Marcel Grandjany, French harpist, composer. Member A.S.C.A.P.; Club: Bohemians. Principal compositions include: Aria in classic style for harp and string orchestra.
Grandjany, Marcel was born on September 3, 1891 in Paris, France. Son of Eugene and Marie Jeanne (Hugo) Grandjany.
Mus. education National Conservatory Music, Paris, 1900-1912. Studied composition with Taudou and Vidal, harp with Renie and Hasselmans.
1 son, Bernard. Came to the United States, 1936, naturalized, 1945. Debut as concert artist on harp, Paris, January 24, 1909. Played in recitals and with orchs. throughout France.
London debut, 1922; New York debut at Aeolian Hall, 1924, later soloist with New York Symphony Orchestra. Annual tours, Europe, United States and Canada. Head harp department Fontainebleau (France) Summer School, 1921-1935.
Head harp department Juilliard School Music, New York City, 1938-1975. Gave Master Classes Conservatoire de Musique, Province Quebec, Montreal, 1943-1963. Member of faculty Manhattan School Music, 1956-1966.
Founder American Harp Society, 1962.
Member A.S.C.A.P.; Club: Bohemians. Principal compositions include: Aria in classic style for harp and string orchestra.