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03.12.2010 11:49 Alter: 6 Jahre

DAAD Prize 2010 awarded to French Harpist

This year’s DAAD Prize will be awarded to the French harp student Alexandra Guiraud, student of Prof. Xavier de Maistre. The prize will be 1,000 Euros.

DAAD Prize

The German Academic Exchange Prize is awarded once a year to an international student with “exceptional academic achievement and remarkable social and intercultural commitment.” The university working team International found that Alexandra Guiraud excelled in both these areas and chose her out of the other students recommended for the DAAD-Prize 2010.  Ms Guiraud often performed in clinics and schools, including those in cooperation with the Marseille Foundation.


We would like to invite you to celebrate the awarding of this prize:


Festive Concert

on Friday, December 17th, 2010, 7pm


in the old library in the Budge Palais (Room 12) of the university. Vice president Prof. Dr. Michael von Troschke will conduct the award ceremony.

The concert will include works by Louis Spohr, Carmen Petra-Basacopol, Domenico Scarlatti, Witold Lutoslawski, and Eric Schmidt.  Alexandra Guiraud will be accompanied by fellow student flutist Shin Ying Lin. 

Entrance is free.


Alexandra Guiraud

Alexandra Guiraud, born in 1989 in France, first studied piano and clarinet.  She began her training as a harpist in the National Conservatory of Toulon under Vassilia Briano.  In 2006 she was a finalist in the International Harp Competition in Wales and won second place at the International Harp Competition in Nizza. That year she received her diploma from Vassilia Briano in the National Conservatory of Toulon where she was awarded first prize in the renowned “Prix de Perfectionnement.”


Alexandra Guiraud has been a student at the School of Music and Theatre Hamburg under Xavier de Maistre.  In 2010 she reached the second final round in the renowned ARD Music Competition. She is supported through the foundation, founded by Yehudi Menuhin, “Live Music Now.”