Concertist and teacher, Valérie Patte studied classical harp at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris with Brigitte Sylvestre. She discovered and enjoyed the techniques and sounds of contemporary music and became passionate about rare repertoire and all forms of musical expression. She graduated from the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris with a “Médaille d’or de harpe à l’unanimité” (Harp Gold Medal) obtained a Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales (musical studies diploma) of harp, she is also a laureate of the Concours Général des Lycées (a national musical competition), and has a Diplôme d’Etat (national diploma of pedagogy). She is the harp teacher at “Ateliers Musicaux Syrinx“ in Poitiers, and also gives private lessons.
She searches for beauty without stylistic restriction, as it can be heard in her recordings (contemporary, classical, improvised, film scores…) and concerts.
She is now collaborating with other musicians in various projects including “Les Amours Discrètes”, “Anthurus d’Archer”, and “Harp & Weddings”, and has created many blogs about the harp, as well as the international Facebook group: “Lever harp and small harps”.
She is particularly devoted to lever harps as she fell in love with their beautiful sound, their harmonic possibilities, and she can also fix them. She teaches classical and contemporary repertoire on pedal harp, and advanced techniques on lever harp like how to flip levers quickly during a piece.