonique de St Etienne, the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Aube the Orchestre de Limoges, the Aix-en-Provence Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France and regularly performs at the National Orchestra of Lyon (tours Germany 2008, China 2014, Japan 2014, Vienna-Bratislava 2014, Japan 2016), the Lyric Orchestra of Avignon-Provence Region and the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon (Japan tour 2009).
She played directed by prestigious conductors such as Michel PLASSON, Gilbert AMY, Jean-Claude CASADESUS, Jean-Jacques KANTOROW, Leonard SLATKIN, Jun MÄRKL, Kent NAGANO, Evelino PIDO, Rolf REUTER, Emmanuel KRIVINE, Mikko FRANCK, Kazushi ONO … and in different festivals such as the Berlioz Festival, the La Chaise-Dieu Festival, the Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Nuits de Fourvière, Chorégies d’Orange, the Festival d’Avignon and the Jazz Festival in Vienna, the Besançon Festival, the Cité de la Musique, the Palais-des-Papes in Avignon, the Konzerthaus Berlin in Vienna’s Kontherthaus, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Aichi Prefectural Art Nagoya Theater, Tokyo Opera City, Shanghai Opera, or the Beijing National Center of Performing Arts.
Her attraction to chamber music finally led her to play with the Mare Nostrum string ensemble, the Carpe Diem ensemble, the Camerata Franz Schubert and the Sylf ensemble (Symphonie Loire-Forez), in Choir and Harp or duet Flute and Harp, in Soprano trio, Percussion and Harp (program of sacred songs and Sephardic music); with narrator; in quintet with her cousins the string quartet Girard (Danses de Debussy and Fantastic Tale of the Red Death of Caplet); finally with the Ensemble of the Musique aux Etoiles Festival (Concerto de Glière, Debussy’s Dances, Introduction and Allegro de Ravel …).
Coming first of all the duo Violin and Harp, with Cordelia Palm, concertmaster of the OLRAP (Duo Alcor), in a duet that the two musicians offer to the public music lover very regularly for 15 years.
Their mutual musical feeling led them to open their duet to collaboration with other artists.