Henriette Renié

1875 - 1956

French

Biography

Henriette Renié was born in Paris in 1875. A pupil at the Paris Conservatory of the harpist Alphonse Hasselmans and of Théodore Dubois, she was rewarded with a brilliant First Prize for harp in 1887 as well as prizes for fugue and composition. Her outstanding career as a virtuoso harpist did not prevent her from making her mark as a composer. She wrote numerous works for harp including a concerto, chamber music, various transcriptions for her own instrument and a world-renowned method. Henriette Renié died in Paris in 1956.