Picture of Marie Bournisien

grew up in Montbéliard, France. She studied modern harp at the music school of Montbéliard and at the Paris Conservatory with Frédérique Cambreling. She finished in 1999 with the Prix de la ville de Paris.

Since 1999 she has devoted herself to the historic harp which she studied with Marion Fourquier at the Centre de Musique Médiévale de Paris and with Heidrun Rosenzweig at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
In Basel she worked with teachers such as Hopkinson Smith, Andrea Marcon and Jesper Christensen (basso continuo). In 2002 she began postgraduate studies at the Music Academy of The Hague with Christina Pluhar and obtained her diploma in 2005.

Marie has taken part in concerts and recordings with renowned ensembles such Le poème harmonique, Akademia, La cetra, Musica Nova, La chapelle Rhénane and Clematis. Theese ensembles have taken her all over Europe. As a continuo player she is much in demand and participated in several opera productions, amongst them Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the opera of Basel and Frankfurt as well as the Cavalli’s La Calisto at the opera of Basel.

Since 2007 she teaches baroque harp at the Conservatory of Music of Zurich, Switzerland.